Photo Essay: Coop’s New Automated Warehouse in Norway

Coop picks small-volume items with WITRON's DPS directly into the shipping carton in both the dry goods assortment

Coop picks “eaches” or less-than-case items with WITRON’s DPS directly into the shipping carton in the dry goods assortment. Corrugated boxes are used rather than reusable containers to avoid the cost of reverse logistics from far-flung retail locations across Norway.

 

Highly dynamic order consolidation: Consolidation of "DPS orders" and "OPM orders" onto one store pallet through the COM machine.

Highly dynamic order consolidation: Consolidation of “DPS orders” and “OPM orders” onto one store pallet through the COM machine.

 

Sensitive products such as fruits and vegetables are picked by the COM machine fully automated, product-gentle, and in a store-friendly manner.

Sensitive products such as fruits and vegetables are picked by the fully automated, product-gentle COM machine. Freight is assembled in a store-friendly manner.

 

plastic pallet in automated warehouse

Route-optimized pick-by-voice picking: The CPS picks bulky goods, promotion items, and display pallets. The replenishment of the pick front is done with stacker cranes. The order selector is using an RFID-tagged plastic pool pallet from the NLP pallet pool.

 

Ergonomic layer trays developed by WITRON ensure the provision of many items in the pick front in a space-saving manner. The use of layer trays reduces the picking distances to be covered by 60%. Layer trays are placed in the pick front according to demand and automatically through stacker cranes.

Ergonomic layer trays developed by WITRON reduce the space required for each SKU and as a result, reduce order selector travel time by 60 percent. Layer trays are placed in the pick front according to demand. The task is performed automatically through stacker cranes.

 

Source: Witron