The client needed to update its staging and storing of incoming ingredients arriving in super sacks or bags stacked on pallets and stored in 3 high drive-in rack.
Increased utilization and capacity for nutritional supplement manufacturer
After an assessment of the data proved by the client, PeakLogix partnered with Automha to design a solution centered on semi-automated deep lane storage to increase overall storage capacity, improve general materials flow, and facilitate FIFO.
The solution allows for storage management with no product contact using Automha’s PALLET RUNNER® system that adjusts for load weight, product overhang, and inconsistent placement to effectively move and store product.
The design accommodates 768 pallets measuring 48” D x 40” W across 45 faces with a capacity of 2,600 lbs., and 26 combined pallet moves per hour (19 inbound and 7 outbound).
Capacity was increased by more than 60% and utilization rate reached 80%
The client was able to increase its realized capacity by more than 60%, using 614 of 768 available pallet positions or a utilization rate of nearly 80%. In addition, the client is benefiting from a clear receiving dock, which facilitates their ability to unload the additional inventory that can now be ordered more efficiently.