水野産業株式会社


Mizuno Sangyo Co., Ltd.

Reduction of workload at the distribution center and improvement of productivity
- "Corresponds to changing transportation lines" and "Towing of long carts" are selected points -

1. 
Company Introduction

Since its establishment in 1953, Mizuno Sangyo Co., Ltd. has increased its lineup of products to meet the diversifying needs and has now reached the stage as a trading company.

主な事業内容は容器や包材を中心にお客様がご要望される商品を提案、供給させて頂いております。

お客様が今何を求めているのか、そのニーズを的確に捉え、新しい商品、サービス、ニュービジネスモデルを生み出すことにより、そのお手伝いをしていきます。そして、これからも変わりゆく時代に柔軟に対応しながら環境問題などの諸問題解決に取り組みつつ、新しい可能性を求めて積極的な商品提案をしていきます。

2.
Business problem before CarriRo introduction

キャリロを導入した関東物流センターは水野産業の中でも最大規模の物流センターです。

その中でも加工課は社員15名、パート190名で日々バラピッキングを行っており、納品件数は月間55,000件、取り扱うアイテム数も1万アイテム以上になります。

We handle various types of goods such as kitchen fixtures such as detergents and cleaning tools from take-out packaging materials, and we do picking (total picking → picking by store), inspection, packing, shipping (transporting) work. Among them, there was a rise in personnel expenses and shortage of human resources, and to reduce the burden and increase productivity was a challenge.

3.
Reason for introducing CarriRo

We aimed to reduce the workload of workers from the problems of labor costs surge and personnel shortage, to improve the working environment and improve productivity.

Especially the long cart (width 60 cm, length 180 cm) used in the processing section can carry a lot of luggage at a time, the total weight at the time of loading also became considerable, so handling was difficult. We thought that it would be possible to reduce the workload of workers if we use CarriRo, hence introduced.

Initially we considered the introduction of AGV and rented a demonstration machine and conducted a test for a few days, but it was concluded that it is difficult to introduce due to restrictions such as crossing of flow lines with forklift and work layout.

キャリロ導入に当たって重視した点は、作業負荷軽減は勿論ですが、随時変わる搬送動線にも対応できるという点と一度に荷物を運ぶことが可能になるという点です。

一回のピッキングで複数の作業場を移動するため、搬送する動線はその都度変わります。AGVのように床にテープを設置するタイプの搬送機ではそういった搬送動線の変更には対応が出来ませんが、キャリロは人に追従していくため複雑な搬送動線への対応も可能でした。

Also, because there are luggage of various shapes, there are large items not on the cart inside. It will be possible to carry items that you could not carry at once by stacking it on the CarriRo body may be all at a time.

4.
Effect after introducing CarriRo

2017年10月にキャリロを導入して約半年が経過しました。

導入前は商品をロングカートに載せ、手で押しての搬送でしたが、キャリロにロングカートを連結しカルガモモードで作業者に追従させること(けん引)により、ロングカートをけん引していた作業者の負担が無くなり大幅な負担軽減の効果が得られました。

Also, during transportation, since long carts are being pushed and transported manually, it was difficult for the front view hence difficulty for them to follow up, now it has become possible to secure front view , hence a significant improved effect was obtained.

In terms of improving productivity, products that do not appear on long carts were placed on a pallet and transported from the back with a forklift, but when items were put on the CarriRo body it became possible to carry large items not on long cart at the same time.This helped to improve productivity by transporting with a fork and picking up more than once by a worker.

5. 
Next Deployment

Currently, CarriRo is limited to use in certain areas. (It is due to the difficulty to return to the predetermined position after the towing.) In response to this result, we are planning to develop the operation by the CarriRo in other areas as well.
In addition, if autonomous project which is currently under development is completed and it shall be introduced, it becomes possible to change from the towing of workers to the operation by towing by autonomous driving, and it is possible to drastically reduce labor. Based on that fact in the future, we are also planning the development of CarriRo while also considering a significant layout change of the workplace.

6. 
Overview of the layout of the premises

From the center starting point Red Course, Blue Course in 2 courses in use.

Price

5 year lease
Following model:月額34,000円 / 1台
"Autonomous Moving" mode model:Monthly 52,000 yen / 1 unit

Contact by phone

tel 03-5802-6901          fax 03-5802-6908

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