East Granby, CT -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/08/2014 -- Berlys asked Pcdata to collaborate in a project to improve order preparation for frozen products. Temperatures of -28°C where one of the big challenges to automating the operation. The two existing distribution centers have been upgraded with the implementation in 540 locations.
Berlys is a modern foods enterprise specializing in the production and marketing of pre-cooked bread and frozen bakery, pastries, and patisserie products. A front-line company thanks to its seven production plants with cutting-edge technology, two large logistic centers, thirty-one regional offices and seven hundred distribution points, able to supply more than three hundred different products every morning to more than 20,000 clients.
Pcdata’s hardware for freezer environments is installed to withstand the operating temperatures. The large, highly visible and tactile pushbuttons facilitate the operators towork with gloves and appropriate clothing. The implementation of the Pick to Light systems resulted in an error level below the companies targets, productivity has more than doubled.
Order preparation in conditions far below zero is not an easy task. Operators can only spend limited time in the freezer and moving around is not as easy and agile as under normal conditions. The special LED pick displays for freezer environments are prepared for these conditions and allow users to acknowledge operations without having to bother too much about their movements. Applied components and materials have been selected based on their specific properties, ensuring functionality and durability.
The installed Pcdata Pick to Light systems at Berlys have multiple product locations allocated in five zones. Operators move the orders through zones manually; a trolley is being used to gather the products. Each zone has different product locations; the products are allocated based on their speed of rotation. Fast movers are allocated right in front of the operators; products with less rotation are placed on lower levels or even behind the operators.
Pcdata USA pick-to-light systems are part of a lean processes, offering shorter throughput times, fewer errors, significant cost savings; additionally the result is increased customer satisfaction, a faster ability to supply products, and process transparency. Traditional picking methods are one of highest expenses when operating a warehouse. Pcdata USA lowers that cost through leading edge Pick-to-Light systems. Recently, the Pcdata USA installation versus implementation products, are experiencing huge growth in hundreds of business sectors throughout North America.
Pcdata USA, a global logistics systems leader for supply chain automation, has more than six hundred systems successfully installed in more than thirty countries worldwide, and offers affordable customized and out-of-the-box solutions.
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