Optimise the Handling of Cases, Layers, Pallets

Dematic provides a portfolio of warehouse logistics solutions for Food & Beverage producers and distributors, ranging from regional institutional distributors to large multi-national food producers.

These solutions manage the specific order fulfilment requirements of grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals, and other institutions. Each solution has a modular, scalable design and strategic management software that provides real-time control, visibility, and operational insight.

Protein Industry Trends

  • A protein shortage in China (and other parts of Asia) caused by African Swine Fever (ASF)
  • The growth of alternative proteins creating additional competition within protein supply chains
  • Orders for animal proteins decreasing in size, increasing in frequency, and expanding in variety — creating a more chaotic order fulfilment environment
  • Heavier animals (especially beef cattle) coupled with customer demands for lighter boxes creating a need for more throughput and box storage
  • High cost to attract, train, and retain workers for sub-optimal working conditions in protein distribution facilities
  • Growth in exports — orders staged for USDA inspection require additional space
  • FSIS regulations in the United States leading to more quarantine and recall requirements
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How Dematic Can Help

The protein segment of the Food & Beverage industry has specific challenges:

  • Maximising product accuracy and freshness
  • Accommodating package varieties, complexity, and customization requirements
  • Meeting food production targets despite climate change and natural calamities

Dematic has the right protein solutions to automate and manage your picking, distribution, and shipping processes. Each solution ensures accuracy and traceability, while eliminating mistakes from error-prone manual picking. Dematic Protein solutions include:

  • Automated individual case handling solutions with integrated robotics
  • Automated material handling that integrate high-density pallet storage systems
  • Reverse route truck loading order fulfilment
  • Robotic palletising for multi-SKU and mixed-SKU customer orders
  • AGVs (mobile automation) for automated transportation of pallets, staging, trailer loading
  • Flexibility to accommodate variations in order volume and order profiles
  • Temperature-controlled environments — coolers, freezers
White Paper

Seven Key Challenges in the Food & Beverage Industry

This white paper looks in detail at the trends and drivers facing F&B manufacturers and distributors, and how the latest automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RSs) and other automation cost-effectively address the challenges these trends pose.

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Dematic provides a portfolio of warehouse intralogistics solutions especially designed for the meat protein industry. The solutions manage the specific order fulfillment requirements of the slaughter operations and retail ready/portion pack facilities that supply retailers, wholesalers, food service, and export customers.

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