Your comprehensive industrial automation supplier.
Matthews Automation Solutions designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of marking, coding and industrial automation technologies and solutions. Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors worldwide rely on our integrated systems to identify, track, control and pick products at the highest levels of accuracy and throughput at every level of their global and domestic supply chains. Matthews also offers custom control packages engineered to meet the specific needs original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in virtually every industry.
Whether your automation challenge is in manufacturing, packaging or distribution, the combined expertise of Matthews’ brands delivers the integrated solution that meets your needs today, and grows with you tomorrow. Our automated and semi-automated marking, coding, control, sortation, picking and verification technologies and software streamline your order fulfillment processes to maximize your productivity. Your advantage: Matthews’ expertise.
Move It. | With innovative technology supported by dedicated team of professionals, Matthews offers the full treatment to branded products—from production line to retail shelf.
Mark It. | Matthews excels at customizing our marking systems to integrate seamlessly with your production requirements.
Track It. | Matthews’ logistics solutions allow you to plug in to every step of your process. Our products easily integrate with your existing business and to streamline tracking processes.
Lightning Pick customer Capacity LLC, a 3PL specializing in e-commerce and omni-channel order fulfillment, shares details of successful automation installation in Modern Materials Handling.
In “Retailers use 3PLs to chase Amazon,” a feature story in the October 2017 issue, Modern Materials Handling magazine examines how the pressure to keep up with same-day/next-day delivery customer service commitments has forced smaller e-commerce and omni-channel retailers to seek order fulfillment help from third-party logistics and fulfillment (3PL) service providers.
Among the companies featured is Lightning Pick customer Capacity LLC, who implemented the brand’s semi-automated solutions to increase both throughput and accuracy while serving the needs of multiple customers. In the article, Capacity’s Chief Strategy Officer Thom Campbell explains how Lightning Pick’s mobile pick-to-light carts for batch picking and dual-sided put-to-light put walls for sorting items into orders prior to pack out have helped the company deliver better picking speed, accuracy and throughput with fewer touches.
“With paper picking, we had six eyes on each order: a picker, a packer and a quality control supervisor who confirmed the right units were picked,” he says.
Post-installation, Capacity’s associates now handle 12,000-plus orders in a normal shift—an increase over their previous rate of 2,500. “On a maximum throughput day, working shifts around the clock, we get as many as 1,000 e-commerce orders through the put wall in any given hour,” says Campbell, who added the system’s high accuracy also eliminated visual checks of each order, saving time.
In 1850, John Dixon Matthews emigrated from Sheffield, England to open a small engraving shop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He became a pre-eminent provider of high-quality identification products and services, including stamping dies, branding irons, ornate engravings and stamps for wooden crates. His company flourished, converting from a partnership to a corporation in 1902.
The four Matthews Automation Solutions’ brands—Holjeron, Matthews Marking systems, Lightning Pick and Pyramid Controls—design, manufacture and distribute a wide range of marking, coding and industrial automation technologies and solutions. Today, manufacturers, suppliers and distributors worldwide rely on Matthews’ integrated systems to identify, track, control and pick products at the highest levels of accuracy and throughput.
For handling challenges in manufacturing, packaging or distribution, the combined expertise of these four brands delivers the integrated solution that meets an organization’s needs today, and grows with them tomorrow. When paired with the services of Matthews’ graphics and merchandising segments, our global, streamlined services and technologies create a truly integrated path to purchase. Matthews helps you keep your brand promise, worldwide.
“Data is what’s used to mark, identify, track, control and pick the products required by every order. Customers are looking to suppliers like us to help them link and integrate all that data throughout the process. Matthews offers data-driven automation solutions that boost system interconnectivity and automate complex tasks that humans can’t accomplish efficiently.”
“The solutions we’re thinking about today are strongly influenced by our vision of a future in the cloud… to help our customers improve their operations through better data management functions such as performance monitoring and analysis, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance alerts and notifications.”
“The management and integration of data is one of the leading opportunities, and challenges, for supply chains worldwide. With the rise of cloud computing, companies have unprecedented opportunities to better leverage their supply chains and increase their service offerings—and sales.”