In addition to the performance and flexibility of the system, there was a focus on the ergonomics of the work stations. The VVA has developed a corresponding concept together with its employees, SSI SCHAEFER, the Technical University of Darmstadt, and the start-up cellumation. The solution comprises special work stations to which source and target containers can be delivered on one level and from which pickers can process orders ergonomically. The new work stations on the shuttle warehouse are multifunctional and, in addition to order compilation, enable returned goods to be re-sorted. To further boost the ergonomics and optimize the working environment, the partners also make use of the solution's individually adjustable working heights, ergonomic arrangement of the widgets, optimal presentation of the information, and touch-friendly materials.
"As part of our social responsibility, we wanted to put in place optimal ergonomics and create the nicest possible working environment. After all, what's the point of having a powerful system if employees get tired quickly or their health is at risk? We're even breaking new ground when it comes to lighting; the light color adapts to the circadian rhythm," says Harald Horstmann.