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Case Studies

adidas

adidas

With retailers demanding faster inventory replenishment turns, adidas set out to ensure that its 258-acre campus in Spartanburg, SC could meet this demand. Intelligrated designed and installed automated conveyor and sortation systems in the campus's two unique DCs on-time and on-budget.

“One of the key things that Intelligrated brought to the table for us was remaining a constant, accountable presence.” — Bob Henriques, facility manager

Andlauer Transportation Services Inc.

Andlauer Transportation Services Inc.

Material handling automation enables 300 percent growth in daily volume with 30 percent fewer personnel.

“Without Intelligrated, we could not be in Montreal today doing the current volume of business.”   —Michel Lunardi, vice president, eastern operations and sales

Avon

Avon

The Preventive Maintenance Program designed by Intelligrated's Customer Service & Support Group reduced unscheduled downtime by 68 percent at Avon's Atlanta, Ga. distribution center.

“We are very pleased with our partnership with Intelligrated and are delighted with the results.”   —Jim Waldron, engineering manager

Boulevard Brewing Co.

Boulevard Brewing Co.

Automated end-of-line process with an Alvey palletizer delivers 100 percent efficiency gains for this Kansas City, Missouri brewer.

“The benefits we’ve received from the new Alvey palletizer have been remarkable.” —Mike Utz, plant engineer

Canadian Tire

Canadian Tire

Intelligrated and Canadian Tire, Canada’s most well-known retailer, develop an automated sortation and order fulfillment system in the largest DC in Canada to date, at 1.5 million square feet.

“One of the most impressive aspects of this very high-speed automated system is that it is extremely quiet.” —Dan Chan, vice president of supply chain major projects

Chico's

Chico's

When manual handling processes could no longer keep up with e-commerce demand, Chico’s turned to Intelligrated to redesign and automate its order fulfillment operation with minimal downtime at minimum cost. See how Intelligrated's system increased productivity and reduced labor costs.

Whenever we got to a point where we were challenged about how to make a process work, we would turn to the onsite Intelligrated team. We knew that their solutions would come not just from cutting edge technology, but also field experience.” —Brad Taylor, director of engineering and facilities

Christopher & Banks

Christopher & Banks

Semi-automated fulfillment process for apparel retailer yields ROI in 10 months and increases packing productivity by 200 percent.

"This was a tremendous project that reduced expenses, improved safety, productivity, quality and service levels to our customers.” —Mike Tripp, vice president of supply chain and logistics

Cristalia Premium Water

Cristalia Premium Water

The Carribean's leading bottled water company receives six-month ROI with entry-level GS palletizer from Intelligrated.

“With the new Alvey palletizing system we reduced labor costs by 25 percent and increased our total volume by 20 percent.” —Tom Terrell, director of manufacturing operations

Dick's Sporting Goods

Dick's Sporting Goods

When expanding their Plainfield, Indiana facility from 360,000 to 725,000 square feet, Dick's Sporting Goods turned to Intelligrated to develop an implementation plan with major tie-ins performed at strategic times.

Distribution Solutions, Inc.

Distribution Solutions, Inc.

Third-party logistics provider turns to W&H Systems and Intelligrated to boost material handling speed and efficiency for one of the nation's largest department stores. 

Fred's - Software Upgrade

Fred's - Software Upgrade

A regional retail chain upgrades its order fulfillment software to increase productivity and efficiency in its distribution center.

"Once they finished installing the new system all we had to do was plug it in and turn it on.” —Corey Punches, director of distribution systems

Fred's - Sorter Rebuild

Fred's - Sorter Rebuild

When the aging sortation system threatened to slow down its Memphis DC— the heart and soul of its supply chain— Fred's turned to Intelligrated to complete a total rebuild of the sorter with minimal downtime.

“We’ve never had any issue, in the 13 years I’ve been here, that Intelligrated hasn’t been able to resolve.” —Reggie Jacobs, executive vice president of distribution, transportation and corporate service

Hickory Hardware

Hickory Hardware

Creating a centralized distribution center allows hardware provider to consolidate five separate companies into one.

“Intelligrated’s Real Time Solutions pick-to-light and voice, combined with their 24-volt pickand- pass zones, minimize the training required and produce high efficiency and accuracy.” —John Westendorf, president

JTM Products, Inc.

JTM Products, Inc.

Robotic palletizing solution from Intelligrated adds staffing and production flexibility, avoids worker injuries, and yields floor-space savings.

