Turn-key Order-Fulfillment System Solution

Business Objectives

  • Aggressive implementation schedule to deliver system in time for peak season holiday orders
  • Changing retail customer order profiles
  • Growing order volume and labor requirements
Conair Order-fulfillment system

High Speed Full Case Fulfillment System

Conair is a leading manufacturer and distributor of health and beauty products and kitchen and electronic appliances.

Bastian Solutions was selected to provide and install new warehouse automation at its distribution centers located in New Jersey and Arizona. The larger New Jersey facility is highlighted in this case study and consists of a new sortation conveyor system to automate wave picking processes that had been performed manually from order-picker trucks. In-line print-and-apply carton labeling systems were also integrated into the conveyor system to eliminate the manual application of shipping labels.

Conair Case Study Illustration

Key Technologies

  • Full case picking: deep-lane pallet-flow conveyors with brakes
  • Saw-tooth merge, belt-merge, high-speed belt curves
  • High-speed shoe sorter at 350 feet per minute
  • Parallel high-speed label print-and-apply machines for increased throughput
  • Fluid loading powered extendable conveyors for parcel shipment
  • Control System and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)

See the results

Met the Christmas rush and eliminated all back orders

High throughput, systematic process reduced handling

Number of days to fulfill orders cut in half

Number of retail shipping penalties virtually eliminated

Order accuracy increased through automation and label verification scanning system

ROI based on reduced manpower and handling costs



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