A proven path to fresher produce in the shelves

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The Christmas season has once again put fresh produce supply chain to the test. Retailers need to move the merchandise to the shelves in the shortest possible time. This takes anticipation, more resources and, certainly the right warehouse automation technology.

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Luis Escobedo

Branch Manager Iberia

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Olivier Labous

Business Development Manager

For food retailers there is hardly a better time in the year than the rush up to Christmas; and then, also hardly a more demanding one. Both in terms of assortment and volumes, it is crucial to ensure an efficient response, especially in fresh produce (dairies, meat, vegetables…). Our experience is that a robust cross-docking approach is the most suitable answer to this challenge.

Robust and predictable

XDOCK is complete solution that consists of a sorting system (POSISORTER or CROSSORTER), ergonomic infeed stations, different output chutes and the corresponding software package. Owing to XDOCK’s modular and flexible design, all components configured to suit your changing business objectives, for example, single store chutes can be swapped out for multistore chutes.

XDOCK increases the capacity of the site and facilitates its management. Once in operation, the system sets the pace for the rest of the resources in the warehouse, orchestrating the flows from receiving to shipping. As a result, the goods are sorted and orders are ready according to the distribution plan.
Furthermore, the learning curve is significantly short, reducing the dependence on labour at a time when it is more difficult to find. It is therefore simple to introduce an extra shift, which quickly becomes both productive and reliable in terms of quality.

In all, XDOCK delivers a more robust and predictable outlook to your chilled operations. You can deal with increased volumes in a matter of a few hours. The goods maintain their freshness and the tracking and tracing of each individual carton ensures an efficient operation down to the store shelf.

Fast time to ownership

XDOCK can go into operation in just under 1 year from project assignment. This is possible because all its components, including the software, are standard. With vast experience of implementing cross-dock solutions globally, we are a highly reliable partner who will be by your side for the lifetime of the system.
So, now is the time to plan the next step to take your chilled operation to the next level.

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