Non-food distribution: Warehouse automation for multi channel retailing
Stores are placing increasingly tough demands on the distribution centre: short order lead times, more frequent deliveries of (smaller) orders, high delivery reliability, store friendly, shelf ready delivery of products. At the same time you must reduce costs and must handle multiple retail formats, making operations increasingly complex.
These challenges provide opportunities to automate warehouse logistics by implementing intelligent material handling systems, based on a thorough understanding of the retail supply chain and DC processes. In fact, automation is no longer a luxury, but has become a bare necessity.
We have broad experience in developing solutions which enable you to improve your competitive edge. We have designed and implemented automated warehouses for well known non-food companies such as 3M, Argos, Herma, Staples, Tchibo, Game Stores, Rossmann, DA retail, Sorbo and WMF.
Common solutions for non-food companies are zone picking systems, goods-to-man-systems, batch picking systems, automated storage and retrieval systems (as/rs) and sortation systems.