Toyota Taps Swisslog for Goods-to-Person Automation
June 28, 2021
Toyota Motor North America will install a goods-to-person automation system that features Swisslog’s CarryPick storage and order picking system in its Hebron, Kentucky, facility to increase flexibility and efficiency, and enable continued growth to keep up with demand in the automotive spare parts market.
Designed by Swisslog’s automation experts, the goods to person automation system will automate Toyota’s spare parts fulfillment process. Toyota needed a future-proof automation solution that would speed up its entire operation and provide flexibility for continued growth, while also utilizing the current facility with its restrictions on ceiling height and space. The flexibility and modularity of the CarryPick solution will allow the company to meet its needs without any constructional changes to the building.
Made up of just four
components – robots, mobile racks, SynQ warehouse management
software and pick stations – CarryPick perfectly fits into
existing buildings and can be extended or even relocated on
short notice. The robotic goods-to-person solution’s
standard mobile racks can be customized for different sized
and shaped items. This is especially suitable for businesses
that have large variations in product size or need the
flexibility to accommodate frequent changes in product sizes
or volumes. Swisslog’s SynQ management software will
orchestrate the order and inventory process while optimizing
the automated flow of the equipment to secure highest
efficiency and accuracy of the operation. The system is
expected to be operational in March 2022.