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Soft Drinks Leader Sips Up Savings - New Warehouse Management Control Software

Challenge: A worldwide leader in the soft drink industry recently installed a Westfalia Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) with Savanna.NET ® Warehouse Management Control Software (WMC) at their plant in Tampa, FL. Chief among the objectives of this facility expansion, besides maximizing storage space with the high density AS/RS, is to build store ready pallets.

Solution: A single aisle 13-level AS/RS stores cases of soft drinks on pallets and feeds both manual and robotic order picking areas with 2 SRMs working in a single aisle. Savanna.NET® controls all the order processing, which involves full integration of the SRMs, case & pallet conveyors, pallet check stations, gantry robots for high speed layer and mixed layer order picking, manual order top off, stretch wrapping and sequencing for truck loading.

Results: This automated order selection system provides obvious labor savings, plus it enables optimization of truck delivery processes that influence the entire distribution network.

About the Solution Provider: Westfalia Technologies is a leader in providing logistics solutions for plants and warehouses. Our expertise combining software (WMS) development with automated equipment manufacturing reveals Westfalia's ability to deliver turn-key solutions to meet each client's specific needs.

Web:  www.WestfaliaUSA.com and www.Savanna.com

Email:  sales@WestfaliaUSA.com

Phone:  (800) 673-2522 or (717) 764-1115

Solution: A single aisle 13-level AS/RS stores cases of soft drinks on pallets and feeds both manual and robotic order picking areas with 2 SRMs working in a single aisle. Savanna.NET® controls all the order processing, which involves full integration of the SRMs, case & pallet conveyors, pallet check stations, gantry robots for high speed layer and mixed layer order picking, manual order top off, stretch wrapping and sequencing for truck loading.

Results: This automated order selection system provides obvious labor savings, plus it enables optimization of truck delivery processes that influence the entire distribution network.

About the Solution Provider: Westfalia Technologies is a leader in providing logistics solutions for plants and warehouses. Our expertise combining software (WMS) development with automated equipment manufacturing reveals Westfalia's ability to deliver turn-key solutions to meet each client's specific needs.

Web:  www.WestfaliaUSA.com and www.Savanna.com

Email:  sales@WestfaliaUSA.com

Phone:  (800) 673-2522 or (717) 764-1115