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Cimcorp Partners with GEODIS to Introduce Automated Layer Picking as Innovative Warehouse Solution

Cimcorp, a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic order fulfillment and tire handling solutions, announces the successful implementation of a robotic Layer Pick solution to third-party logistics (3PL) provider GEODIS at its warehouse located in Clayton, Indiana.

Cimcorp has partnered with systems integrator Advanced Handling Systems (AHS) for the project, in which Cimcorp’s technology is integrated into an automated distribution solution. As a key solution feature, the Layer Pick system will reportedly enable faster order fulfillment and ensure complete picking accuracy.

A global supply chain operator, GEODIS provides logistics, transport and supply chain management services to companies around the world. At the Clayton facility, GEODIS specifically handles warehousing and distribution operations for one of the largest suppliers of over-the-counter health products in North America.

“Businesses today are looking for a 3PL partner that can keep up with rising consumer demands and solve complex logistical challenges—and one of the best ways to do so is through automation,” said Rob Thyen, SVP engineering & facilities, GEODIS. “By offering this automated solution, we were able to win the business of a major consumer goods provider, and we feel confident that the solution will deliver the speed and efficiency necessary to best serve our client’s needs.”

Cimcorp’s Layer Pick solution will drastically increase throughput for GEODIS, picking a notable 3,000 layers of product a day in just two shifts—with 100-percent accuracy, full product traceability and no need for manual picking.

“Our Layer Pick solution is ideal when you need to rapidly and accurately pick orders in layered quantities from a large volume of inventory,” said Derek Rickard, sales manager. Cimcorp. “The system is also flexible and compact, making it much easier for 3PL providers (like GEODIS) to integrate automation into their existing facilities and operations. We’re excited to work together with Advanced Handling Systems and GEODIS and look forward to a long partnership with both supply chain leaders.”

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