Automated Sortation Optimizes Fulfillment Operations
Facing a rapid increase in ecommerce order fulfillment, Yamato Transport USA's California facility tried to increase productivity using manpower alone, but quickly realized automation was necessary to reach their goals. Yamato turned to Bastian Solutions to design a scalable, cost effective and space-efficient system to increase outbound capacity.
Yamato, a global freight forwarder, covers everything from ecommerce, automotive and pharmaceutical order fulfillment. A combination of OPEX Sure Sort and Exacta Software introduced a 20% capacity gain from 80,000 to 100,000 products. This automated system brought speed and scalability to a previously manual pick and pack process. A mix of bin sizes and ability to introduce additional Sure Sort iBOTS means the automated system can handle a variety of product sizing, loads and total volume. This allows for smooth operations to accommodate future growth and market changes.
“[Bastian Solutions is] always supportive. If we have any questions, they answer us quickly and they provide us even better solutions.” – Hidekazu Takeda, Manager, Yamato Transport USA
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