Natura Logística with headquarters in Cajamar is one of the leading companies for cosmetics, perfumes and sanitary products in South America. This distribution centre in Cajamar serves some 600,000 sales partners throughout Brazil.
In order to strengthen its position on the Latin American market and to handle the growing range of products, Natura opted for process optimization in its Cajamar distribution centre. The main demands:
On a floor space of 10,000m2, KNAPP realized a highly-integrated manual picking solution that optimally uses the available space and reacts dynamically to changes in the ABC structure of the products.
The KNAPP solution is tailored to the needs of the customer – the new logistics system offers maximum flexibility in terms of changes in prices and range of products and ensures optimized transit times with an extremely low error rate. The customer already achieved a significant increase in turnover in a very short time. The close cooperation between the project teams of Natura and KNAPP gave rise to one of the most impressive distribution centres for cosmetics worldwide.
Replenishment for flow racks
The stacker cranes automatically store full cases from the high-bay pallet racking system and automatically provide reliable replenishment to the flow racks for slow and medium-moving products products.
Several carton erectors supply cartons to the manual picking areas in various sizes. The software module Volumetrix calculates the optimal carton size for each order. The cartons automatically receive a label with barcode and dispatch information.
Pick-to-Light displays are used in the manual stations, ensuring maximum picking performance with low error rates. The position displays of the Pick-to-Light guide the operator to the relevant storage location and indicate the number of products to be picked. The operator then confirms the action.
E-commerce orders are processed in separate Sort & Pack stations. The orders are grouped together and picked in batches. After order picking, operators pack the individual orders for dispatch in the 3 Sort & Pack stations.
|Total floor space:||10,000m2|
|Number of products:||1,200|