Pyramid: Automated Order Finishing Systems that Maximize Fulfillment, Service Levels Featured at MODEX 2016

Pyramid’s software and controls—on display in Booth 1037d—optimize print and apply labeling, auto-document insertion, auto-bagging, auto-boxing and other order processing automation.

Pyramid_MAS_Spot_Green-300x37CINCINNATI, OH (December 26, 2015) — Pyramid, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, provides software and control solutions to automate and efficiently manage order fulfillment processes. Among them are automated product bagging, boxing, carton labeling and document insertion of catalogs, coupons, special offers, shipping information and other customer-specific materials. Pyramid will share video and application brief examples of recent installation projects optimizing these applications at MODEX 2016 in Booth 1037d.

Pyramid is a leading provider of material handling automation control solutions. For more than 20 years Pyramid has delivered programmable logic controller (PLC)-based controls, the Pyramid Director warehouse control system (WCS) software, or a combination of both to optimize automated conveyor systems, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), cranes, carousels, pick-to-light and put walls. Pyramid also develops controls for order finishing systems, including scan verification, print-and-apply labeling, auto-bagging, auto-document insertion and more.

“For a long time the e-commerce revolution put the focus on getting orders out the door to meet highly competitive delivery times. Now there’s a growing emphasis on how the order goes out the door,” says Mukesh Ram, founder of Pyramid. “Whether they need to meet certain labeling compliance standards, or want to provide an enhanced customer experience, distributors now recognize order finishing systems—those that come after the order is picked but before it goes onto a truck—as a key part of their process.”

High-volume distributors, across multiple industries, are embracing a variety of technologies and automation within their distribution centers to meet this demand. This often leads to environments using equipment from several vendors—each with its own control software, including separate interfaces with the warehouse management system (WMS), enterprise resource planning (ERP) system or other main host systems.

Pyramid’s control solutions integrate the management of these former islands of automation into one toolset. By implementing an overarching control system, Pyramid provides a best-in-class human machine interface (HMI) as a single point of access to the customer’s host or other key software systems. Users can see productivity statistics and manage multiple steps and pieces of material handling equipment throughout their process in real-time for maximum performance.

“We provide control solutions for automated print-and-apply labeling, manifesting, scan verification, check weighing, bagging, boxing and document insertion applications,” adds Ram. “In addition to packing lists, this is an opportunity for retailers or direct-to-consumer (DTC) fulfillment operations to add coupons, catalogs, special offers or other marketing materials specific to that customer’s online shopping profile.”

Pyramid will be presenting video examples and application briefs detailing recent control installations managing order finishing system applications, among others, at Booth 1037d throughout MODEX 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia—April 4-7, 2016. For more information on advanced controls for finishing systems, conveyor, sortation, WCS software or other material handling automation projects contact Joe Pelej at 262.250.2143, or by email at [email protected], or visit www.pyramidcontrols.com.

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ABOUT PYRAMID

Pyramid, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, provides controls and software to manage and direct automated distribution systems more intelligently. Our solutions optimize unloading, receipt of product, flow, storage, retrieval, picking, sorting, order processing, packaging, labeling and shipment of inventory—then properly integrate those processes at all points with information systems, including warehouse management systems (WMS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), transportation management systems (TMS) and more.

ABOUT MATTHEWS AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS

Matthews Automation Solutions—a division of Matthews International Corporation—designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of marking, coding and industrial automation technologies and solutions. 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, Matthews’ combined expertise delivers the integrated solution that meets an organization’s needs today, and grows with them tomorrow. These automated and semi-automated marking, coding, control, sortation, picking and verification technologies and software streamline manufacturing, distribution and order fulfillment processes to maximize productivity.

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