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Traceability System at a Foodstuff Wholesaler

Traceability System at a Foodstuff Wholesaler

System Requirements (Areas of Improvement)

  • Supports CPFR and GDS
  • Center administration for low cost operation and high productivity
  • Center managed for expandability and flexibility, allowing it to cope with fluctuations in demand and seasonal changes.
  • Shortened lead times from receipt of order to delivery to store shelves.

Our Solution

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Solution Features

  • A back-picking AS/RS system that combines storage and picking functions.
  • Design with interface to CPFR1and GDS2
  • Shipping system that takes into account category management.
  • Easy operation increases productivity.
  • Floor storage of goods that is capable of responding to changes in distribution quantity is monitored flexibly by the WMS.
  • Enables support for traceability (product history and tracing) using bar coding and RFID.
  • Provides for a system that unites people with facilities in order to be able to complete tasks by optical planning even when design values are exceeded.

1.Collaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment: The process of product planning, demand forecasting, and inventory replenishment by retailers and manufacturers.
2.Global Data Synchronization: the synchronization of product information

Features of Installed Equipment

Pallet AS/RS
Pallet AS/RS
  • Construction of a back-picking system using AS/RS.
  • Retrieval of items to be picked from the warehouse, and replenishment performed by a high-speed stacker crane.
  • Forklift not required for picking.


Bucket AS/RS
Bucket AS/RS
  • AS/RS can be utilized as picking device.
  • By creating an integrated system with digital picking, handy terminals, and picking carts, multiple loose parts can be filled in accurately and efficiently.


  • Inventory control of floor storage goods and picking orders.
  • Work progress information is obtained in realtime, and work orders and staff assignments are controlled and monitored based on results data.


Handy Terminal System
Handy Terminal System
  • By using a handy terminal system for picking, work orders, work progress, and results can be obtained in real time.
  • Installation in a non-fixed location allows flexible adaptation to changes in work quantity.


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