The kitchen and furniture branch bears a strong resemblance to the automotive industry. Producers and distributors must keep a close eye on the trends, and like cars, kitchens are mostly produced “Make to Order”, therefore you demand maximum control. Being a manufacturer of kitchens or furniture you aim for a regulated flow of goods, consolidating a customer order at the end of the line right before shipping. Cost control is of high importance within the intralogistics in your industry.
Your manufactured products are voluminous and heavy, so transport and storage systems must be suitable for larger sizes. During internal transport, the products must remain damage-free and end-of-line completeness of the customers’ order is key. VanRiet is committed to increase the competitive advantage of all Kitchen & Furniture manufacturers around the world through the design, supply, delivery and maintenance of the best automated intralogistics solutions in the industry.
As a manufacturer of kitchens or furniture, you aim for a regulated flow of goods, and consolidating a customer order at the end of the line right before shipping is key. Your products are voluminous and heavy, thus transport and sorting solutions must be able to handle larger sizes while your products remain free of damage. In the process of kitchen & furniture handling, multiple phases can be distinguished.
Kitchen & furniture is often made to order or produced in batches. Besides the in-house produced products, you most likely have a stream of incoming goods as wire-mesh containers, dishwashers and other kitchen appliances. The process of sorting all items towards the right shipping gate begins at the infeed into the sorting solution.
In order to keep track of your products and consolidate the customers’ order at the end of the line, we always apply “tracking technology” throughout process. This results in real-life information on the exact location of all products while directing them to the consolidation area. VanRiet delivers identification, weighing and volume-scanning equipment integrated in every intralogistic solution.
The most complex and dynamic phase in the process is the actual sortation towards the right shipping gate. Sorting kitchen & furniture is one thing, doing it with high efficiency and without causing any damage to the product is another. Since the early beginning, VanRiet has worked on efficient sortation of difficult product and our linear sorting solutions have proven to be leading in the industry.
At the shipping gate all focus goes out to the consolidation of the order. Products from multiple production lines and kitchen appliances will arrive at the exact same shipping gate that functions as the last resort before the order enters the truck and is shipped to the customer.
Every year, too many accidents take place on the work floor. Besides the personal dramas, you can be confronted with replacement costs, damage to goods and decreased motivation of personnel. Accidents can be prevented by, among others, good internal procedures and regulations, an orderly lay-out of the work floor, proper signposting, the use of warning signs and other visual aids and timely maintenance. Investments in safety are always worthwhile.
Service is often presented as a friendly bonus or even as an option. VanRiet sees service as an integral part of an intra-logistic solution and a crucial activity that ensures that your business processes are not disrupted. Maximum availability is our aspiration. Support & maintenance are crucial to ensure that business processes are not disrupted. You can consult or use our Lifecycle Performance Services department to guarantee maximum uptime and continuous improvement.
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