Innovations and Trends in material handling and logistics

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Solutions for e-commerce and efficient handling of returned goods. The traditional sales channels “retail business” and “mail-order business” are becoming increasingly interwoven. In many areas, they have transformed into multi-channel or omni-channel models. The continuing growth of e-commerce results in increasingly complex and demanding delivery chains. SSI SCHAEFER began to address these changes from the outset and established a team of experts for the e-commerce market to develop the necessary solutions and concepts. The “Fulfillment Factory” is one of these intelligent concepts. This modular system for optimizing the picking process and order processing is ideally for e-commerce applications. The goods can be sorted and sequenced highly dynamically in the smallest possible space. At the same time, returns are also integrated while simultaneously processing B2C and B2B orders. This makes the Fulfillment Factory especially interesting for a diverse range of products such as clothing, shoes, electrical articles, toys, household devices, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other consumer goods.

The SSI Carrier and SSI Mover overhead conveyor systems are the central elements of the Fulfillment Factory. The SSI Carrier is designed for loads up to 3 kg, while the SSI Mover transports loads weighing up to 10 kg. The load carriers are equipped with an RFID transponder or a barcode. This prevents errors and achieves high reliability.