Case Study: Cold Storage System

The 14M Cubit Ft facility is made up entirely of a complete racking system that provides structural support for the walls and roof of the building. The cold storage system is built to store and distribute frozen foods at the pallet, layer, and case level. The facility has a capacity of 53 thousand pallet positions and an annual volume of 1 billion pounds

LOCATION:
Illinois

SQUARE FOOTAGE:

  • High bay 120’h, 116,424 square feet (14M cubic feet)
  • Low bay 33,880 square feet
  • Rail dock
  • Truck dock

PRODUCTS HANDLED:
Frozen Foods – Pallets, Layers, Cases

THROUGHPUT/CAPACITY: Varies by area

  • 53,000 Pallet positions
  • Annual volume (pounds) 1 billion
  • Turns per year – 14 average
  • Pallet pick – 63% of volume
  • Half pallet pick – 14% of volume
  • Layer pick – 22% of volume
  • Case pick – 1% of volume
  • SKUs: VARIES: 2,000

PEOPLE/SHIFTS:
Operations are 6 days per week and 3 shifts per day

SYSTEM HARDWARE/SOFTWARE:

  • KeyChain WES Software and Control System
  • High bay cranes – qty. 9
  • High bay pallet shuttle system – qty. 3 lifts, qty. 3 aisle carts & 3 row carts
  • Layer picking – Qty. 2 gantry
  • Case picking cranes– Qty. 2
  • Goods to person – Qty. 1
  • High-speed stretch wrappers – qty. 2
  • Pallet support board inserters – qty. 4
  • Print & Apply machines – qty. 4
  • Scanners – qty. 28
  • Pallet conveyor – qty. 329
  • High-speed monorail – qty. 50 carts