Prior to the new picking and storage solution all the shoes were stored on shelves in an external warehouse, taking up more than 1,000 m² of shelving storage space, where employees had to walk a lot to pick every order.
The fashion retailer has set up ambitious growth plans for the development on Danish and Swedish markets. Therefore, FREJA needed to ensure that the warehouse would live up to these plans in the future.
After careful evaluation of several suppliers FREJA chose 10 LOGIMAT® vertical lift modules from SSI SCHAEFER as their new picking and storage solution for the fulfilment of all Deichmann’s e-commerce orders. After only ten days of installation the lifts were ready to be filled. Each LOGIMAT includes 37 trays, allowing more than 40,000 pairs of shoes to be stored in total.
The LOGIMAT® vertical lifts are equipped with LOGITILT function which gives the employee a good overview of each tray and makes the picking from the lifts very ergonomic.
“We chose this solution together with FREJA in order to be faster and more efficient and we are very happy with the complete solution.”
Dennis Timmermann Distribution Logistics at Deichmann SE
With the LOGIMATs FREJA is now able to store and pick the same number of shoes in only 350 m2 instead of 1,000 m2 – and they are ready for the future growth.
The space saving solution even made it possible for FREJA to combine several warehouses into one, and thereby terminate an external lease and gather all warehousing activities on one location.
Furthermore, the speed of the order fulfillment has increased. FREJA now have faster and more efficient picks and the travel in the warehouse was reduced to a minimum, saving many steps for the employees every day.
Another benefit from the lifts is the ergonomic picking due to the LOGITILT function that tilts the trays in the access opening to ensure ergonomic picking.
“SSI SCHAEFER did a good job trying to understand what our needs were and that gave us confidence and combined with the fact that they had an economically sound solution, a good quality and good references, the choice was easy to make."
Marina Steensen, Group Healthcare Logistics Director at FREJA.