The efficient picking system in the LDC logistics centre

01 Jun 2017

LDC, a French agri-foods company specialising in poultry products, will reorganise the distribution of its logistics centre to speed up order prep as much as possible.

The logistics centre will be sectored in four different zones, where classified merchandise will be stored according to its demand and turnover. A number of racks and operators assigned in each area will allow the optimisation of the worker’s movements and, ultimately, make order prep highly profitable. In all, a storage capacity of 3,948 pallets with a maximum weight of 750 kg each will be obtained.

In two zones, rack blocks will be installed with push-back channels in the upper levels for reserve pallets and picking will be done on lower levels. In the other two, racks with live channels will be supplied in the higher levels, where the reserve goods will be deposited, and picking will be done directly from the floor.

For this system to function correctly, replenishment and product storage will be carried out in one aisle and in another picking, thus avoiding interference.

A conveyor circuit will connect the four areas of the picking warehouse and will be tasked with moving the orders, once finished, to the dispatch area.

LDC is a company founded in France in 1968 that is dedicated to the raising of chickens and the sale of poultry cuts, as well as the preparation of ready-to-cook dishes.