Making It Happen
In response to this, we used our in-house logistics experts to design a completely bespoke, modified shuttle system, comprising of an additional raised platform that would be inserted between the castors in order to lift the product safely.
We proposed technical modifications to the program algorithms and sensor technologies that would allow the products to position themselves correctly underneath the load and also designed a split-load level, allowing storage of two smaller cases within one rack, only previously possible if stored in APR.
Furthermore, we incorporated a rapid moving, ground floor pedestrian picking location beneath the shuttle, aided by a bespoke designed mesh system to protect users from any falling equipment, thus reducing the cost of the system and increasing pick velocity.
After putting our bespoke and highly innovative solution forward to our supply chain, all the primary European suppliers declined to quote due to the inability to adapt their own standard system.
Confident that our proposed solution was achievable, we looked outside the UK and identified one supplier that saw the opportunity to deliver this innovative technology with us. For testing, we transported the load items to our supplier at their facility. Once completed successfully, we were able to evidence the testing process with in-depth data and analysis which led to the final design being agreed with Christie Lites.