“Intelligrated goes the whole nine yards. They bring the engineering, the staffing, the integration, the whole package from start to finish." —Larry Wilson, director of operations

Kelly-Moore Paint Company

Kelly-Moore Paint Company

Alvey Robotic Palletizers help the 5th largest paint company in the US yield big dividends with a 76% return on investment in the first year.

"What was the most outdated of our buildings has quickly become our state-of-the-art gem. This is the building that we showcase to our clients." —Keith Hussinger, plant manager

Kirkland's

Kirkland's

This specialty retailer increased their outbound throughput capacity without increasing labor cost with a redesign of their facility. Cycle turnaround times from receipt to shipment were also reduced by 75%.

Lorillard Tobacco Company

Lorillard Tobacco Company

Robotic palletizing system enables track and trace to help America’s oldest tobacco company ensure consistent product quality.

“We now have better tracking of our product, we know when it was produced, where it was produced and its location in the plant. I would recommend Intelligrated for future automation projects. It’s been a very long project and we’ve had an excellent working relationship with them.” – Randy Marshall, senior staff engineer, Lorillard

McGraw-Hill

McGraw-Hill

Intelligrated's fresh ideas and state-of-the-art equipment started up the system at McGraw-Hill's 500,000 sq. ft. facility in Groveport, Ohio three weeks ahead of schedule.

"The professional design and implementation skills demonstrated by Intelligrated were critical to the overall success of the project." —Dave Wolfe, senior vice president, TransTech Consulting, Inc.

McKesson

McKesson

When you're shipping critical medicines and important pharmaceuticals, you need speed and accuracy. McKesson was able to have both with the design of their new Lakeland facility.

"Intelligrated worked with us to help design a solution that will serve McKesson well into the future.” —Craig Stewart, president, FCP Integrated Systems

Molson Coors Canada

Molson Coors Canada

Canada’s largest beer plant transforms its end-of-line packaging capabilities with a high-tech palletizing systems upgrade (courtesy of Canadian Packaging).

Paramount Citrus

Paramount Citrus

America’s largest mandarin grower turns to Intelligrated for an automated end-of-line solution with the speed and flexibility to handle increased production at the world’s largest citrus packinghouse.

“Working with Intelligrated proved to be a great experience that yielded a productive relationship and produced the business results we needed.” —Pete McKenzie, director of design and start up

RadioShack

RadioShack

To meet the demands of stores and consumers, RadioShack turned to Intelligrated to develop a new pick-to-light and conveyor system. See how Intelligrated's system increased SKU density and reduced footprint with zero down time.

“Intelligrated has helped us take the next steps in creating the right solutions for our distribution needs.” —John Ripperton, senior vice president of supply chain management

Random House, Inc.

Random House, Inc.

Intelligrated’s IntelliSort TT tilt-tray system improved order turnaround time by 50 percent for the leading trade book publisher.

“Intelligrated’s customer service has been exceptional. They understand the impact on our overall operation so issues are resolved in a timely manner.” —Vince Annoreno, vice president of distribution

Sleeman Breweries

Sleeman Breweries

With its old palletizer unable to keep up with can line production, Sleeman Breweries turned to Intelligrated for an Alvey 910 palletizer to help achieve higher production line speeds, handle increased SKUs and avoid bottlenecks. (Courtesy of Canadian Packaging.)

The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company

Automated system integrates robotic and conventional palletizing to handle Hershey’s wide range of products.

“The fact that we have yet to call Intelligrated to make adjustments to the system is a testament to just how well the training worked.” —Dennis Empson, project manager

Wyoming Liquor Division

Wyoming Liquor Division

Voice-directed fulfillment solution from Intelligrated’s software subsidiary, Knighted, enables 15 percent productivity increase with 99.9 percent order accuracy for the Wyoming Liquor Division.

“Our main goal was to implement a system that would allow us to get the product out the door fast and accurately. We needed a technology that would help us, and Knighted Datria Voice was a perfect fit.” —Scott Workman, operations manager

Zappos.com

Zappos.com

New Automated Order Fulfillment Center helps Internet shoe and apparel retailer offer customers fast shipping and a superior online shopping experience.

“The Intelligrated equipment sailed through the confidence trials. We’re running our system 24 hours a day, and we didn’t even come close to the downtime that we allowed for.” —Craig Adkins, vice president of fulfillment operations