Case Study Overview
Customer: Outl1.se /Arc E-commerce
Products/services used: Pallet Shuttle system
The creator of the Outl1.se web shop, Joacim Boivie, has been selling imported goods for some years. He has a highly developed sense of what people are looking for right now. Outl1.se deals with seasonal products so in one summer you can buy garden trampolines and bicycles; in winter they offer heat pumps and snow ploughs.
The ever changing stock profile meant that their storage solution needed to cater for a large volume of goods with easy access, whilst retaining seasonal products in a safe environment.
The biggest issue for the company was to manage the balance between stocking too little and too much of each item. Most items sold on outl1.se are imported from China. Due to the length of time required between an initial idea and the eventual launch on the web, the founder’s skills at identifying the right products are critical.
As a web shop, the internet is central to Outl1.se. The company is adept at finding suppliers for all its products this way, so when they needed to find a supplier for their storage challenges, they naturally turned to the net and discovered Constructor Sweden.
One of the challenges that Constructor had to consider was the dimensions of the warehouse, as there were large columns running across the building. In addition, the stock profile contained mixed goods with different pallet sizes, with varying demands, plus a need for bulk storage.
The ideal solution to satisfy all the elements was a Pallet Shuttle system. This offered 4 sections, on 3 levels and provided 540 pallet locations, all fully accessible by the Shuttle. Using the Shuttle gave them a dense storage structure with the added benefit of the automatic platform for retrieving and locating pallets, to improve the speed of their operation.
Having spent time learning how their business operated, Constructor Sweden provided a dynamic solution to Outl1.se. It consists of:
- Four sections with 15 pallets in depth
- Rack height: 4000mm
- Load capacity: 500kg/pallet
- Number of pallet places: 540
- Long side handling of EUR-pallet 800 x 1200mm
- 1 shuttle for max. Pallet weight 1500kg
"The biggest advantage we have achieved with the Shuttle system is space utilization. Another is that we only need 1 truck for handling. The shuttle picks up and brings pallets to and from picking opening." - Joacim Boivie, Outl1.se. Arc E-Commerce.
Outl1.se operated by Arc E-Commerce AB. It offers high quality sports, leisure, exercise and fitness products at competitive prices by purchasing goods directly from the factory without intermediaries. They sell online with low margins without expensive shop premises. www.Outl1.se