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The Consumer Goods industry manufactures, handles and supplies various shape and size products including everything from cosmetics to electronics to storage containers. This requires automation to address various operational challenges with agility and efficiency. Some configurations are created to handle market fluctuations, others tackle space utilization and reverse logistics, while others focus on labor efficiencies and picking accuracy.

Featured Case Study: DICK’S Sporting Goods

DICK’S Sporting Goods, a U.S. leading sporting goods retailer, partnered with Bastian Solutions to improve order fulfillment speed and accuracy at their omnichannel distribution center in Conklin, New York. This facility is the company’s fifth nationally with 650,000 square feet of space, 7.7 miles of conveyor, and services up to 160 stores. Seeking operation improvement, the Conklin distribution center has improved order fulfillment scanning accuracy from 85 to 98%, leading to better customer satisfaction.




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Best Buy distribution center case study

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DICK'S Sporting Goods

Dick’s Sporting Goods, a leading sporting goods retailer, partnered with Bastian Solutions to improve order fulfillment speed and accuracy at their omni-channel distribution center in Conklin, NY


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


Flinn Scientific

Flinn Scientific supplies science equipment to schools and educational institutions across North America. After contacting Bastain Solutions to find the right technologies to automate the warehouse, they are now able to handle double the line items compared to their previous manual operations.  



Faced with bottlenecks in their current distribution center (DC), QuikTrip approached Bastain Solutions in need of upgrades to improve equipment and throughput rates. With two, three-level pick modules, Bastain Solutions was able to increase throughput and give QuikTrip the leg up they needed to update their facility.



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.



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.



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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.



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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