Jewelry Television (JTV) selected SSI SCHAEFER to provide a system that would eventually locate adjacent to an existing distribution center. In the beginning, SSI SCHAEFER was contacted to perform an analysis of the existing processes. The analysis was used to identify tactical improvements for automation. SSI SCHAEFER worked closely with JTV to engineer a process flow model and an IT systems design. The outcome was an optimized system for real-time order fulfillment, increased throughput, and improved space utilization.
The new automated storage and retrieval system includes a processing conveyor and a warehouse control system. It also houses 16 double stacked SSI SCHAEFER Carousel System (SCS) carousels, 4 Goods-to-Person (GTP) stations, and one inbound conveyor. The four GTP stations allow agents to process work efficiently and the new SSI conveyor system moves totes throughout the fulfillment center.
Improved productivity of operators with higher volumes
Optimized space utilization of the facility
Streamlined IT processes with enhanced customer visibility
Flexible growth strategy
Ergonomic picking with use of Goods-to-Person station and Pick-By-Light functionality
The SSI SCHAEFER solution developed for JTV offers a platform to fully integrate a multi-channel fulfillment strategy while providing customers up-to-date information during order processing. The system delivers capabilities to meet ever-changing customer demands while optimizing the value to process the orders. By improving space utilization within the facility through automation, JTV can continue to grow product offerings and provide world-class customer service.