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Picking Systems That Support Mail Order and Gift Sales

Picking Systems That Support Mail Order and Gift Sales

System Requirements (Areas of Improvement)

  • Highly productive mechanisms that provide accurate support for the increasing numbers of items and destinations.
  • Waves of distribution are large (fluctuations in seasons and merchandise flow), requiring highly flexible systems.
  • Mechanisms that flexibly meet every last need of a diverse range of customers (rush orders, delivery on specific days, delayed payment, payment on delivery systems, gift wrapping, etc.)

Our Solution

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Solution Features

  • Creates a system that can handle over forty-thousand products and deliver them just-in-time to stores (one-day delivery).
  • Raising the level of automation enables operating at current volumes with one-third of the workers.
  • Computer-ordered work at a fixed point (no walking) facilitates a zero-mistake system.
  • Helps you manage the work and results of your staff, and create work schedules and job assignments based on those results.
  • Also flexibly supports delivery to individuals for which there is a continuous demand.

Features of Installed Equipment

Pallet Auto Storage and Retrieving System (AS/RS)
Pallet Auto Storage and Retrieving System (AS/RS)
  • Enables storage of large quantities and timely retrieval from the warehouse.

Details

Free-Size Auto Storage and Retrieving System (AS/RS)
Free-Size Auto Storage and Retrieving System (AS/RS)
  • Fast stacker crane synchronizes arrival of the picked goods with their cases at the picking point, and enables fast processing at fixed points.

Details

High-speed Automatic Dispatch Machines (Space Storage)
High-speed Automatic Dispatch Machines (Space Storage)
  • Supports space storage that can ship large quantities of diverse product for storage and shipping of merchandise with seasonal fluctuations in quantity.

Details

Automatic Packaging Systems
Automatic Packaging Systems
  • Automated packaging of cases for shipping items with many parts. Conveyor automates transportation from encapsulation, bonding, to the area where air inflatable packaging is added.

Details

Automatic Wrapping Systems
Automatic Wrapping Systems
  • Linking an automatic case opener with an automatic random size shrink wrapper achieves increased efficiency and ease of operation.

Details

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