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Automated Container Storage/Dynamic Replenishment

Maximum Capacity with Minimum Footprint

Automated Container Storage

Applications

  • High density case, tote or pan storage in manufacturing or distribution
  • Staging of pre-picked mixed SKU totes prior to shipping
  • Suitable for ambient, chilled or freezer environments

Benefits

  • Maximum storage capacity; minimum footprint
  • Reduced building and land costs
  • Multi-deep options and variable case size storage capability 
  • Reduces storage and retrieval labour and costs
  • Improved inventory and shipping accuracy
  • Selective access ensures correct FIFO
  • Secured inventory and reduced damage

Solution Description

  • Cases, totes or pans are delivered by conveyor to automated container buffer stores utilising Multishuttle or RapidStore Miniload systems
  • System automatically selects optimum storage location
  • SRMs automatically store/retrieve stock to/from rack

Solution Components


Dynamic Pick Face

Applications

  • Mixed case or piece pick order fulfilment
  • Generally for slow to very slow moving SKUs

Benefits

  • Maximum storage capacity, minimum footprint reduces building and land costs
  • Minimised picker travel time ensures high productivity of up to 220 cases/hour/selector reducing labour costs
  • Reduces replenishment, slotting and reslotting labour costs
  • Improved inventory and shipping accuracy
  • Ensures correct FIFO stock rotation

Solution Description

  • Product is stored in Multishuttle or RapidStore Miniload in trays, pans or totes
  • Lowest level reserved for picking 
  • Product automatically delivered to pick faces by SRM
  • Picking directed by RF, Voice or label 
  • Supports pick-to-belt, pallet and pick cart operations

Solution Components


Automated Pick Face Replenishment

Applications

  • Mixed case or piece pick order fulfilment
  • Combines case/tote storage with automated pick face replenishment
  • Supports pick-to-belt, pick-to-cart and/or pick-to-pallet

Benefits

  • Maximum capacity with minimum footprint reduces building and land cost
  • Reduces storage, retrieval and replenishment labour and costs
  • Improved inventory and shipping accuracy
  • Selective access ensures correct FIFO
  • Just-in-time replenishment for improved productivity

Solution Description

  • Cases/totes stored in RapidStore Miniload or Multishuttle storage buffer
  • Lowest level (and/or other designated levels) reserved for piece or case picking 
  • Cases/totes automatically delivered to case flow lanes
  • Operators pick required products by RF, Voice or label

Solution Components