Tailored solutions for precision processing of single items
Historically, single item orders have had to be processed by hand, a time consuming and costly operation that is prone to errors.
At Axiom, we have designed and engineered a fully automated system to handle single item orders. This packing solution combines technically advanced machinery with sophisticated software.
Product can be scanned in, married up with paperwork and marketing collateral before being bagged, labelled and sorted – all automatically.
Tailored to your system’s unique requirements, an automated packing solution dramatically improves your small order productivity.
Free Pick and Pack Assessment
To find out more about the difference Axiom’s automated packing system could make to your order processing operation, simply complete the ‘Free Pick and Pack Assessment’ form.
Once we have your specific requirements, we can put together a bespoke proposal that will dramatically increase both the productivity and efficiency of your order processing.
Axiom’s packing systems in operation
Axiom’s automated processing, bagging and sortation line for mobile phones and tablets at Unipart Technology Logistics (UTL) has resulted in a tenfold increase in throughput of these products.
The strategy, driven by both UTL and Vodafone, was to design an automated line that would improve service levels, reduce costs, and shrink the footprint of the picking and packing process whilst accurately processing one thousand orders an hour.
The result is an innovative twin level automated line which converges product with correct documentation, individually polywraps the package according to size and then sorts according to delivery type.
“The contract was awarded to Axiom as they demonstrated a superior knowledge and expertise of automated systems. They’re a forward-thinking company and of the people we spoke to they were right out in front in terms of new technology.”
James Hodgetts, Programme Manager working on behalf of Unipart Technology Logistics
- Tenfold increase in capacity
- Robust, reliable and simple to run
- Reduced footprint in warehouse
- Automated around 80% of single item orders
Kuehne + Nagel
Axiom has designed and installed two automated solutions into Kuehne + Nagel’s facility for the company’s BT contract with the mobile network operator, EE.
The B2C packing line ‘Jack’ and the B2B weigh-on-the-way tote system ‘Vera’ have enabled Kuehne + Nagel to increase the productivity of both operations.
“Manually packing on the B2C line we were achieving 65 units per person per hour, with the Axiom automated solution we can push through 1200 units hourly with just four people, it’s made a big difference.
“We have become reliant on both of our automated systems because they have made such an improvement to our productivity.”
Nigel Henman, Operations Manager, Kuehne + Nagel
- Twin level conveyor system with document printers and SIM feeders
- Product and documentation converge at beak section
- Automatic inline packing of 1200 orders per hour
- Completed orders check weighed and spaced for bagging machine
Axiom’s automated packing line solution for JD Williams has enabled the company to increase its throughput of single item orders by 20 percent over its original manual packing operation.
The fully automated system marries up specific marketing literature with the relevant order, prints advice notes on demand and bags, labels and drops each order into the correct dispatch cage.
“The new packaging line has given us a significant improvement in throughput capacity of our single item orders. With the old manual system, we struggled to maintain 200 items per person per hour. We now consistently achieve a throughput of 1200 items per hour.”
John Wilson, Head of Operations, JD Williams
- Accurate throughput of 1200 items per hour consistently achieved
- Marketing literature and advice note automatically enclosed
- Fully automated system
- 20% reduction in costs