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 New Jersey distribution center. Conair outlined an aggressive implementation schedule to deliver the system in time for the peak season of holiday orders. Retail customer order profiles were changing, and order volume and labor requirements were growing. BMH recommended the following: 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 Warehouse Control System (WCS) Software and HMI Screens Software Interfacing Solution with Manhattan WM The new system allowed Conair to meet the Christmas rush and eliminated all back orders. It also allowed for high throughput and systematic process reduced handling. The number of days to fulfill orders was cut in half and the number of retail shipping penalties virtually eliminated. Order accuracy increased through automation and label verification scanning system. Conair was able to experience an ROI based on reduced manpower and handling costs. Click here for case study and webcast.
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