IMPLEMENTING A MODERN DISTRIBUTION CENTER FOR A DIGITAL WORLD

How SSI SCHAEFER and Pepperl+Fuchs came together to build an advanced distribution center for the next generation. Using WAMAS® technology with Pepperl+Fuchs sensor data, a truly digital distribution fulfillment center was built not once, but twice. Learn how both companies managed to build one of the most technologically advanced fulfillment facilities in North America.

PEPPERL+FUCHS DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN KATY, TX

Pepperl+Fuchs Distribution Center in Katy, TX

The Pepperl+Fuchs distribution center in Katy, TX packs a punch when it comes to modern technology. There were several goals outlined for the new Katy distribution center. First, Pepperl+Fuchs wanted to erect a new facility that would utilize their automation sensors. Second, they wanted the technology within the facility to give a holistic view into the fulfillment operations. Most importantly, quick service with accurate product was necessary. Finding a partner with the right technology that could utilize sensor data to accomplish greater visibility throughout an entire process was mandatory.

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To meet this challenge, SSI SCHAEFER worked closely with Pepperl+Fuchs while implementing the proprietary software WAMAS®, the warehouse management system from SSI SCHAEFER. Data from Pepperl+Fuchs sensors feed into WAMAS and WAMAS® Lighthouse, which operate the entire system and give real-time updates on key performance indicators throughout the facility. Data that is used for preventive maintenance and fulfillment performance.

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The new 110,000 sq. ft. facility incorporates approximately 1,000 Pepperl+Fuchs sensors. The sensor data feeds into WAMAS, which relays data back to decision makers on how the system is performing. This type of transparency and real-time digital performance enables quick decision ability that is beneficial to preventive maintenance, data analysis, etc.

PEPPERL+FUCHS CASE STUDY

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