Feb 03, 2016: DB Schenker has implemented the CarryPick automated online order fulfillment and returns handling solution at its Arlandastad Logistics Center, Sweden. Operated for Lekmer.com, Scandinavia’s largest online toy retailers, the new system will strengthen DB Schenker´s position in the e-commerce market.
CarryPick is part of DB Schenker’s e-commerce portfolio targeted to customers with large online business looking for significant efficiency improvements. It is an automated storage and goods to person order picking system developed by Swisslog. The solution covers 10,000 square meters warehouse space from which 6,000 square meters are reserved for the CarryPick-system. The CarryPick solution increases staff productivity by up to 60 percent while maximising floor space savings of approximately 20 percent.
The core of the solution are self-moving robots (Automated Guided Vehicles – AGV) which drive underneath mobile racks and deliver them to pick stations, where the requested items are picked and packaged. Due to its modular design the solution can be expanded to face seasonable peaks or growth in the customer´s business and runs on an intelligent software that has been linked to DB Schenker’s own warehouse management system.
“With more than 60 robots and 1,550 mobile racks, we are able to manage 35,000 different articles, 24/7. And pick up to 40,000 orderlines per day,” says Anders Holmberg, business development manager, DB Schenker, Sweden.