In parallel, our Schaefer Pack Pattern Generator (SPPG) utilizes the information obtained with “Machine Vision” to process orders on the fly. The SPPG is a software module for our proprietary WAMAS® logistics software. This module ensures volume-optimized, sturdy package formation for individual store branches. Using an intelligent package algorithm calculates the packing pattern for pallets and containers, and then defines the ideal packing pattern for the objects. The combination of robots, SPPG and WAMAS® guarantees you consistently high packing quality together with reliable, reproducible packing patterns. This results in a pallet perfectly compiled for the dispatch process that makes maximum use of the available volume within a delivery vehicle.
Food wholesale, in particular, involves a vast spectrum of very different articles when picking and compiling order pallets. The SPPG handles this challenge with the intelligence of a comprehensive, high-performance IT system. This eliminates the sorting tasks at the store branches, resulting in so-called 'store-friendly' deliveries.
By utilizing automated procedures, you minimize your personal requirements and maximize your delivery speed. Furthermore, the use of robots also considerably minimizes damage to the goods.
The SCP concept is highly adaptable and can be configured to your individual operational needs. The standard modules are modified to match the customer’s specific requirements. As a consequence, they fulfill the unique standards of the food, non-food, or deep-freeze sectors and handle products ranging from temperature-controlled goods to other merchandise.
Warehousing temperature-controlled fresh goods: Storage and processing procedures for product detection and tracking along with inventory management are carried out without conventional labeling using barcodes or transponders
Increased delivery speed due to the completely automated process (same day/next day delivery)
Minimizes requirements for operating personnel thanks to automated procedures
Suitable for deep-freeze applications
Minimizes goods breakage or loss and the associated return shipments thanks to computer-controlled volume and static-optimized palletizing using robots
Processes 30,000 to more than 300,000 packages/day
Reduces energy and freight costs by making maximum use of the available transport vehicle volume and optimizing the route planning
Minimizes error rates during picking through the use of Machine Vision technology
Consistent transparency and traceability
SPPG: calculates the optimum packing pattern (volume-optimized, by product class)
The packing pattern calculation can be flexibly adapted (usable for small to large picking factors and simple to complex products)
Can be easily expanded for individual processes and packing rules