Diamond Phoenix (Lewiston, Maine) received a multi-million dollar contract from a major e-commerce retailer of footwear, apparel and accessories. The company will design and integrate an order fulfillment system that includes 120 carousels. Each carousel will have 100 bins, measuring 3-ft. x 3 ft. by 7 ft., for a total of 756,000 cubic feet of storage.
Diamond Phoenix reports that the retailer's main goal was to control fulfillment costs in a direct-to-consumer environment handling tens of thousands of orders per day. The new system will reduce the cost per unit shipped significantly and allow the retailer to react to dramatically increasing volumes without increasing fulfillment costs. The system will be operational in the first half of 2006.
"We believe the innovations developed for this application set the stage for implementing carousel technology easily and cost effectively in a variety of new industries, including apparel and footwear. The cost per cubic foot of storage has been reduced by up to 40%, allowing productivity increases to significantly improve ROI for our clients," said Tom Coyne, Diamond Phoenix CEO.
Source: Diamond Phoenix