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Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc. automates new warehouse with Westfalia Technologies

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Westfalia Technologies, Inc., provider of storage systems in the United States, announces that Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc.® (Martin’s®), a family owned and operated bread and roll manufacturer, has installed the company’s warehouse automation technology at its Chambersburg, Pennsylvania facility. With Westfalia’s automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) and Savanna.NET® Warehouse Execution System (WES), Martin’s® has improved efficiency, accuracy, and traceability of finished goods.

Westfalia’s AS/RS stores pallets of reserve product in a rack structure six pallets deep, housing approximately 2,000 pallets. Two tandem (dual pallet) storage and retrieval machines (S/RMs), with independent movable cabs for safer and easier maintenance, store and retrieve pallets to and from the rack structure. The AS/RS is integrated with Cimcorp’s MultiPick System, a fully automated, robotic material handling solution, picking system, and Westfalia’s out-feed conveyor system. This combination enables the fast fulfillment of single and multi-SKU orders.

Steve Mitchell, engineering manager at Martin’s, said, “Our Chambersburg, Pennsylvania facility experiences a significant impact from the seasonality of hamburger and hot dog roll sales throughout the summer months. As a result, we were struggling with space constraints in our warehouse, as well as risk of order fulfillment errors. Westfalia’s solutions enable us to efficiently utilize our space while improving the accuracy of our shipments.”

Westfalia’s Savanna.NET® WES orchestrates the entire operation, maintaining the inventory in both the AS/RS and the MultiPick system. In order to increase order accuracy and product traceability, the WES is integrated with Martin’s® order processing and enterprise systems.

Dan Labell, president, Westfalia Technologies, said, “With a growing, diverse number of SKUs, seasonal products, and complex orders, food manufacturers can more effectively manage and track inventory with automation technology. Westfalia’s AS/RS, integrated with our Savanna.NET® WES, will help Martin’s® achieve these benefits, while providing additional operational efficiencies, cost savings, and a competitive advantage.”

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