Case Picking Made Easy
Vertique offers productivity solutions
With complicated orders
and energy efficiency top of mind for beverage companies and distributors,
Vertique, Arden, N.C., provides automated case picking solutions. Vertique
can ease difficult picking for companies with large numbers of SKUs and
loads products seamlessly onto trucks, explains Jeff Stingel, vice
president of sales.
“Vertique offers scalable solutions that help
case picking by order and reduces the number of
warehouse personnel required for fulfilling orders,” Stingel says.
Once an order is picked, Vertique solutions load
trucks by stop rather than by aggregate total, which reduces labor both in
the warehouse and by the driver. When trucks are loaded in other systems,
the driver may have to re-pick the load and deliver to more than one bay.
Vertique currently is installing its 12th system
and has helped its customers ramp up productivity from packing 2 million
cases to more than 18 million. Vertique offers numerous semi-automated and
automated systems as well as VPS picking and loading software. The two can
be integrated to create a custom case picking and conveying solution that
is tailored to the facility’s needs.
Vertique’s custom systems utilize vertical
storage space to take advantage of a warehouse’s area. Orders are
then picked from the storage space similar to the way a vending machine
works, the company says. In addition, Vertique’s system can
simultaneously replenish, store and pick orders, and then arrange them in
custom product palletizing for order-specific loads. It also features
automated de-palletizing, route picking and
shipping with Advanced Ship Notice.
The process begins with an in-depth analysis to review
and recommend the level of automation needed for each customer’s
volume, speed and space requirements. Vertique then installs the system
onsite, helps train employees, and follows through with a customized
service package, preventative maintenance inspections and routine onsite
— Vertique Inc., 115 Vista Blvd.,
Arden, N.C. 28701; 828/654-7500; vertique.com.