Today’s food e-commerce market is changing rapidly. The demand for online groceries has soared and consumer expectations are higher than ever. At the same time, many distribution centre (DC) processes are too heavily dependent on labour.
The automation of order fulfilment therefore becomes inevitable in order to offer consumers a wide assortment of high-quality and fresh products, rapid deliveries, as well as maximum convenience and service at competitive prices.
To keep up with an exponentially growing market, scalable solutions are vital. As part of our next generation of scalable solutions – evolutions – Vanderlande offers HOMEPICK, which seamlessly integrates innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services.
HOMEPICK facilitates the fast and efficient fulfilment of online grocery orders. It is the ideal solution for food retailers that want to realise economies of scale through centralised fulfilment centres (CFCs) and offers:
Every company and every market is different. This is reflected in the layout of your warehouse. Our warehousing experts are available to offer tailor-made advice on HOMEPICK.
With simplicity in mind, Vanderlande’s evolutions streamline the logistics process in an attractive platform that is highly intuitive, requires minimal training and is easy to operate. Alongside optimised ergonomics and sustainable productivity, evolutions provide the best possible user experience.
When fulfilling a diverse order profile, handling varying SKU ranges or changing any logistic process, evolutions offer the optimum flexibility to tackle multiple challenges.
Vanderlande’s innovative approach puts scalability at the core of evolutions. This allows warehouses to easily adapt to seasonal peaks, changing throughput and storage requirements, and growing business demands.
In manual picking areas where operators pick items into order totes that are placed on trolleys.
Goods-to-person workstation where product totes arrive in the correct sequence from ADAPTO shuttles and where items are picked and put into order totes.
Storage of single items in ADAPTO (also in different temperature zones if required).
Unpacking of goods and transfer of single items in product totes, to prepare for storage.
Direct loading – per route – based on a sequenced retrieval from the ADAPTO order buffer.
Picked orders in totes waiting to be retrieved by ADAPTO in the right sequence to the loading area.
Loading of order totes per route on a frame or pallet. This process is either manual or supported by robots.