DB Schenker selected by Apohem as strategic logistics partner in Sweden

Apohem, an online pharmacy launched by Axfood, Novax and the e-commerce entrepreneurs behind LensOn, has selected DB Schenker’s automated warehouse solution in Arlandastad, near Stockholm.

Anders Holmberg, Head of Business Development & Solution Design at DB Schenker Sweden, said, “Automation is ideally suited to Apohem. They are a business with a large number of products and, in general, small orders that are extremely time-sensitive. Automation also puts us in a much better position to handle peaks in sales, which have become more common with all the e-commerce sales campaigns.”

Automation allows warehouse shelves to be used flexibly. This makes it possible to combine multiple customers under one roof and to mix automated and traditional pick and pack for individual customers that have both small and large products in their portfolios. DB Schenker claims its robots make the picking and packing process two to three times more efficient than traditional warehouse management.

DB Schenker uses the Swisslog automated warehouse management solution at its Arlandastad logistics center near Stockholm. Instead of staff picking from warehouse shelves, entire sections of the shelves move to the packing stations. Some of the advantages DB Schenker lists include increased productivity, saved floor space, minimising risk of error, and greater ease in increasing capacity when demand is highest.

Source: Apohem