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Farla places trust in further LogiMat® lifts

Farla is an Italian cooperative that distributes medicines and parapharmaceuticals. It is headquartered in Latina and also has a site in Viterbo. It tasked SSI SCHAEFER with maximising space utilization and streamlining warehousing processes for slow-moving stock. Against this background, the intralogistics expert installed three LogiMat® vertical storage lifts.

 

Farla approached SSI SCHAEFER with a specific challenge: it wanted to increase storage density, and improve warehousing processes for low-turnover inventory. Although these slow-moving products are put away and retrieved less often than their fast-moving counterparts, they require significant space and resources.

 

Effective combination of storage lifts and Pick-by-Light technology

SSI SCHAEFER recommended an end-to-end solution for stowing, storing and retrieving special items: three LogiMat vertical storage lifts combined with a pick-by-light system for sorting picked items into containers. Each LogiMat is 6 m tall, and contains 46 trays sized 400 cm by 80 cm. This innovative approach enables over 11,000 items to be stored and picked on just 40 m².

 

Streamlined consolidation and picking

The combination of three lifts and pick-by-light technology accelerates the picking and order-consolidation process. When retrieving an item from a LogiMat, the employee is guided by the touchscreen display and LogiPointer laser pointer system, which spotlights the exact item to be picked. The chosen product is then placed onto shelving in a staging area. This is where the pick-by-light system comes into play – it indicates the correct position, which is assigned to a specific customer order. Conveyors then transfer a container to the workstation at the staging area, where it is filled with the consolidated order items as directed by the pick-by-light system.

 

This approach offers a number of advantages:

  • The lift puts away one tray and retrieves another while the employee simultaneously places items in the staging area – enhancing their productivity.

  • Visual guidance reduces order-consolidation and picking errors.

  • The new solution can be operated by a single person; its predecessor required four.

 

“The solution SSI SCHAEFER developed and installed has cut the space required for our slow-moving inventory by approximately 60 per cent. In addition, it has streamlined retrieval and picking,” emphasises Umberto Polidori, Head of Logistics at Farla.

Contact Person

Lea Werthebach PR Manager Phone No.: +49 2735 70-395 Mail: lea.werthebach@ssi-schaefer.com
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