Numina Group earns Top TGW Conveyor System Supplier Award

Jennifer Maloney
March 12, 2014

TGW will present Numina Group with the Platinum Award at Modex 2014

at a Press Conference in Numina’s Booth 4723 on March 18th at 3:30 pm. Numina Group, a leading supplier of automated order fulfillment for pick, pack, and ship distribution operations and integrator of the full family of TGW conveyors and sorters, has received the top level TGW Platinum Sales Award. 

Woodridge, IL – Numina Group is honored to announce for the third year in a row that TGW has recognized Numina Group’s design and material handling systems expertise in the utilization of TGW’s wide range of   conveyors and sorters for order fulfillment automation requirements. Mario Herndl, president of TGW, stated that “we are very proud of the relationship and want to recognize Numina Group as one of our select Tier-1 TGW Integrators. We have a strong working relationship that allows the TGW-Numina team the ability to complement each other’s strengths, building   state of the art automated, scalable, cost effective conveyor and sorting distribution automation solutions.”

Dan Hanrahan, President of Numina Group, stated that “TGW manufactures the broadest family of conveyor technologies from line shaft, 24V DC modular roller, MDR conveyor, mid-speed to high speed sorters coupled   with a full staff of experienced design engineers that support our design efforts.” This was evident on Numina Group’s recently completed 820,000 square-foot Rantoul, IL state of the art distribution and manufacturing operation for Easton Bell Sports.

TGW provided 2 miles of blended conveyor technologies, taking advantage of their “best of breed” conveyor equipment to meet the demands for four split case zone routing and full case pick modules, automated packing   conveyor lines, and three different sorters required for implementing Easton Bell’s Omni-Channel Fulfillment operation.

“Scalability of automation is critical to our internet fulfillment and our mid-market customers. They need solutions that are easily tailored to their requirements and that deliver a rapid ROI regardless of whether the solution is Omni-channel, retail or e-commerce order fulfillment” added Dan Hanrahan.

TGW ‘s advanced conveyor technology, engineering and mechanical installation support Numina’s lean design and automation expertise to provide customers higher order shipment efficiency and accuracy. Numina Group’s Real-Time Distribution Software, RDS™, a Tier 1 Warehouse Control System (WCS), includes a robust order fulfillment automation module that integrates the industry leading Zero Training – Speaker Independent voice picking system. This system manages both order picking and intelligent order routing conveyors to implement single touch pick and pack order validation. Blending the conveyor and automation into a single solution increases   accuracy and eliminates secondary inspection and packing labor.

Pick to Carton Drives Picking Efficiencies to 250-300 Lines or More per Hour

RDS™ Cartonization module assures that the “right sized” order cartons are selected prior to starting the order picking and software route orders using the TGW conveyor only to the required pick zones; reducing operator labor and walk time to drive picking efficiencies to 250-300 lines or more per hour. Once picking is complete, cartons travel from the pick module to pack and ship conveyor lines that integrate in-line scan, weigh, and dimensioning order validation.

Auto pack sheet print and insertion combined with print and apply labeling, streamlines labor throughout the pack and ship process. TGW zero touch accumulation conveyor and 24V MDR modular DC roller conveyors were ideally suited for the in-line pack automation and high volume print and apply labeling lines used for the shipping and retail compliance labeling at   Easton Bell Sports. “At shipping a TGW NBS Narrow Belt Wave Sorter™ was installed to provide high performance sorting of the wide variety of carton sizes and weights used in Omni-channel distribution. The NBS sorter can handle up to 160 CPM at a cost almost 40% below a comparably performing Shoe Sorter, providing clients superior value” stated Dan Hanrahan.

TGW will present Numina Group with the Platinum Sales Award on March 18th at 3:30pm in Numina Group’s booth 4723 at Modex 2014, the Material Handling and Supply Chain Expo and Educational Event held in Atlanta, Georgia from March 17th to March 20th.