With the exponential demand of consumers shopping online, we needed to increase capacity to accommodate our clients' e-commerce growth. To achieve this, DSV enlisted the help of SSI SCHAEFER to design and implement an automated solution for e-commerce that would enable greater capacity within an existing facility.
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Innovation road map
Innovation at DSV resides at the highest levels within the company where we have an outlook of all our potential innovation concepts. We track, assess, test and adopt several concepts on an ongoing basis. The SSI pouch sorter is part of the DSV innovation road map.
Before implementation, SSI SCHAEFER evaluated the project to ensure we could continue normal fulfillment operations during the installation phase. A significant challenge was that the solution had to fit within our existing operation. The SSI Carrier solution allowed for our existing operation to continue and enabled the e-commerce capacity growth needed to ensure both a smooth and efficient online fulfillment system.
E-commerce and seasonal peak volumes
Online retailers need to leverage every possible avenue in closing an e-commerce sale. Special promotions, coupled with added value samples, help to maximize sales. Distribution fulfillment needs to keep up with capacity during these seasonal changes. We relied on SSI SCHAEFER to help meet these peak demands.
Easy conveying and sortation help drive existing e-commerce business
The process starts with batch picking throughout our warehouse. Product is put into SSI SCHAEFER totes and are taken to an AGV Weasel® transfer station. The Weasel transports the product to the induction station. Once the item is scanned, the individual products are placed into the SSI Carrier Solution. The pouch then moves to the matrix sorter where orders are sorted and sequenced before pack-out. Once moved to the pack-out station, the order is packed and shipped direct to the customer.
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