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Exceed your customers’ expectations

The dynamics of the fashion industry are changing significantly and the market is expanding faster than ever. Consumers not only want to have access to the latest trends, but also enjoy a discerning shopping experience. This concerns buying as well as returning products, even to a location they have chosen themselves.

This presents fashion warehouses with a unique set of challenges. These include the increased pressure to handle rising operational costs, linked to a lack of available workforce, intensive training for operators and the need for shorter lead times. In the fashion industry, you also have to cope with unpredictable demand and seasonal trends, as well as handling a high volume of returns. The fast-moving nature of the market means that you must meet consumer expectations instantly and respond with the right product at the right time and place.

At Vanderlande, we understand the complexities of running a successful fashion business. As such, we have defined the next generation of scalable solutions – evolutions. They are designed to efficiently handle returns, flexibly cope with seasonal and fast-changing trends, and can be easily scaled up.

The next generation of scalable solutions

In order to meet any customer’s demands in full, Vanderlande has defined the next generation of scalable solutions – evolutions. They will allow these challenges to be met through an integrated portfolio of innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services.

AIRPICK

AIRPICK combines efficient picking with flawless automated sortation to individual orders in our pocket sorter, AIRTRAX Pocket.

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FASTPICK

FASTPICK is a goods-to-person order fulfilment system that uses the advanced ADAPTO shuttles for product storage and retrieval for day-to-day operations.

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Our references for the fashion segment

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Zalando Brunna

Zalando installed an AIRTRAX Pocket sorter at its new logistics centre in Brunna, near Stockholm. The AIRTRAX Pocket sorter is specially designed to meet the demands of booming omni-channel trade.

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URBN Outfitters

URBN’s largest fulfilment centre in Gap, Pennsylvania handles a portfolio of global consumer brands. It opened in 2015 and allowed URBN the flexibility to move into the future.

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Camper

Camper faced a number of challenges to improve its internal logistics processes. It had to cope with the different dimensions of cartons that are retrieved from 60,000 locations within the warehouse. It also had to ensure that the handling of loose-lid boxes was more efficient when processing replenishment orders.

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How can warehouse operators keep pace in an unpredictable market?

Warehouses and distribution centres can quickly reach their limits in terms of space and system capacity due to the huge growth in e-commerce. Automation is an easy answer to these challenges, but this is more straightforward if growth is linear and predictable. But what if your growth requirements are unpredictable?

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