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17 July 2014

Wehkamp gears up to handle 200,00 items a day


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Dutch e-commerce giant wehkamp.nl, which is said to have 1.7 million registered customers, is investing in a high-performance new distribution centre in Zwolle that is due to be capable of handling 200,000 items and 20 million shipments per year. Key requirements included provision to handle same-day and next-day deliveries, and to react quickly in order to deal with late-placed orders.

At the heart of the facility is an OSR Shuttle mechanical handling system from KNAPP. This will serve half a million storage locations, and is expected to be able to process 98 per cent of the company’s entire order volume.

Ergonomically designed Pick-it-Easy workstations will be used for goods-to-person picking, and with one-touch picking the company is expecting to be able to prepare a customer order for despatch within 30 minutes of receiving it.

The new facility is due to go on stream in 2015.

 

 

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