CRON offers customized logistics systems together with partners. CRON is responsible for warehouse management and material flow control. The partners are responsible for the stainless steel, as well as the required electrical engineering, programmable logic controller, etc.
The logistics system, known as celix, supports a wide range of operations such as incoming goods, slaughtering, butchering, production, packaging, pricing, storage, picking and despatch.
At the centre of a logistics system is always a Euro box. It is usually unimportant which type is being used. The most used boxes are still the E2 or the E1, but more and more cardboard boxes are also being used. celix lives from the fact that the containers are clearly marked with a box number.
Barcodes are still common today, but the use of transponders and RFID technology is increasing. celix supports all common reading techniques. Regardless of where in a company boxes are to be placed on an automatic conveyor or recorded, a so-called iPoint is to be installed.
There, all information is recorded and identified. These are, for example, box numbers, article numbers, weight, batch, etc. Each box that has passed such an identification point is known to celix.
Each crate can have a different purpose in operation, such as: hanging goods for cutting, fresh meat to the cutting centre, production meat in the batching, packaged sausage in a warehouse, replenishment from a high-bay warehouse in the picking room, etc.
Within celix, material flow control is responsible for ensuring that all crates arrive at their destination.
An important goal in a logistics system is always the central warehouse. Today, these are designed as high-bay warehouses. Here, celix undertakes the task of cleverly distributing and placing the goods in the high-bay warehouse in accordance with sophisticated storage and retrieval strategies. It is in these chaotic storage strategies, where the longstanding CRON team know-how is implemented. A high-bay warehouse can be used on the one hand as a direct picking warehouse, and on the other hand as a buffer. In the latter case, the buffer usually supplies a downstream order picking shelf with replenishment. There, customer-related goods are “picked”. This happens in different picking areas.
Then the customer-related box is sent towards dispatch. celix can arrange the different boxes from the different picking areas into a customer commission via a sorting station. Alternatively, a sorting rack could also be used here.
Finally, the customer’s boxes are moved to a full-box forklift. There, pallets or pallets with wheels can be loaded automatically. At the same time, the papers for the pallet are usually printed out. The goods are ready for dispatch.