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WORLD OF INDUSTRIES - LOGISTICS 4/2017

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WORLD OF INDUSTRIES - LOGISTICS 4/2017

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02 A unique combined solution: eight vertical lifts Logimat and SSI Autocruiser at Creativ Company in Holstebro, Denmark WAREHOUSING In May, one of the leading players in omnichannel retailing, Finnish Stockmann, contracted with SSI Schaefer on a new multifunctional distribution center in Tuusula. Using SSI Schaefer’s latest technological development, the patented 3D-Matrix Solution (Image 01), Stockmann expect the new warehouse automation technology to significantly strengthen the company’s competitiveness in the years ahead, while expanding their e-Commerce offering both in the Finnish market and in the Baltics. In Sweden, the country’s largest online retailer of streetwear, skateboards and snowboards, Junkyard, uses modern warehousing equipment by SSI Schaefer, including approximately 18,000 plastic boxes, in their warehouse in Trollhättan. For Junkyard, SSI Schaefer furthermore modified the SSI Schaefer standard shelving system (R 3000) into a custom-made solution for snowboards. The R 3000 shelving system was also used, when SSI Schaefer delivered the interior to Lindex’s new 2,500 m2 e-Commerce warehouse. Lindex, one of the leading fashion chains in Northern Europe, demanded flexibility in the solution, as they expected to expand their volumes to almost the double within a period of only two years due to increased e-Commerce sales. To ensure future growth, the Danish supplier of hobby and educational items, Creativ Company, contracted with SSI Schaefer on the delivery of a unique combination of two semi-automated solutions (Image 02). Despite three stores – one in Holstebro in Denmark, one in Gothenburg in Sweden and one in Nieuwerkerk in the Netherlands – the majority of Creativ Company’s revenue comes from their e-Commerce sales. In 2012, SSI Schaefer delivered this combination of two of their semi-automated solutions for the first time. The delivery consisted of eight Logimat vertical storage lifts and a 300 m long transportation track with 52 wagons (SSI Autocruiser). In 2014, Creativ Company again contracted with SSI Schaefer on a manual high bay warehouse containing 7,800 pallet positions – which opened last August. More orders will follow Eastern Europe has one of the most eager e-shoppers in Europe, which creates a foundation for continuous growth in the region. Madsen does also predict that a larger percentage of SSI Schaefer’s turnover in Russia will be achieved through sales to companies op- WORLD OF INDUSTRIES – INTRALOGISTICS & DISTRIBUTION 4/2017

About SSI Schaefer Group The SSI Schaefer Group is the world’s leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions. It employs over 9,500 people at its group headquarters in Neunkirchen, Germany, at more than ten domestic and international production sites, and at approximately 70 worldwide operative subsidiaries. Across six continents, SSI Schaefer develops and implements innovative industry-specific answers to its customers’ unique challenges. As a result, it plays a key role in shaping the future of intralogistics. erating within e-Commerce in the near future and continues: “This new type of retailing means an increased number of picks, items in stock, and especially returns. Delivery often is expected within 24 hours, which requires an efficient material flow and picking system. The warehouses of the future need to be extremely flexible in order to fulfill the changing demands from the customers. Thus, in the future we will see warehouses based on flexibility and volume rather than on speed.” Depending on the company and the number of articles, the extent of warehouse optimization differs. Small companies do not need a fully automated warehouse, but they still need to expand and optimize. According to Madsen, the mentioned references show one of the main competitive advantages of SSI Schaefer. As total supplier within internal logistic solutions, the intralogistics specialists can increase the efficiency of small, medium and large companies. “With the comprehensive range of products and services, SSI Schaefer covers the entire intralogistics value-added chain. That means that we can advise our customers how to find the solution that best fits their specific needs. Whether it is a manual racking with plastic boxes or a fully automated distribution center – we have it all. We can plan an individual range of services for every customer.” Due to this professional consultation of SSI Schaefer, Red-Mart’s contract for the realization of an online warehouse in Singapore was awarded. Co-founder at Red-Mart, Vikram Rupani, explains: “Red-Mart’s vision is to become the world’s most customer-centric e-Commerce platform. Moreover, efficient fulfillment and worldclass infrastructure are key to achieving this goal. Online food retail presents a number of challenges, and we are pleased that we chose SSI Schaefer as our partner for racking. Their team played an important role in the design and implementation of the project, and the results exceeded our expectations.” The new warehouse is already in operation since 2015 (Image 03). Its configuration enables Red-Mart to offer the largest selection of dry and fresh groceries in Singapore. Photographs: SSI Schaefer www.ssi-schaefer.com 03 Within the first week of commissioning, picking rates doubled