March 16, 2023 – Swisslog, a leading provider of best-in-class warehouse automation and software, has announced that Cardinal Health will install a Swisslog Automation Solution within its new at-Home Solutions distribution center in Grove City, Ohio. The facility is part of the at-Home Solutions business’ multi-year strategy to increase warehouse capacity to accommodate its rapid growth.
The AutoStore solution, empowered by Swisslog, has 31,844 storage bins providing 83,000 cubic feet of storage for 14,154 SKUs. The solution operates on synchronized intelligence from Swisslog’s SynQ software, which provides warehouse management, material flow and automation control system functionality in a single, modular platform that integrates seamlessly with host systems and other warehouse software. The software is engineered to be the heart and brain of automated warehousing and logistics systems, driving peak performance of the AutoStore solution.
This will be the first Cardinal Health distribution center to feature AutoStore, making warehouse employees’ jobs less physically demanding. Because the robots bring products directly to employees for packing and shipping, they help decrease human error and bring more speed to order fulfillment.
AutoStore is the fastest order fulfillment system per square foot in the market. The system is operated by autonomous robots that move on top of an aluminum cubic grid. Within this grid, storage bins are stacked on top of each other. The robots continuously pick up, rearrange and deliver bins directly to connected ports for order picking and replenishment. Designed to handle any kind of small parts, these high-speed robots are redefining manufacturing, warehousing, retail and distribution operations worldwide.