Cold Chain

One of the most important challenges in the cold storage industry is to secure the storage volume in a limited space. However, with the recent increase in the number of SKUs of frozen food products and the trend towards smaller orders, it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure sufficient storage volume by simple floor storage. In addition, due to the labor shortage in recent years, the securing of workforce and the improvement of the working environment are also important issues.

Daifuku has been providing low-temperature logistics systems to a wide range of customers since 1973. Here we present our cold logistics solutions to meet customer needs and ensure the reliable delivery of goods.

Meeting high-mix low-volume needs

Imported products, fisheries and livestock products, which are shipped in large lots on pallets, can be still managed in a floor storage. Frozen foods and ice cream, on the other hand, are often shipped in small quantities and in cases. The introduction of mobile racks for these types of products allows for more efficient location management and picking operation, while maintaining storage capacity.

Improving the working environment and addressing labour shortages

The introduction of Mobile Rack improves the efficiency of case picking compared to floor storage. However, it is still necessary to work in the freezer (-25°C), which is physically demanding, and it does not solve 100% of the problems of management, such as delivery by best before date and delivery by lot.

To create a more worker-friendly working environment, let's take automation one step further. By installing the automated warehouse in a high-rise atrium space in the building and setting up the case picking stations in a 5 to +5°C environment, further improvements in working conditions and stock management accuracy can be achieved.

Cold-resistant Double-deep AS/RS

A system that focuses on storage volume and storage efficiency.

Rail-guided Vehicle STV

STV provides fast transport between AS/RS and the picking stations, and also to the shipping area after order preparation.

Dedicated area for case picking operation

Picking operations can be performed in a bright, safe and not-too-cold environment.

Picking station

The picking operation is performed according to the instructions on the terminal, providing higher accuracy. The system also automatically collects and supplies empty pallets to free operators from physically demanding work.

Coping with High-mix, low-volume, high-turnover logistics characteristics

Low-temperature distribution centres for supermarkets and restaurant chains tend to handle an increasing number of high-mix, low-volume, fast-turnover goods, resulting in the need for frequent warehousing and retrieval. In addition, the need to control lots according to their expiry dates means that storage on pallets and case picking operations require a constant rush of picking and inspection.

The first step is to carry out an ABC analysis to determine the best storage solution according to the shipping frequency of each good. By storing the fast-moving products in a Mobile Rack or Unitload AS/RS, and medium to slow-moving products in a Miniload AS/RS, operational efficiency can be optimized.

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