Story

The main focus was the change from single-stage picking to more effective batch picking.

There was still a requirement to improve the service level by being able to provide any sequence of articles required by the customer at the packing stations. In addition, there should be the option of being able to process and merge shoe boxes or other flat goods items in just one system.

The main focus was the change from single-stage picking to more effective batch picking.

Solution

Industry

Apparel

Product

Children's clothing

DFT's Ecoflow™ offers the solution for the requirements formulated by Mayoral. By adding the EcoPocket®, not only hanging garments but also flat goods can be optimally integrated. All hanging garments are automatically fed into the roll adapter system, while the flat packed items are fed into the system at separate loading stations on the ground floor.

Customer

Mayoral is represented in more than 75 countries with the development, production, marketing and distribution of children's clothing, making it one of the leading European companies in its sector. A network of 12 foreign trading companies, 200 sales outlets and 190 Mayoral stores worldwide belong to the company.

EcoPocket®
Product

EcoPocket®

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.

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EcoFlow™
Product

EcoFlow™

Innovative adapter technology for single item conveyance and sequencing with a focus on garments on hangers (GOH). Each adapter within the EcoFlow® system is equipped with an RFiD chip and individually controlled by the system. EcoFlow™ consolidates items from different storage locations with different picking speed and buffers them in order to start production waves. After sequencing within the EcoFlow™ system, order items are bundled and headed dynamically to different packing stations, taking into account different packing process times.

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