SSI SCHAEFER worked as general contractor and created a tailor-made logistics solution including turnkey implementation for Fenix Outdoor Logistics. Optimum handling of different characteristics of sales channels played an important role. Store deliveries are all about correct pre-sorting and sequencing of goods, while e-commerce fulfillment stresses fast order processing of numerous small orders and highly efficient processing of returns.
The core element of the new system is the SSI Carrier, a highly dynamic pouch sorter for hanging and flat goods, with 25,000 pouches, six ergonomic loading stations and eleven ergonomic unloading stations. The scope of delivery also includes a three-story static R 3000 rack system with approximately 92,600 storage locations, a pallet rack system with more than 1,500 storage locations, two vertical lift conveyors, three telescopic conveyors and 1,500 order bins. Furthermore, there are in-feed and take-away conveyors for flat goods, used cartons and empty bins. The processes of the conveying system are managed and controlled by the SSI SCHAEFER logistics software WAMAS®.
The innovative pouch sorter SSI Carrier by SSI SCHAEFER is a modularly designed pouch conveyor for flexible and gentle transport of flat and hanging goods. It processes smaller orders typical for e-commerce as well as larger retail orders in any combination with a high level of efficiency. The main element of the SSI Carrier is the matrix sorter. The matrix sorter sorts pouches and creates customer orders out of the batches in sequence. In doing so, orders with different sizes and destinations can be processed at the same time, unloaded in desired sequences at unloading stations, packed and provided for shipment.
The SSI Carrier is crucial for fast returns processing. After a check, returned goods that are in high demand are stored directly in the dynamic buffer of the SSI Carrier. The goods are thus immediately back in the system and are fully automatically available for new orders and re-shipment at any time.
Reference Fenix Outdoor Logistics, Germany: Flexible Omnichannel Distribution Thanks to Highly Dynamic SSI Carrier Pouch Sorter