Körber has completion of its project with Pet Lovers Centre to install a multi deep Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS), achieving high storage densities.
To support future growth, Pet Lovers Centre needed an ASRS solution that would utilise the full volume of the warehouse. “Our biggest pain point was the inefficient use of our storage space,” shared David Ng, chief executive officer of Pet Lovers Centre.
“Körber’s multi deep ASRS solution met all of our specific requirements and enabled exceptional space utilisation. Körber completed the project ahead of schedule, which was very impressive, considering that we had to comply with Singapore’s strict social-distancing measures in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic,” said Ng.
Körber installed a custom-built ASRS solution that fully utilised every inch of the warehouse, taking into account the unit’s odd shape. The Körber team established high-density configurations with multiple units of its latest Wi-Fi-controlled Autonomous Satellite Vehicles (ASV) that are supported by two stacker cranes. The customised system stores up to 12 pallets in a single multiple deep lane, enabling Pet Lovers Centre to increase the pallet storage capacity of the warehouse by more than 100 percent. The system has also increased throughput by 40 percent and greatly shortened the time taken to store a pallet onto a rack or to retrieve one out of the warehouse.
Pet Lovers Centre plans to integrate Körber’s warehouse management system (WMS) with its current Host System. The WMS will collect and compile all inventory information into a centralised database, which the warehouse team can utilise to track inventory movement. Furthermore, the WMS enables the company to carry out automatic inventory reshuffling during after-work hours, greatly enhancing operational efficiencies while reducing Pet Lovers Centre’s reliance on manual labor.
“Warehouses in land-scarce countries like Singapore offer limited storage capacities, so the growth of our multi deep ASRS system in the region is ideal as it optimises warehouse space, increasing operational efficiencies and eliminates manual labor requirements,” added Stephan Gӧttsche, Chief Executive Officer for Körber Supply Chain – Automation.
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