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Integrated document insertion

13 November 2020

The comprehensive system automates document insertion, weighing and labelling as well as handling.

Arvato Supply Chain Solutions, part of Bertelsmann, has expanded its intralogistics in the Netherlands with Inther Group. The logistics player works for various international customers from the tech, consumer goods and healthcare sectors and are responsible for stock management throughout EMEA. 

Arvato supplies both the retail trade and delivers to the end consumer. Due to its centrally located location within Western Europe, in a logistics hotspot and excellent infrastructure connection.

System integrator Inther Group was responsible for the complete order process, including material handling equipment, PLC software, field components and control cabinets.

Orders at the 165,000 sq m DC in Heijen are now collected and processed more efficiently thanks to the solutions.

Inther also provided the integration of label applicators, carton closer, carton erector, the delivery note inserters (ADI) and integrated scales. This integrated scale checks each order for weight after the order has been collected and automatically sends the current weight to the Arvato WCS. After this check, the complete orders follow three possible routes: the automatic packaging line, the manual packaging line or by-pass to shipping.

Inther's Automated Document Inserter (ADI) has been placed at the packaging line, which prints documents fully automatically and adds them to a box. This has significantly improved the lead time and efficiency of the packing process. Automated printing and adding of documents is possible with all conceivable documents such as packing slips, invoices, manuals, return information and return labels. Each order is scanned to verify that the correct documents are being printed and added.

The modular conveyor platform from Inther Conveyor Equipment (ICE) has also been used at Arvato to transport goods within the distribution centre. This is said to be unique because of the short installation and commissioning time. All components (both mechanical and electrical) were pre-installed. 

For more information, visit www.inthergroup.com

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