Japanese Food Corporation

Accurate Picking Case Study

Business Objectives

  • Systemic improvements in accuracy, traceability, and efficiency needed to be addressed to meet the demands of major food retailers
  • Integrating material flows from ambient, chill room, and freezer environments presented logistical challenges
  • The new system had to meet future capacity demands of 30 trailers/day 55% reduction in labor for picking was needed

Growing Demand for Asian Cuisine Prompts JFC International to Build a New “State of the Art” DC

For over a century, JFC International has thrived in its role as a distributor, bringing an ever-expanding line of quality Japanese food products to the United States.

JFC International System Illustration

Key Technologies

  • 850 positions of pick to light for full and split cases
  • Vocollect voice picking system
  • Hytrol Prosort high-speed shoe sorter
  • Electronic zone zero pressure accumulation conveyor
  • 2 three-level pick modules (ambient, freezer)
  • In-line RFID capable print and apply machines
  • Accusort camera scan tunnels for higher read rates
  • 4 Ambaflex powered spirals (2 each in ambient and freezer locations)
  • ExactaWMS: Warehouse Management System 
  • ExactaWCS: Warehouse Control System 
  • PC-Based Controls including 3-D Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Total of 3,300 feet of conveyor

See the results

System supports up to 40 trucks per single shift and is more than capable of meeting future demands

Pacing screens provide instant snapshots of operational productivity to management and operators and synchronizes flows between pick zones

The new JFC headquarters and distribution center is designed with energy-saving and environmentally friendly technology


Photos of our solution

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