Cimcorp Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Top Supply Chain Projects List for 2021
Leading intralogistics solutions specialist awarded for helping global 3PL provider boost fulfillment speed, ensure order accuracy and win more business through automation
The Top Supply Chain Projects list spotlights successful and innovative transformation projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across a range of supply chain functions. These projects show how solution and service providers help their clients achieve excellence and prepare their supply chains for success.
To win the business of a major consumer goods provider, GEODIS partnered with Cimcorp and systems integrator Advanced Handling Systems (AHS) to implement an automated distribution solution in the Clayton warehouse. Cimcorp supplied its Layer Pick system—a key feature integrated into the overall solution—that uses a gantry robot to rapidly pick products stored in layered quantities from a large volume of inventory. Ideal for 3PL providers like GEODIS, Layer Pick is flexible enough to handle practically any consumer product on the market, and its compact design easily integrates into existing facility footprints.
By offering an automated solution, GEODIS was selected to handle warehousing and distribution operations for one of the largest suppliers of over-the-counter health products in North America. Notably, the system has drastically increased throughput for GEODIS, picking a notable 3,000 layers of product a day in just two shifts versus three. Layer Pick ensures 100-percent accuracy of every order, as well as complete product traceability, for improved customer satisfaction. With picking fully automated, GEODIS has also eliminated the labor challenges, safety concerns, and inefficiencies associated with manual handling.
Derek Rickard, Director of Sales, Cimcorp, commented, "We are honored to be named to the 2021 Top Supply Chain Projects list for our work with GEODIS, a project that demonstrates the benefits of automation for third-party logistics. As more and more businesses today outsource their logistics activities, they want a partner that can guarantee fast, reliable service. It's here that warehouse automation can be a powerful competitive differentiator, helping 3PL providers deliver the speed and efficiency needed to keep up with customer demands and ultimately grow their business."