Non-Durable Manufacturing

Storage & Material Flow Solutions for
Production & Warehousing

The intense competition non-durable goods manufacturers face every day for getting products on to store shelves requires solutions that streamline processes and provide a competitive advantage.

Dematic automation solutions support the special requirements of non-durable goods manufacturing and warehouse applications, ranging from small companies marketing specialty products to global corporations.

Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing Trends

  • Consumer demand for greater variety and features create SKU proliferation
  • Increasing competition for preferred shelf space
  • Larger retailers squeezing margins by demanding smaller and more frequent orders
  • Bulk packaging for warehouse stores
  • Order profile changing from pallets to cases to pieces
  • E-Commerce demands and just-in-time manufacturing methods creating need to streamline distribution
Non Durable Manufacturing Challenges

How Dematic Can Help

Dematic works with non-durable goods manufacturers to leverage our technology and software knowledge to deliver the right solution. Dematic engineers systems to support effective floor space use, 24 hour/day operation, balancing/sequencing of material flow, scalability, and uptime availability. Our software provides real-time control, visibility, and operational insight.

Dematic Non-Durable Manufacturing solutions include:

  • Advanced software to optimize order fulfillment and provide insights into the operation
  • Flexibility for seasonal & promotional peaks and changing order profiles
  • Order fulfillment that shares inventory and labor to serve multiple channels
  • Less full-pallet picking and more case and layer picking
  • Efficient processing of smaller and more complex orders
  • Automation that reduces dependency on warehouse labor
  • Configurations for dedicated e-Commerce or retail store fulfillment
Case Study

Tropical Cheese

Tropical Cheese implemented a new order fulfillment system that efficiently accommodates direct-to-store delivery, producing an 80% rate increase over the previous method.

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The Challenge:
Our Nutrilite solution consists of process improvements, software, and an automated guided vehicle (AGV) system. It creates operational efficiencies for intraplant delivery of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods.

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