By making a plurality of calibrators follow, it leads to an increase in the conveyance amount than the previous trolley, We expect to shorten total conveying distance and increase productivity.
Mr. Imai Corporate Planning Department
Our company was founded in 1987. The main business is using the nationwide network from Hokkaido to Kyushu to provide stable supplies of goods to convenience stores. We operate a nationwide trunk line logistics that corresponds to multiple temperature zones and a joint distribution logistics center in the region to provide our customers with high quality integrated logistics service and safety and security from raw materials and products from producers to consumers.
02 Business Issues
Although our company operates logistics centers throughout the country, securing and establishing human resources at many distribution centers is an issue.
There are also many heavy items in the goods handled at the distribution center, especially for women and elderly people.
In a large-scale distribution center, there is a situation in which the distance to carry heavy objects is long and the worker has to walk around the warehouse while pushing the truck carrying the heavy load and walk around.
For that reason, it is not just a distribution center that does not settle even when people come in and access is also good in terms of location, so it is an issue that people will not gather even if we recruit talented people.
Therefore, it is an urgent task to reduce work burden on workers and to improve work environment so that personnel can be established by improving per capita productivity so that logistics center can be operated.
03 Reason why CarriRo® was chosen
We introduced CarriRo to test and understand if it can improve the working condition at our distribution center.
In particular, it is important to reduce the workload of workers and create a friendly environment for human resources and raise per capita productivity.
CarriRo leads to the reduction of work burden on workers and labor saving and it is a point that felt the greatest appeal. In addition, we decided to introduce CarriRo in the examination of AGV etc.
As a deciding factor of introduction, it not only help ni the reduction of work burden, but can cope with changing conveying wires every time.
Our center carries multiple items in a trip, and we cannot cope with change of the conveyance conducting wires, but since the CarriRo follows people, it can also cope with complicated conveyance conducting wires.
Ease of operation is another deciding factor. The operation was so simple and helped the workers at site to operate smoothly in no time. 。
04 External view of layout How to use CarriRo®
It is in the process of verifying the use of Karugamo mode in transporting goods. If we can realize towing and transporting of the trolley, it will contribute to the reduction of burden on workers and prevention of falling of goods.
【Outline view of our chilled center】
05 Effect after Introduction
We introduced five CarriRo in August 2016. We collaborated with site managers and continue to verify effectiveness while comparing with the dolly currently in use. As a result of the verification so far, it was found that by using CarriRo's Following mode, the effect can be expected by pulling the dolly and use it for transportation. While examining the balance with the actual operation of the center, we would like to advance the examination.
The expected effect is that by using the CarriRo in the Karugamo mode, the worker does not have to walk by pushing the dolly, so that it can be transported freehand.
By doing so, you can achieve the original objective of reducing workload.
In terms of productivity by making multiple CarriRo follow, it reduces the number of times to transport goods which shortens the total transport distance and increases productivity.
06 CarriRo Future development
While considering the workers opinion in the warehouse at the distribution center, demonstrations are conducted and opinions are exchanged on how to use them.
Particularly we are considering using CarriRo's Karugamo mode to carry other trucks.Regarding the towing function,
considering the opinions from other distribution centers,
we are moving forward with plans to expand the operation of CarriRo that specializes in towing function.
In addition, there is a possibility that it can be used for other tasks, so we are going to try it with the workers at the site.