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Swisslog delivers latest developments in E-Commerce

29 March 2016

Leading automation specialists, Swisslog, will once again present its latest eCommerce technology at this year’s eDelivery exhibition (27-28 April, NEC, Birmingham).

The ability of automation to fulfil the requirements of today’s E-Commerce focused retailers has been firmly established and Swisslog is focused on helping customers to ‘Grow Smart’ through its series of modular and flexible automation technologies. 

CarryPick, one of the latest addition to Swisslog’s Click&Pick portfolio, is a goods-to-person system that increases picking rates by up to 70 percent and has virtually unlimited scalability. Designed for picking operations with ranges of 3,000 SKUs or more, the system includes warehouse management software, AGV robots and mobile racks, as well as highly efficient multi-function workstations.

Swisslog will display its CarryPick solution at the eDelivery exhibition, which has recently been installed at DB Schenker, to serve one of Scandinavia’s leading toy retailers. 

“We are excited to be showcasing our latest developments at eDelivery,” says Swisslog Managing Director, James Sharples. “The landscape for intralogistics is constantly shifting and retailers have to respond quickly to meet customer expectations. Our work supports the entire process of intralogistics automation. By providing scalable, bespoke solutions, Swisslog helps etailers and retailers alike to grow faster and smarter.”

James believes the growth in online sales will force companies to consider their flexibility. Said James: “Warehouses equipped for E-Commerce are centered around flexibility, accuracy, speed and scalability. Operations differ in how they cope with orders, quantities, deliveries and returns, but the warehouse designed as a ‘parts centre of individual, personalised items’ is here to stay.”

With CarryPick, order processing, control of goods replenishment, as well as the picking process are all fully automated, and are supported by Swisslog’s warehouse management software. This software co-ordinates the putaway and retrieval processes in the racks, monitors the electronic pick confirmation of employees when handling items and continually takes stock of inventory.

Swisslog’s software is also based on a modular platform, suitable for all businesses from pure-play etailers up to leading omni-channel retailers, and everything in between. Thanks to enhanced functionality being made available in line with customer’s growth, Swisslog’s software can be perfectly paired with scalable automation technology, to grow and adapt as organisations progress, covering technology from RF and voice picking right up to fully automated intralogistics solutions.

Swisslog is rightly proud of its successes to date, particularly in the food and beverage, retail and pharmaceutical industries. A number of recent projects and installations have broken new ground in the UK as well as enabled efficiencies in existing tote and goods-to-man handling systems. 

“At Swisslog we have a fairly straightforward approach to what can be seen as a complex issue,” concludes James. “We eliminate risk and inefficiencies for customers when delivering new or adapted automated warehouse solutions, but it takes the type of face-to-face opportunities that shows like eDelivery offers, to really demonstrate this in more definitive terms.”

eDelivery Expo is Europe’s only dedicated exhibition focused on the key aspects of the delivery side of multichannel performance. With over 1.5bn parcels expected in order movements in the UK alone, the show arrives at an exciting period for those interested in suppliers and best practice advice.

 
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