Consumer Goods Case Studies

Featured Consumer Goods Case Study

Newell Brands | Rubbermaid

Newell Brands, a leading global consumer goods company, has a large collection of popular brands. The company's former 850,000 square foot facility in Mogadore, Ohio, manually assembled Rubbermaid product kits by 15-20 operators on a box line. By creating a robotic packing solution, Bastian Solutions increased productivity, improved consistency, and shipped a more accurate product to customers, 

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Consumer Goods Case Studies

Rubbermaid Case Study

Newell Brands / Rubbermaid

Newell Brands is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands. With a focus on increasing productivity, improving consistency, and shipping a more accurate product to customers, Newell turned to Bastian Solutions.

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Simulation of Curriculum Associates system

Curriculum Associates

Curriculum Associates is an education company that provides print materials and software to teachers and students across the U.S. and Canada. The company was growing 40% year over year and needed to expand its operational footprint and invest in a new automated distribution system.

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AT&T System Illustration


AT&T is the leading worldwide service provider of wireless high speed internet access, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services.

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Amway MI System Illustration

Amway | Michigan 

Amway, a leading direct seller, needed to streamline operations and improve customer service, so the company turned to Bastian to update its Michigan facility with a new material handling system.

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Cambium System Illustration

Cambium Learning

Founded in 2003 and based in Natick, Massachusetts, Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students under served by existing instructional materials.

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Central Power System Illustration

Central Power Systems

Central Power Systems distributes small engine service parts and outdoor power equipment through a network of 6000 registered service dealers in several states throughout the United States and the Bahamas.

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Melaleuca System Illustration


Melaleuca is an international manufacturer of unique health, home, and personal care products. Melaleuca's growing sales accompanied by growing labor was their main problem for order fulfillment. Their existing order fulfillment was inefficient. Their existing Pick To Light (PTL) system required each associate to handle every container even if there were no products to be picked in that area (pick & pass).

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Mary Kay System Illustration

Mary Kay

Mary Kay wanted to maximize labor utilization and productivity at the company's Mississauga facility. With the Exacta® warehouse management system, Mary Kay did just that.

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Elsevier System Illustration


Elsevier, a textbook publisher and distributor, needed to expand its operation, improve operational efficiencies and increase throughput, so they came to us. The automated solution we designed and implemented is outlined in this case study.

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Epson System Illustration


Epson is a global technology company at the forefront of technological revolutions in imaging, robotics, precision machinery, and electronics. The company's product supply business was growing rapidly, resulting in the need to expand the distribution side of the business and increase throughput.

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Amway CA System Illustration

Amway | California

Amway's California Regional Service Center invested in a new material handling system from Bastian, which allowed the company to increase the number of daily cartons processed and improve customer service.

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Garmin System Illustration


Garmin creates navigation and communication devices that can enright their customer's lives, including automotive, aviation, marine, fitness, outdoor recreation and wireless applications.

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Greenlee System Illustration


Started in 1862, Greenlee is known for it's high quality tools used in the electrical construction trade including all types of hand tools, hole making tools, cable pullers, wire terminators, and testing and measurement equipment.

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Conair System Illustration


Conair is a leading manufacturer and distributor of health and beauty products, and kitchen and electronic appliances. Recent acquisitions and business growth required implementation of automation to speed order processing at the East Windsor NJ distribution center.

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PETZL System Illustration


Petzl North America built a new, LEED-certified headquarters and distribution center in Salt Lake City, UT. The new DC features a Perfect Pick ASRS and light-directed pick module to ensure faster order fulfillment rates with less labor costs.

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Navarre System Illustration


Navarre Corporation is a distributor of PC software, video games and accessories, DVD Video, music based in Minneapolis, MN. Navarre's key focus is providing retailers and publishers with high-quality services for broad, efficient distribution, including vendor-managed inventory, Electronic Data Interchange services, fulfillment services, cross docking and assumed receipt as well as a variety of retailer-oriented marketing services.

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Shaklee System Illustration


Shaklee Corporation, headquartered in Pleasanton, California, is a diversified global consumer products company, including name, research and development technology, and direct marketing. Over the past 45 years Shaklee has become a recognized pioneer and trusted name in the health and wellness industry.

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Stampin Up System

Stampin' Up

Stampin' Up! is a manufacturer of decorative rubber stamps and distributes its products via independent "demonstrators" for craft and scrapbooking projects.

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Technicolor System Illustration


Technicolor is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of Blue Ray Discs, DVD's, video games, and CDs, with an annual capacity of 2.1 billion units per year. The 650,000 sq. ft facility in Livonia, MI processes "New Releases" for clients including Paramount, DreamWorks, Microsoft, Warner Brothers, and Walt Disney Pictures.

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Accurate Dispersions System Illustration

Accurate Dispersions

Accurate Dispersions produces the highest-quality custom colorants for coatings used in the coil, aerospace, maintenance, light industrial, automotive, transportation, trade sales paint, and packaging markets.

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Undergarment Manufacturer System

Undergarment Manufacturer

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.

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