none
none

Award winning system from Demantic

08-08-2013
by 
in 
BIG W’s distribution centre at Hoxton Park in Sydney has won The Award for Excellence in Supply Chain Management and Distribution at the Smart 2013 Supply Chain Awards.
 
The world’s best practice distribution centre is the first of its kind in Australia.
 
It incorporates the most sophisticated array of materials handling and order fulfilment technologies and software to date in Australia.
 
Key among the many innovations is the first Dematic Multishuttle automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS).
 
The Dematic system buffers, sequences and delivers stock to the first RapidPick order fulfilment stations in the country. This enables a single operator to process up to 24 orders at a time.
 
Unlike conventional ASRS, which typically use cranes to access stock, Dematic’s new Multishuttle uses a fleet of self-propelled carts to retrieve and put goods away in an ultra space efficient storage system, at very high speeds.
 
Lifts at the end of each aisle transfer goods in and out of the system via integrated conveyors.
 
At BIG W, the Multishuttle is equipped with 70 Multishuttle carts, capable of performing over 30,000 storage and retrieval cycles per hour.
 
At 89,000 sqm, Hoxton Park is the largest footprint distribution centre in the Woolworths network. The flow-through design DC is nearly half a kilometre long and about 200m wide – big enough to fit about 11 football fields inside!
 
Dematic Pty Limited
Ph: 02 9486 5555

Related news & editorials

  1. 16.11.2017
    16.11.2017
    by      In
    Beacon Lighting is well on the way to substantially reducing its carbon footprint as its partner Upstream Energy nears completion of a national solar project spanning more than 70 stores and saving millions of kilograms of carbon emissions each year.
    Upstream Energy developed a proposal to deliver... Read More
  2. 16.11.2017
    16.11.2017
    by      In
    The Brisbane company Nordon Cylinders is well aware that it has a key role in keeping the wheels of industry turning. However, its customers at home and abroad require hydraulic cylinders from tiny to humungous, and they don’t always want them today – sometimes, they want them yesterday.
    At its... Read More
  3. 16.11.2017
    16.11.2017
    by      In
    Wiivv Wearables is on a mission to make body-perfect gear accessible to the masses. Its flagship product, a custom shoe insole, has proven to be a good first step and uses a combination of customer-collected smartphone data and 3D printing to feed its design and manufacturing process.
    According to... Read More
  4. 14.11.2017
    14.11.2017
    by      In
    Good use is being made of the now-closed Holden manufacturing plant in South Australia, as a series of generators has been installed in to supplement the state's power grid during the incoming high-demand summer period.
    The diesel generators have been set up at the former Holden manufacturing plant... Read More