SUPERVALU TO OPEN AUTOMATED MIDWEST DISTRIBUTION CENTER

OGLESBY, Ill. -- A new regional distribution center for Supervalu, Minneapolis, currently under construction here will make use of highly automated technology to move inventory most efficiently.The facility is designed with pick modules and a conveyer and sortation system as well as a pick-to-light system, said John Vegter, regional vice president of logistics for Supervalu's Midwest region.In a pick-to-light

OGLESBY, Ill. -- A new regional distribution center for Supervalu, Minneapolis, currently under construction here will make use of highly automated technology to move inventory most efficiently.

The facility is designed with pick modules and a conveyer and sortation system as well as a pick-to-light system, said John Vegter, regional vice president of logistics for Supervalu's Midwest region.

In a pick-to-light system, an order selector is guided to each slot by lights. At the

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