Decathlon has chosen the EcoPocket system. The facility extends over 2 halls. Hall 1 houses the 8 induct and 23 packing stations, while the run buffers, the sequence sorter and the empty pocket buffers are located in Hall 2, distributed over 3 levels, away from the workplaces. With more than 70 different categories of sports on offer, the range of articles is accordingly large, so that many non-fashion items such as small rucksacks or carton packed camping articles are processed in the pocket, with a large number of individual articles being identified via RFID.
DECATHLON offers more than 35,000 items in over 70 different sports. Michel Leclercq opened his first sports equipment store near Lille on July 27, 1976, thereby founding the DECATHLON company. In 1986 began the production of sporting goods under its own name. In 2016, there were 1,065 stores in 29 countries. At the corporate campus in Villeneuve-d'Ascq (Northern France), more than 530 engineers and 150 product designers develop up to 2,800 products every year.
EcoPocket™ combines garments on hangers (GOH) and flat folded goods (FFG) in one system. The loading of EcoPocket™ takes place at different locations within the warehouse, compensating different picking speeds. The system forms buffers in order to carry out waves regardless of the picking progress. The buffer option can also be used for efficient integration of returned goods or fast-moving items in order to increase the efficiency of the fulfillment center. EcoPocket™ sequences the individual bags in the system and directs them to the packing stations in the correct order.Show product