Automation at Shufersal State-of-the-Art Logistics Center Leverages Polymer Logistics RPCs
Israel’s Largest Retailer Moves Products Efficiently While Protecting Product Quality and Freshness
Tampa, FL (August 1, 2019) – Shufersal, Israel’s largest retailer, recently opened a state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled logistics center in Shoham, Israel. The 550,000 square foot facility receives, stores, and redistributes produce, deli, dairy, meat, seafood, and frozen food to its nearly 500 stores nationwide, serving an average of two million shoppers per week and 1.8 million club members. The center features automatic storage and picking systems for produce and an automatic storage and sorting system for frozen foods.
The project, integrated by System Logistics, was aimed at delivering the most effective solution in order to balance operation targets and costs, combining automated technologies with manual areas. The System Logistics project provided state of art technologies for the two major automated activities of the new logistic center:
- High-Bay Warehouse storage, pick-to-belt and sorter of frozen products
- High-Bay Warehouse storage and automated crate picking refilling system of produce
Shufersal moves an internal pool of approximately one million Polymer Logistics RPCs through its automated warehouse and logistics system. Additionally, it receives over 20 million yearly movements of product in RPCs from suppliers and producers. The design, construction, and structural integrity of Polymer Logistics RPCs provides enhanced stacking stability and strength. It also allows smooth, seamless movement across roller or belt conveyer systems. It is unaffected by moisture or temperature variations, and allows unsurpassed air circulation to protect product freshness and quality during transit, storage, and automated order picking and palletization. Built-in QR codes on every crate allow distribution center vision, inventory, and traceability systems to quickly and accurately scan, record, locate, and follow every Polymer Logistics RPC that enters and leaves the facility.