DB Schenker Logistics takes on first CarryPick solution
09 February 2015
Automation specialists, Swisslog, is to deliver its newly developed order fulfilment system for DB Schenker Logistics in Arlandastad, Sweden.
The global logistics provider will be the first to implement the pioneering CarryPick solution, part of the Swisslog Click&Pick e-commerce portfolio, for its customer Lekmer.com, Scandinavia’s largest online toy retailer.
"Together with Swisslog, we have developed an inventory management solution that is unique for online businesses in Europe. This is designed to deliver levels of productivity that exceeds all manual solutions in the industry," says Anders Holmberg, Business Development Manager of DB Schenker Logistics.
The CarryPick solution will consist of 65 Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), 1,500 mobile racking units and seven ergonomic workstations, installed together with Swisslog's proprietary control systems, WarehouseManager.
The technology behind the fully automated storage and order fulfilment solution has been proven in similar installations across the world. This is the first time, however, that the full scale CarryPick solution will be implemented; designed together with DB Schenker Logistics to provide Lekmer.com with an automated supply chain that guarantees faster order processing and higher quality as well as lower handling costs.
"This order is a breakthrough for us in many ways," says Hans Sparf, Swisslog's Head of Nordic Sales & Consulting. "Not only are we excited to be delivering our first CarryPick solution, we are also delighted to work together with DB Schenker Logistics in implementing this unique automated solution in their Logistics Center in Arlandastad.”
Swisslog's Click&Pick e-Commerce portfolio consists of several modules that are combined into customised, scalable solutions, including conveyors, lifting technology, software and other innovative technologies such as AutoStore, SmartCarrier and CarryPick. Combining storage with replenishment and picking functionality, Swisslog’s Click&Pick solutions ensure accurate distribution whilst providing efficient processes for returns handling.
CarryPick combines transportable racks, robots and Warehouse Management software with mobile multi-functional workstations, providing retailers with a flexible, scalable solution that can adjust quickly to their changing requirements. The automated storage and goods-to-person order fulfilment system is specifically designed for the intralogistics requirements of e-Commerce businesses, where product variability, delivery times and cost efficiency are daily challenges.