TGW is building a highly automated fulfilment centre for stichd in Tilburg, The Netherlands, which is expected to be completed in November 2022. The omni-channel solution, which is high-performing and extremely versatile at the same time, enables the fashion company to cut lead times and to give its customers an even higher level of service.
stichd is a subsidiary of the Puma Group and specialises in the design, production and distribution of high-quality bodywear, legwear, and swimwear. The fashion company also designs, develops and distributes licensed fanwear, collaborating with top racing Formula 1 teams amongst others.
To lay the foundation for the planned growth and to further enhance the efficiency of the processes, stichd relies on a high-performance omni-channel solution from TGW. Nina Nix, CEO of stichd, emphasises, “Implementing the TGW solution is a next step in our journey to making stichd logistics future proof.”
FlashPick® as centrepiece
The centrepiece is a FlashPick® system which allows for serving various sales channels with equal efficiency – e-commerce, wholesale and retail. It comprises a five-aisle shuttle warehouse with 20 levels, six PickCenter One picking workstations as well as two robot-based PickCenter Rovolution. The TGW Warehouse Software takes care of the control for all processes. Four kilometres of KingDrive® conveyor systems ensure energy-efficient transport.
Cartons delivered at goods receipt will be transported to the pallet reserve warehouse that is used for replenishing FlashPick®. Wholesale or retail orders will be commissioned directly into shipping cartons. Customer orders can then be delivered to the VAS (value added service) workstations where additional enclosures might be added if necessary.
Possible extension as early as 2025
The design of the logistics centre at stichd already provides the option for a possible doubling of the shuttle block and the connected picking. If stichd continues to grow as dynamically as predicted, the extension could be planned as early as 2025.