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Project Challenges

  • System needed to handle a minimum of 900 cases per hour
  • High product mix but low volume per order
  • System must be able to reduce headcount by 20%
  • System must cater for future expansion of SKUs by 35%
  • Outbound zone must accommodate different forwarders to different countries.

Solutions

  • 2-tier shelving system for storage density and effective picking activities
  • Loose pick line organised through zone pick
  • Packing line with sealing machine for loose items
  • On-Line weighing scale for QC stations
  • Destination sorting line
  • Software interface and control system
  • Structure in place for scale up second tier conveyor system, providing for future expansion without additional footprint needed