As part of its next generation of scalable solutions (evolutions), Vanderlande is introducing HOMEPICK. It is a solution that seamlessly integrates the company’s innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services to create a cutting-edge concept that will support food retail operations. HOMEPICK facilitates the fast and efficient processing of online grocery orders.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for online groceries has increased with a more diversified group of consumers discovering such services. Shoppers demand a wide assortment of high-quality and fresh products, and rapid deliveries, as well as maximum convenience and service at competitive prices. At the same time, food retailers are continuously facing new competitors entering the market.
In response, Vanderlande has created its latest evolution. At its core, HOMEPICK is based on a goods-to-person (GtP) picking solution that makes use of ADAPTO, Vanderlande’s unique 3D, shuttle-based automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS). It is the ideal solution for food retailers that want to realize economies of scale through centralized fulfilment centres (CFCs).
The cohesive system design is modern and straightforward, and the operation is easy to understand. By using ADAPTO and modular workstations, HOMEPICK’s scalability also makes it future-proof. The sequenced flows of orders ensure the right order per delivery route and maximum delivery performance, which results in significant time and cost savings.
Owing to its state-of-the-art configuration, HOMEPICK guarantees a high picking efficiency, shorter lead times, higher accuracy, improved levels of consumer satisfaction, and an excellent ROI. It also supports an omni-channel approach and can seamlessly match any desired growth strategy.
“The drive towards automation has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as the demand for online groceries has soared and the overdependence on labor has become more evident,” explains Vanderlande’s Executive Vice President Warehousing and Parcel, Terry Verkuijlen.
“Many food retailers are redefining their strategies for online groceries, and in such an environment, HOMEPICK is the ideal choice to improve their operational performance. In addition, HOMEPICK not only showcases Vanderlande’s capabilities as an innovator, but also how we listen to the market, and seek to further enhance our offering in close partnership with our customers.”
Company profile of Vanderlande
Vanderlande is the global market leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports, and in the parcel market. The company is also a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses.
Vanderlande’s baggage handling systems are capable of moving over 4 billion pieces of baggage around the world per year. Its systems are active in 600 airports including 12 of the world’s top 20. More than 48 million parcels are sorted by its systems every day, which have been installed for the world’s leading
parcel companies. In addition, many of the largest global e-commerce players and distribution firms have confidence in Vanderlande’s efficient and reliable solutions.
The company focuses on the optimization of its customers’ business processes and competitive positions. Through close cooperation, it strives for the improvement of their operational activities and the expansion of their logistical achievements. Vanderlande’s extensive portfolio of integrated solutions – innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services – results in the realization of fast, reliable and efficient automation technology.
Established in 1949, Vanderlande has more than 6,500 employees, all committed to moving its customers’ businesses forward at diverse locations on every continent. With a consistently increasing turnover of 1.6 billion euros, it has established a global reputation over the past seven decades as a highly reliable partner for value-added logistic process automation.
Vanderlande was acquired in 2017 by Toyota Industries Corporation, which will help it to continue its sustainable profitable growth. The two companies have a strong strategic match, and the synergies include cross-selling, product innovations, and research and development.
For more information about Vanderlande, its products and technology, as well as career opportunities, please visit www.vanderlande.com.