PepsiCo Builds High-Capacity Logistics Automation System with Dematic in Thailand

April 2024

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has partnered with Dematic, an American supplier of materials handling systems, software and services, to integrate automation as a central feature of its expanded production and logistics facility in Rojana, Thailand. PepsiCo’s Rojana facility is a critical regional hub that produces a variety of products. With a growing demand for its products in Thailand, PepsiCo recognized the necessity of building capacity in both production and logistics.

To support PepsiCo’s growth and address space constraints and labor challenges, Dematic worked with PepsiCo to develop an automation solution to address their storage, throughput capacity, and productivity needs in their logistics operations. The solution centers around an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) with a direct link to production and orders fulfillment areas.

The AS/RS stores pallets within five aisles of double-deep, high-bay racking with a total of 16,520 pallet locations. A network of pallet conveyors and Rail-Guided Vehicles (RGVs) receives pallets automatically at the end of the production lines and transports them for storage, then directs them from storage to despatch docks or to automatically replenished pick locations for full-case order picking. The solution includes Dematic Warehouse Control System (WCS) software to manage all the automation, the material flow, and the inventory, as well as to provide real-time tracking and visibility of all transactions.

The Dematic AS/RS provides fully automated, high-density, high-throughput storage for pallets. It provides complete and real-time visibility of overall inventory. With minimum manual handling, product damage and the associated cost and waste are significantly reduced.

(Source: PepsiCo)

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