Vendor News: Diamond Phoenix Lands Contract With Bendon Ltd.

Diamond Phoenix (Lewiston, Me.) today announced the award of a contract by Bendon Ltd., an international intimate apparel company. Bendon selected Diamond Phoenix to design and integrate a material handling system for its distribution center in Auckland, New Zealand. The facility is expected to be operational in June 2006.

Part of an effort to manage the company’s growth and improve efficiency, the automated store order fulfillment system will combine pick-to-light, horizontal carousels, RF picking and package conveyor and sortation. Orders will be picked in parallel and will be conveyed and sorted to 23 order consolidation lanes. Each order consolidation lane will be assigned multiple orders. The DiamondWare Warehouse Execution System WESTM 3.0 will manage order releases and picking across all technologies, balancing order flow and timing so that order sequence and shipping requirements are maintained.

“The Bendon team and Diamond Phoenix worked very closely to develop the ideas and solutions that will be implemented. The new system will provide an excellent combination of technologies and business management tools, which will give Bendon the visibility and productivity required to achieve their business goals,” said Brian Rix, systems sales manager at Diamond Phoenix.

Diamond Phoenix is a full service material handling provider, offering design and integration, software, and other innovative technologies.

Source: Diamond Phoenix.

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