Montgomery County Keeps Engines Running

Montgomery County Keeps Engines Running With Efficient Parts & Service Department

Montgomery County's Division of Fleet Management Services operates 24/7 to keep engines running throughout Montgomery County. They provide maintenance and repair services to a number of other agencies and governments in the Montgomery area. Maintaining a fleet of over 2,205 automobiles, 454 heavy pieces of equipment, 390 transit buses and 212 user agency owned heavy equipment requires skilled technicians, efficient parts management and excellent customer service. 

When a new heavy equipment and transit fleet facility was designed, there was little space allocated for the parts department. "The plan had more service bay space but less space for parts," Keith Powers, Program Manager II, Division of Fleet Management, explained. Montgomery County needed a solution for their parts department that would allow them to keep parts onsite and quickly accessible.

Project Requirements:

  • Maintain Inventory Capacity in Smaller Footprint
  • Improve Part Accessibility
  • Improve Worker Safety


  • Two Shuttle XP Vertical Lift Modules 
  • Power Pick Global Inventory Management Software


  • Reduced Storage Footprint by 41%
  • Maintained All Inventory On Site
  • Increased Pick Accuracy 

"It was a necessity for us. It allowed us to maintain parts inventory in less space while increasing picking efficiencies," Powers said.