Executive Briefings

Showpiece Distribution Center for Internet Retailing

Challenge: A leading internet electronics retailer's needed to expand its order fulfillment and inventory storage capability to meet continued sales growth. Initial plans were to build a duplicate building on site to double capacity for both.

Solution: The company instead chose to upgrade its existing 25,200 m (270,000 sq. ft.) distribution center with a deployment of the AutoStore system in 2008. In 2010, the company prepared and shipped 1.4 million orders and nearly 4.3 million order lines through the AutoStore system. The company's system consists of 33,700 bins, 55 robots and 14 pick stations.

Results: The system deployment increased capacity by 2X with overall productivity by 30% and as compared to the previous conventional environment within the existing facility. Today, the company processes 80% of its outbound order lines through AutoStore using 10 employees per shift x two 8-hour shifts per day.

About the Solution Provider: Swisslog, a global provider of automated material handling solutions, has introduced Click&Pick, a high-speed order fulfillment system. Driven by 3 dimensional robotic technology Click&Pick is a powerful and complete system that provides faster, more efficient order fulfillment for e-commerce compared to any system of the past. For more information: www.swisslog.com/Click-and-Pick.

Web: www.swisslog.com

Email: ann.haneke-swanson@swisslog.com

Phone: 757-820-3467

Solution: The company instead chose to upgrade its existing 25,200 m (270,000 sq. ft.) distribution center with a deployment of the AutoStore system in 2008. In 2010, the company prepared and shipped 1.4 million orders and nearly 4.3 million order lines through the AutoStore system. The company's system consists of 33,700 bins, 55 robots and 14 pick stations.

Results: The system deployment increased capacity by 2X with overall productivity by 30% and as compared to the previous conventional environment within the existing facility. Today, the company processes 80% of its outbound order lines through AutoStore using 10 employees per shift x two 8-hour shifts per day.

About the Solution Provider: Swisslog, a global provider of automated material handling solutions, has introduced Click&Pick, a high-speed order fulfillment system. Driven by 3 dimensional robotic technology Click&Pick is a powerful and complete system that provides faster, more efficient order fulfillment for e-commerce compared to any system of the past. For more information: www.swisslog.com/Click-and-Pick.

Web: www.swisslog.com

Email: ann.haneke-swanson@swisslog.com

Phone: 757-820-3467