To optimize inventory levels and reduce operational costs
Global warehouse automation specialist Swisslog has announced the successful installation and implementation of a new fully-automated and retrieval solution for Mai Dubai, a leading Dubai-based bottled drinking water company.
The move is part of Mai Dubai's ongoing expansion initiative and involves the implementation of a fully automated and data driven intralogistics system that is in line with industrial revolution 4.0.
As part of an order valued over $24 million, Swisslog planned and implemented a fully automated system based on intelligent software in the context of big data.
The major expansion project included planning and implementing a six-aisle automated high-bay warehouse for raw material and packaging materials as well as - only a few hundred meters away- a high-bay warehouse with 17,560 pallet locations for finished goods with 10 aisles.
Alain Kaddoum - General Manager, Swisslog Middle East said: “Warehouse and factory managers constantly need to synchronize their material flow between production and warehouse to optimize the inventory level and reduce the operational costs.
"The introduction of new automation deployments driven by strong warehouse management software (WMS) can maximize return on investment and minimize risks to supply chain operations.
"Combining Swisslog’s SynQ WMS solution, Mai Dubai were able to modernize their warehousing, distribution and fulfilment operations by optimizing the performance of front-line workers, speed up production and maximize the storage capacity.”
Alexander van‘t Riet, CEO of Mai Dubai LLC said: "We are very excited about the potential benefits to be gained from the installation of this new fully automated storage and transport system from Swisslog.
"Working closely with Swisslog was part of our expansion strategy. In fact, the implementation of an automated and digitalized logistics solutions is part of and contributes to our customer-focused approach.
"This initiative has helped us not only to improve our production control but also allowed for greater storage density and increased efficiency."