Elsevier Redesigns Warehouse to Utilize Space & Reduce Labor

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 and video.

Key Technologies

  • Weigh scale (Weightronix)
  • Dunnage machines
  • Sawtooth merge 
  • Activated Roller Belt (ARB) conveyor
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Intermec scanners
  • Accumulation conveyor with full zone braking

See the results

  • Addition of a 7,400 square foot mezzanine and reconfiguration of the packaging area created additional space for product and storage
  • Throughput was increased from 14,000 orders a day to roughly 20,000 orders a day 
  • Reduced labor needs by 18 percent (110 to 90)
  • Added a human machine interface to for visibility of conveyor status and controls of equipment
  • Greatly reduced downtime, jams and product damage on the packaging and shipping sortation lines

Photos of our solution

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