Graybar Brings Jobsite Efficiency to State-of-the-Art Wireless Distributed Antenna System in New York City

Connectivity Wireless Solutions is a full-service distributed antenna system (DAS) integrator. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Connectivity delivers nationwide service from regional and satellite offices throughout the U.S. Since 2008, Connectivity has completed more than 2,500 in-building DAS installations in 50 states.

Opportunity

When Connectivity Wireless was awarded a project at one of the highest profile buildings in North America, it looked to Graybar for logistics and material management support. Graybar is a leading distributor of high-quality electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management solutions.

The project had a strict deadline, and tight security measures required all freight and elevator times to be scheduled in advance with building management. Plus, deliveries had to be made by union workers with a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card. These challenges were made even more difficult by the limited space to store material.

Solution

To help Connectivity Wireless meet the aggressive schedule and budget requirements, Graybar received, stored and staged project material at its New Jersey Service Center warehouse, located just 22 miles from the jobsite.

To increase jobsite efficiency, Graybar broke down, separated and kitted 400 pallets worth of material, organizing each kit by contractor. Then, when it was time to make the deliveries, Graybar used its own fleet of union delivery drivers with TWIC cards to coordinate and expedite on-site deliveries to the crews installing the DAS cabling and equipment.

Results

Thanks to Graybar’s logistics services, Connectivity Wireless streamlined and reduced the time spent on labor and delivery.

Graybar’s daily manifest and status reports also contributed to the project’s success, providing Connectivity Wireless with constant updates on deliveries, materials, backorders and more, which helped keep the project on schedule.

“We were delighted to work with Cross Management and Graybar on this marquee project,” said Bryce Bregen, senior vice president at Connectivity Wireless.

“Utilizing the latest in HetNet technology, this installation brings together the very best that Connectivity Wireless and our partners have to offer in providing world-class service to our customer. I would like to thank all of our team members for their around-the-clock service and dedication to deliver this project on time and on budget.”

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