The Satellite Review Magazine 2021 Issue 7 - Page 5
Ken’sFoodsSelectsWestfaliato automate New Warehouse
W estfalia Technologies , Inc ., a leading provider of logistics solutions for manufacturers and distributors , announces its automation technology will be installed in the new Ken ’ s Foods , Inc . warehouse located in McDonough , GA .
Westfalia ’ s Automated Storage / Retrieval System ( AS / RS ) and Savanna . NET ® Warehouse Execution System ( WES ) will fully automate the food manufacturing company ’ s 343K sq . ft . facility . This will be Ken ’ s Foods ’ second location that incorporates Westfalia ’ s warehouse automation solutions .
Ken ’ s Foods produces salad dressings , sauces , and marinades for a global network of customers . Westfalia ’ s technology will provide a reliable , temperature-controlled warehousing environment with a customized solution addressing all material handling , automatic layer picking and integrated case picking requirements , while delivering almost zero touches from receiving to shipping . The Savanna . NET ® WES will streamline operations and provide seamless software integration between Ken ’ s Foods ’ ERP system as well as all storage , order selection , and material flow automation .
“ Ken ’ s Foods Inc . has benefited greatly from the automation that Westfalia provided in our Massachusetts facility ,” said Jim Bourne , Director of Transportation and Offsite Distribution at Ken ’ s Foods . “ The system has allowed us to expand our operation in a smaller footprint and handle activities in an accurate and efficient manner . We look forward to putting a second system into our supply chain at the McDonough location as we continue to grow and meet our customer ’ s needs .”
“ Warehouse automation is critical for today ’ s food manufacturers to effectively keep up with high demand and a shrinking workforce ” said Dan Labell , President of Westfalia . “ We are confident our automated warehousing system will optimize the McDonough location and operations for Ken ’ s Foods and are thrilled to continue our long-standing partnership with them .”
The new warehouse will be built across the street from the existing Ken ’ s Foods manufacturing facility , further simplifying operations and taking more than 40 trucks off the highway each day .