Ocado - Picking Stations for first dedicated CFC

Ocado is the award winning online supermarket delivering Waitrose groceries direct to homes. Working with EIS-Axon, it’s also the first online supermarket to have a dedicated CFC rather than have staff fulfilling orders by picking from the supermarket shelves.

EIS-Axon researched, designed, prototyped and installed almost 200 Pick Stations for the company. These tell pickers what to put in a tote bin on a conveyor. A barcode scanner checks that the goods selected are correct and a button is pushed to move the bin on to the next station. Once an order is complete, the bin arrives at the distribution point, ready for delivery to the door.