S. Abraham and Sons

Convenience Store Automated Distribution System

SAS's new Indianapolis facility required 1.5 miles of conveyor, 2 three-level pick modules, 1,600 square feet of returns processing, and over 25,000 square feet in refrigerator and freezer space. Bastian's team also created a custom-designed cigarette sortation area, a simulation study and installed a pick to light system.


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Business Objectives

  • Process/deliver error-free orders within 24 hours of receipt
  • Reduce transportation costs, be closer to customer
  • Synchronization of cooler, freezer, and ambient order line items

Key Technologies


  • Synchronized 20 minute order waves
  • High throughput, robust material handling system
  • Improved order accuracy for retail store deliveries
  • System increased service levels due to more efficient handling logistics


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