WCS Automation Case Study

Business Objectives

  • Equip 4 distribution centers to handle 19 million household orders of a new product rollout
  • Very tight execution schedule: 6-month window to get to market ERP and network required response times to allow real time automation
  • ERP and network required response times to allow real time automation
At&t System Illustration

Bastian Solutions provides Distribution Center Automation for massive At&t “U-Verse” product launch

Bastian Solutions was selected by AT&T to provide and install new warehouse automation to support the U-Verse campaign at its four distribution centers located in Lancaster, Texas; South Bend, Indiana; San Leandro, California; and City of Commerce, California

AT&T Case Study rendering-Lancaster,CA

Key Technologies

  • PictureView™ pick to display 
  • Exacta warehouse control system
  • Motorized drive roller carton conveyors
  • Saw tooth merge for inbound cartons
  • Zero pressure accumulation conveyor with electronic sensors
  • 2 high speed viper sort pushers
  • 47 Interoll pallet flow lanes
  • 2 Accu-sort omni-directional scanners
  • Automated print & apply labeling stations operating at 28 cartons/minute
Roller conveyor at At&t

Roller carton conveyors


See the results

  • AT&T is now fully automated in all 4 U.S. locations and is meeting the new product order demands
  • New system processes 28 cases/minute (Design throughput)
  • Picking operations have been reduced to only require 20 operators during single shift, and this can be adjusted based on order volume (Flexible manning)
  • AT&T can now accurately tie specific product serial numbers to the shipped customer (Accuracy)
Order picking at AT&T

Order picking


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