Coop - Sophisticated Order Picking
36,000 pallets of non-food articles
SSI Schaefer has realised a central logistics centre for Denmark‘s largest retailer, Coop Danmark A/S. The intelligent, holistic concept of material flow, high-performance system components, ergonomic workstations and an optimally designed warehouse management system provide high delivery reliability and quick reaction times.
The objective of the restructuring process was to replace seven regional storage facilities with one central warehouse at Odense, Denmark, and apply the most sophisticated order picking methods. Because of the heterogeneous range of products, a solution with an intelligent flow of material and differentiated order picking strategies was required. Coop Danmark A/S has more than 9,000 non-food-items in store – from TVs to video games and clothing – and they supply approximately 800 supermarkets throughout Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. The company has approximately 35,000 employees in total..
Sophisticated order picking for on time delivery and short reaction times
Shipments from the new central warehouse in Odense began in January 2010. To achieve this, a three-block high bay warehouse (HBW) with four aisles per block and over 36,000 storage locations for single-depth storage of pallets that may weigh up to 1,000 kilograms was constructed by SSI Schaefer. A total of 12 storage and retrieval machines moving at a speed of up to 250 meters per minute ensure quick storage and retrieval of more than 500 pallets per hour in the HBW.
In parallel with this project, SSI Schaefer also created the WMS for the manual warehouse. Storage positions for goods-to-person order picking of fast-moving items are available here across three shelf levels.
“Ideal utilisation of space, high flexibility, reliable order processing – overall SSI Schaefer has designed a very efficient solution that has not only increased our throughput and process reliability, but also offers us further expansion capacities for our business areas and activities.“
John Møller, Warehouse Manager at Coop
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- The project in detail
Our Scope of Supply and Services:
- Compilation of logistics concept
- Turn-key creation (incl. roof/wall/sprinkler)
- Pallet conveyor system
- Storage and retrieval machines
- High bay warehouse and rack system
- Warehouse management and control system