Leader Computers, an IT and PC distributor transforms its operations to integrate Dematic’s AutoStore technology within its Sydney warehouse which will save inventory hours and allow more time to ship stock to resellers.
Dematic’s AutoStore automated storage, goods-to-person (GTP) picking and fulfillment system was brought in to maximize Leader Computers’ warehouse space and reduce manual labor work.
With the pandemic increasing demand for IT infrastructure, online classes and work-from-home setup resellers are placing more orders and increasing pressure on Leaders’ warehouse operations prompting of the company to upgrade its warehouse with automation and better space utilization.
Dematic consulting manager David Lamb says the requirements for this automation project are: one, save labor; two, save warehouse space; and three, for Leader Computers to walk the talk on how to use technology to improve business,.
“The Dematic solution consists of an AutoStore system with nine robots, three human-things ports, and 6,662 bins,”
“Palletised products are manually delivered to an AutoStore dock, where an operator receives and loads them into totes delivered by robots.” said Lamb
According to the reception tasks of the Lamb have been completed, the robots collect the totes for delivery to the storage grid of high density.
“As orders are received, the robots will then pick up totes and deliver them sequentially to the operators of the two carousel ports.” he said.
Lidcombe, Sydney, serves as the Leader Computers warehouse, where approximately 8,500 product SKUs are stored from gigantic server racks and monitors to smaller items such as thumb drives and CPUs.
The leader’s managing director Theo Kristoris says that the leader’s goal is to help resellers grow and become more profitable.
“This solution allows us to deliver quickly and on-time to thousands of MSPs and IT resellers in Australia and we are proud to be at the cutting edge of technology and to bring this automation to our resellers.” Kristoris said
AutoStore business development manager Jason Wu. says it is an honor to partner with Dematic on a pioneering project for Leader Computers,
“We are pleased to see more supply chain businesses adopting advanced technologies to further improve productivity and efficiency.”
“Over the years, we have built a relationship built on trust and innovation and this project proves it,” said Wu.
According to Leader Computers the implementation was completed within an eight-week period despite the disruptions of COVID-19, and Dematic continues to work with the distributor on 24-hour on-call support and scheduled maintenance.