Undergarment Manufacturer

High Speed Sortation Case Study

Business Objectives

  • A highly scalable system was needed that incorporated proven and highly reliable material handling sortation and controls.
  • RFID capability was required for major retailer compliance.

High Speed Sorters Allow for a Highly Scalable System

A major US-based manufacturer has found success for over 150 years as a vertically integrated manufacturer of cotton underwear and outerwear for men, women and children. The company's new Distribution Center features a $6M + automated material handling system.

Technicolor Livonia, MI System Illustration

Key Technologies

  • 10,125 feet of conveyor in system, 2,500 feet of accumulation conveyor
  • (4) high-speed sliding shoe sorters
  • High-speed belt accumulation sawtooth merge
  • Hytrol EZ Logic Zero Pressure Accumulation Conveyor
  • Ambaflex powered spirals, Portec spiral chutes, Best expandable conveyors
  • Axmann high speed belt curves and merges
  • 3, Three-level pick modules
    • Two split case and one full case
  • Exacta Warehouse Control System
    • Print and Apply shipping and RFID label applicators
    • Cubiscan dimensioning system
    • 3 In-motion scales
    • RFID readers
    • Interface to Manhattan Associates warehouse management system
  • RSView Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Steeplechase VLC PC-based control system

See the results

A high speed DC to meet the customer's future growth. Print and Apply with shipping labels and case selectable RFID tag meets Wal-Mart mandates in an efficient manner. Expandable, modular design allows for functions such as cross-docking and additional pick module induction points.


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