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Bastian Solutions named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive's 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2020

INDIANAPOLIS - Supply & Demand Chain Executive has selected Bastian 20191021-Knipper_Case_Study-DSC_2305-editedSolutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company, as a recipient of a SDCE 100 Award for 2020.

Spotlighting a project with a biomedical company, Bastian Solutions’ winning system featured Exacta Warehouse Control Software (WCS), two OPEX Perfect Pick HD units, custom conveyor and ergonomically engineered pick stations to allow for the system to operate in a 40-degree Fahrenheit cold room. After providing this integrated picking and storage solution, the client was able to increase order accuracy and efficiency, allowing them to sustain 20 percent year-over-year growth.

Blake Bearden, director of California regional sales for Bastian Solutions, was grateful for an opportunity to showcase the unique engineering challenges involved in this project. “The primary driver for this project was to assist the company in its growth and distribution needs to meet growing customer demand. The challenges of implementing this goods-to-person automation for the first time in a refrigerated environment, allowing the normally captive storage totes to leave the storage aisles and traverse the system, and the requirement for pickers to interface with the automation in an ambient pick area all provided our team with a great deal of engineering obstacles to overcome.”

The SDCE 100 spotlights successful and innovative projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the range of supply chain functions. These projects can serve as a map for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. These projects also show how supply chain solution and service providers help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for success.

“Innovation is essential in driving the supply chain industry forward, and thanks to these valuable partnerships, companies of all sizes are able to achieve success in projects that matter,” says Marina Mayer, editor for Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “From business intelligence systems and supply and demand planning to inventory reduction and procurement solutions, the SDCE 100 offers proof-of-concept that with the right planning and execution, anything is possible.”

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Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company, is a trusted supply chain integration partner committed to providing clients a competitive advantage by designing and delivering world-class distribution and production solutions. By combining data-driven designs, scalable material handling systems, and innovative software, the company helps clients across a broad spectrum of markets become leaders in their industries. For more information, visit

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