Arnold – storage and order picking in a tight space

Arnold – storage and order picking in a tight space

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Karl-Heinz Arnold GmbH, a manufacturer of high-precision cutting tools, needed a new logistics center to manage its growing product portfolio. The center had to be capable of efficiently storing a wide range of items in a limited amount of space.



Requirements:

  • Build a warehouse on an area measuring 300 m² and 3.5 m high
  • Capacity needed for 15,000 different items
  • Overall required picking performance: 500 order lines per hour
  • High-precision picking
  • Round-the-clock readiness for delivery


Solution:

  • Horizontal carousels make optimal use of the available space
  • Batch picking arrangement achieves 500 picks/hour
  • Pick-to-light support increases precision and speed
  • Kardex “Warehouse Edition” software manages all 4 horizontal carousels
  • 70% reduction in the number of employees needed


Scope of delivery:

  • 4 horizontal carousels for 9,500 boxes, total load 157 metric tons
  • Pick-by-light system
  • Control and info displays at each of the four retrieval stations
  • Power Pick Global “Warehouse Edition” warehouse management software
Arnold – storage and order picking in a tight space

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