Pierre Robert Group designs, develops markets and sells hosiery, underwear and socks under the brand names La Mote and Pierre Robert. The company supplies Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish convenience stores and supermarkets and is part of the Orkla group.
Pierre Robert has concluded a contract with Consafe Logistics for the implementation of Astro WMS with voice control at their warehouses in Halden, Norway.
"The business is growing and we need to increase our existing system support to ensure we manage the high demand during the peak season and other hectic periods. We chose Astro WMS with voice control in order to increase our capacity and effectiveness along with improving the working environment for our personnel." said Markus Engelbrekts, Business Development Director for Pierre Robert Group.
Consafe Logistics is implementing Astro WMS with voice control during operations in Pierre Robert´s existing premises. The company is taking full advantage of a smart system to more effectively manage changes in operation during operation, which Consafe Logistics has had great success with previously. Pierre Robert have even put into place a new warehouse layout by extending the warehouse and installing a new system which includes packing stations as well as an area for handling empty cartons.
"We were looking for both cutting edge and broad competence when we searched for a supplier in the Scandinavian market who could respond to our needs. In Consafe Logistics we have the complete supplier with long experience within our sector, and a WMS which can fully support our growth." said Markus Engelbrekts
Astro WMS is the obvious choice for manual and automated warehouse and distribution centres with a high flow of orders, or complex logistic- and warehouse management processes. Voice Recognition is a technology that is suitable for many warehouse functions and applications. Voice controlled systems allow personnel to move freely around the warehouse without the need for heavy equipment. The system steers the picker concerning the direction he or she should take, what should be picked and what quantity. The system maintains full control of the tasks undertaken while the picker communicates verbally with the system and confirms completion of the tasks during the day.
"We are very glad that Pierre Robert chose us and Astro WMS with voice control. It is the fifth company in the Orkla group that has chosen system support from us with their warehouse management. We are looking forwards to sharing all our experience and knowledge regarding WMS and voice control to ensure that Pierre Robert gets the greatest possible advantage from their investment." said Stefan Oldenburg, VP Warehouse & Distribution, Consafe Logistics.
The delivery will take place before summer 2012.