With an existing warehouse space of 1,877 m² - 3,360 pallet locations, Agro Boga Utama's business and storage plans are challenged by the limited footprint. To develop and accommodate more Stock-Keeping-Units (SKUs), a new facility erected along the existing warehouse was built with a Mobile Racking System (MRS) to maximise the space vertically and horizontally, yet optimised for deep-freeze applications.
The new freezer room standing at 1,078 m² could easily handle 4,400 pallet locations, using only one aisle, the rack systems are built on a mobile base and guided by rails on the floor. Compared to the conventional racking system, the Mobile Racking System increases the storage capacity by 44%, reduced the travel distance in the warehouse and is suitable for pallet, modular or even cantilever storage method.
Agro Boga Utama is committed to workplace safety and wanted to optimise the warehouse space efficiently and safely for both the workers and goods. To ensure accident-free operations, the mobile racking system is equipped with a modern programmable logic controller (PLC) with integrated safety features such as the emergency stop switches, manual release systems and safety light barriers located at the front and base of the mobile carriage.
Efficiency is key when it comes to managing the cold supply chain with numerous SKUs. In addition to maximising the storage space, Agro Boga Utama needed to achieve 100% direct access to all pallets and manage the storage based on the “First Expiry, First Out” FEFO concept, saving time on unnecessary and time-intensive relocation of expiry dates. Using the handheld controller to select the aisle required for work, operators can save time on waiting and manoeuvring with forklifts, improving the speed to meet delivery times.
A successful transformation journey using semi-automated systems for the frozen food industry.