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Original system extended

12 December 2012

When Yankee Candle Europe relocated to new premises in June 2012, SSI Schaefer was contracted to extend its original customised 'flexible zone' pick-to-light system from the previous building to suit the new warehouse a

When Yankee Candle Europe relocated to new premises in June 2012, SSI Schaefer was contracted to extend its original customised 'flexible zone' pick-to-light system from the previous building to suit the new warehouse and increased distribution at the new site.

In just one month, SSI Schaefer dismantled the existing zone picking system made up of carton live storage, pick-by-light picking and conveyor-based carton sortation, transported it to the new DC and reinstalled it in conjunction with a complete reconfiguration and extension. At 175,000ft2 this new DC is almost three times the size of the original facility and the addition of extra pallet positions has significantly increased storage capacity.

There are now more picking locations in the carton live storage, an additional full case 'pick to belt conveyor', additional 'sort-to-route' sortation lanes for completed orders and separate shipping carton feeds.
 
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