Norpak Handling Ltd. is Canada’s premier team of experts in conveyor-related material-handling system application. This equipment has become even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic, as e-commerce and other order-fulfillment scenarios have increased in demand. While large businesses have comfortably accommodated the new production capacity, conveyors can also help small and medium-sized companies stay relevant. Here is Norpak’s expert take on the role of conveyors in e-commerce order fulfillment.
Merging, sortation, and more
While conveyors are often used to transport items from one place to another in plants and warehouses, they are also used for merging, sortation, accumulation, and other applications. This versatility is a boon to order fulfillment, in terms of operational speed and efficiency.
The basic procedure is similar for most e-commerce operations: goods to be shipped are moved to a takeaway line where trucks and other shipping vehicles receive them. Conveyors can handle hundreds, even thousands, of items at once for fast transporting, which helps businesses reach order-fulfillment goals quickly. Accuracy is another key advantage – as sorters can transport products to the correct takeaway lines. Shoe sorters and belted pivot wheel sorters can be easily integrated into conveyor systems.
The following conveyor models are recommended by Norpak for e-commerce order fulfillment:
To learn more, contact Norpak.