GameStop

Automated Sortation Case Study

Business Objectives

  • Reuse as much of GameStop's existing conveyor as possible
  • Keep electrical and controls costs and complexity to a minimum
  • Get product up and down from the upper pick module level in a small footprint area
  • Integrate infeed conveyor with a GBI tilt-tray sorter in very tight areas.
  • Schedule conveyor mechanical and electrical installation in parallel with sorter installation
  • Design and install a new IBC2003 compliant staircase in limited space, with space for a future third level on the pick module
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Takeaway Conveyor System Allows GameStop to Meet 35% Annual Growth Rate

GameStop, headquartered in Grapevine, TX, is a distributor and retailer of video game software, hardware and accessories. GameStop has an approximate 35-40% market share of video games and accessories.

Bastian's successful integration of a takeaway conveyor system allowed GameStop to keep up with the refurbishment rate on games and accessories, contributing to their 35% annual growth rate in repackaging and reselling previously owned products.

Sorter infeed to merge
 

Key Technologies

  • GBI tilt-tray sorter with automatic induction(~300 pieces per minute)
  • Hytrol EZ logic zero pressure conveyor
  • Ambaflex powered spirals
  • Ito Denki powered rollers
  • B&L Structures pick module stairs
 

See the results

Approximately 90% of the existing conveyor was eventually reused, reducing GameStop’s initial investment.


Successful integration of takeaway conveyor system with the GBI tilt-tray sorter sped up the receiving process of incoming materials.


Bastian's solution allowed GameStop to keep up with the refurbishment rate on games and accessories, contributing to their 35% annual growth rate in repackaging and reselling previously owned products

 

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