Buchs/Aarau, 23 February 2012Buchs/Aarau,
23 February 2012
News, VA; Feb 7, 2012 – Medline Industries Inc. has commissioned Swisslog to install a state-of-the-art
order fulfillment and storage systems, into one of their distribution centers. Swisslog will provide
its AutoStore Goods-to- Person (G.t.P.) solution, which will be fully integrated into the existing facility
by year end 2012.
Medline, the largest privately
held medical supplier in the United States, manufactures and distributes over 125,000 medical and surgical
products to healthcare institutions and retail markets from a network of 30 distribution centers. The
AutoStore solution will increase both storage capability and throughput within an existing distribution
facility. AutoStore is comprised of bins stacked on top of each other for inventory storage integrated
with a robotic solution for goods-to-person (G.t.P.) picking, providing over 1000 order lines per hour
with only three pickers and the densest solution possible. This project represents the first rollout
of what will be implemented at multiple locations.
“We are very proud
to receive this commitment for our AutoStore solution from a company with an outstanding reputation
such as Medline” comments Markus Schmidt, SVP of Swisslog. “This confirms our opinion that AutoStore
will transform the Goods to Person solution landscape through a combination of outstanding storage density,
performance, efficiency and sustainability. Medline is the 24th company to select the AutoStore solution
for their order fulfillment and storage requirements.”
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is a global provider
of integrated logistics solutions with a focus on the retail, food & beverage, pharma, and healthcare
industries. The services portfolio encompasses the realization of complex distribution centers and warehouses
as well as automated logistics solutions for hospitals, including the implementation of Swisslog's own
software and technology.
Swisslog’s solutions optimize
customers’ production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase flexibility, responsiveness
and quality of service while minimizing logistics’ costs. With years of experience in the development
and implementation of integrated logistics solutions, Swisslog provides the expertise on which customers
in more than 50 countries around the world rely.
in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs over 2000 staff in 20 countries worldwide. The
group’s parent company, Swisslog Holding AG, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (security number: 1232462,
Telekurs: SLOG, Reuters: SLOG.S).
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