GEODIS and Knapp partnered to develop a highly automated order fulfillment design, projected to include five mirrored order picking modules.
“GEODIS’ investment in KNAPP’s technology demonstrates our ongoing commitment to offering our customers innovative solutions that best meet their needs, address challenges and optimize existing capabilities,” says Kevin Stock, SVP of engineering and solutions at GEODIS, Americas. “Our collaboration with KNAPP will enable us to be agile enough to execute e-commerce orders on high-velocity items even quicker while delivering excellent customer service to ensure shipments are received as soon as possible.”
“The solution developed in collaboration with GEODIS and KNAPP engineers is specifically designed to address key strategic and growth factors resulting from the rapid growth in e-commerce demand,” says Jusuf Buzimkic, chief sales officer of KNAPP. “The technology platform will reduce the challenge of hard-to-find labor, while simultaneously delivering a solution that is flexible, scalable and minimizes the variable cost per order.”
From PR Newswire:
- Following implementation, GEODIS is expected to move approximately 850,000 e-commerce units per day.
- The project will include a unique combination of multiple KNAPP technologies. Specifically, the site will feature 10 aisles of the OSR Shuttle Evo, an all-in-one automatic storage and picking system. The facility will also consist of 20 double Fastbox order sequencing towers, a fast storage and buffer tower with an integrated lift system, that will be connected with 40 high-performance Pick-it-Easy work stations. Finally, the project will include automated shipping carton erectors and height-reducing carton closers to expedite the fulfillment process.
- The entire system will be managed by the KNAPP KiSoft Warehouse Control System.