Range Plus, Phase 1. 2017

Semi-automated packing and imio-one software

A simple packing system combining a small conveyor system and carton sealing machine with imio-ONE for automated label print and apply.

Objectives

A simple packing system combining a small conveyor system and carton sealing machine with imio-ONE for automated label print and apply.

Use warehouse automation to improve packing efficiency and productivity.

Reduce order packing errors and improve customer service.

To enable the packing operation to cope with increased volumes at Peak.

To improve working conditions by reducing the amount of repetitive manual tasks.

To make best use of the space in the warehouse and accommodate future growth.

Systems delivered

Conveyor Networks recommended a phased approach so that future business growth could be accommodated.

 

Phase 1 is a simple packing system that combines a small conveyor system and carton sealing machine with Conveyor Networks imio-ONE software to automate the print and apply of shipping labels. Managing the label printing directly from the order database improves accuracy, speed and customer service.

 

Cost per order has dropped with RangePlus now able to:

Increase the amount of orders packed. 1 person using the system can pack 120 orders per hour rather than 20 per hour.

Improve morale and health and safety as packers perform less repetitive manual tasks.

Reduce error rates as imio-ONE ensures each customer receives the correct order.

Reduce carrier rejection rates with compliant labels.

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