Solution: A thorough data analysis leads to selecting an automated Dispen-SI-matic A-Frame pick-to-tote solution. Their very fast inventory accounted for under 15% of their total SKUs, but accounted for close to 50% of their total daily picks. The A-Frame dispenses up to 4,200 orders an hour (5 items per second) with zero picking labor.
Results: By focusing on the fastest and most labor-intensive SKUs in their facility, the organization was able to reduce labor from 173 operators to 28… an 84% reduction. The ROI (return on investment) was under 8-months based on labor savings alone. The floor space savings, accuracy gains order cut-off time extension was not calculated into the 8 month payback.
About the Solution Provider: SI Systems has been providing high speed automated order fulfillment, distribution center, and warehouse systems for over 50 years. Systems include WES, WMS and WCS software, dispensing A-Frames, pick-to-light, carousels, VLMs, towline conveyor, AGC, AGV, slotting and integration services.
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