The global logistics provider will be the first to implement the pioneering CarryPick, 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 system that is unique for online businesses. This is designed to deliver levels of productivity that exceeds all manual ones in the industry,” said Anders Holmberg, business development manager of DB Schenker Logistics.
The CarryPick system will consist of 65 automated guided vehicles (AGV), 1 500 mobile racking units, and seven ergonomic workstations, installed together with Swisslog’s proprietary control system WarehouseManager.
The technology behind the fully automated storage and order fulfilment product has been proven in similar installations across the world. This is the first time, however, that the full scale CarryPick system 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 automation system in their Logistics Centre in Arlandastad”.
Swisslog’s Click&Pick e-Commerce portfolio consists of several modules that are combined into customised, scalable systems, 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 ensures accurate distribution whilst providing efficient processes for returns handling.
CarryPick combines transportable racks, robots and warehouse management software with mobile multifunctional workstations, providing retailers with a flexible, scalable system 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.