Cimcorp’s revolutionary order fulfillment solution is designed to meet the requirements of today’s retail and distribution sectors for smaller order-processing windows and thereby increasing sales.
Companies in the consumer goods market face challenges that are largely due to the increase in e-commerce and the resulting changes necessary to keep up with demand. To overcome these challenges manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers need a well-organized, multi-channel distribution strategy that can be easily updated.
Cimcorp’s innovative order-picking solution is based on our proven, gantry-based robotic technology, the unique system is ideal for order fulfilment and storage in the food & beverage, retail, e-commerce and distribution sectors. Through extremely rapid order picking, the solution shortens lead times to enable more sales – potentially twice as many – and enhance customer service. With Cimcorp’s automation being based on a simple, scalable, and movable robotic concept that is easy to install and maintain, the result is a rapid return on investment (ROI). The technology can also be used as an ‘island’ of automation that is integrated with surrounding manual operations.
By shortening the order-processing window, robotic handling enables improved customer service and more sales through later order cut-off times, greater geographical reach via earlier dispatch, same-day deliveries and longer shelf life for fresh products. Faster order processing can also cut the cost of delivery – especially via third-party couriers – while more frequent fulfillment also reduces inventory levels and thereby the amount of capital tied up in stock.
“Our robotic systems are designed for fast manufacture, installation and start-up,” explains Kai Tuomisaari, Cimcorp’s Vice President of Sales and Projects. “Being modular, they are scalable to provide flexibility for the future, so can be expanded – or even moved – quite easily. Importantly in the food sector, they are also easy to clean, with the system able to clear the entire storage floor. Short timescales for projects – from initial enquiry to final handover – combine with highly efficient operation to deliver a rapid return on investment for clients.”
More out of less
With stock accessed via linear robots on overhead gantries, Cimcorp’s solution requires no racking or sprinkler systems, providing further cost savings. As there is no need for conventional warehouse aisles, storage density is maximized. Rapid retrieval and accurate order picking are taken care of by one simple and energy-efficient technology.
TEXT: PAULA OVASKAINEN ILLUSTRATION: JONNE-PEKKA STENROOS PHOTOS: ARTO HELIN, JEFF HARDY