Heusenstamm / Atlanta, Georgia 16 June 2020 – Dematic automates two temperature-controlled warehouses of Americold Logistics LLC. The leading logistics company based in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) is specialized in temperature-controlled food supply chains and services. Dematic's integrated solution combines both a Dematic high-bay unit load automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) for pallets and a Dematic Multishuttle for buffering and sequencing. The system thus maps the complete supply chain: Goods receiving, automatic delayering, tray handling, sortation, automatic pallet building, dispatch trailer sequencing and ergonomic case picking. The combination of these subsystems is managed and controlled by Dematic iQ software. This makes the solution one of the most effective and compact mixed pallet handling solutions on the market, providing significantly more efficient intralogistics processes for a major Americold food retail customer.
"At Americold we have a unique lens into the temperature-controlled supply chain. In order to provide our customers with superior service, we were looking for an automation partner that could fully map the future hyper-connected, enabled supply chain in retail fulfillment," stated David Stuver, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions at Americold Logistics, LLC. "As a provider of innovative automation solutions with large scale global capabilities, Dematic is an ideal partner to help us create state-of-the-art facilities that will help Americold transform the supply chain.”
The combined solution of Dematic AS/RS and Dematic Multishuttle enables automated palletizing of mixed cases while ensuring optimal pallet composition for shipping. The result: highly efficiently packed pallets. Americold requires fewer trucks for transport and can stock shelves for the quickest possible due to the shelf-ready pallets.
Bernard Biolchini, CEO of Dematic North America, explains: "The Dematic Competence Center for Food has developed the optimal solution in cooperation with Americold. The fully automated facilities, powered by Dematic iQ software, will provide immense operational flexibility, supporting omnichannel experiences and drives multi-channel growth".
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