Efficient WLAN for Manufacturing, Distribution &

Logistics Facilities

Manufacturing, distribution, and logistics companies often have multiple geographically distributed sites requiring mobile connectivity.  These organizations depend on accurate inventory to function but recognize that each site’s radio frequency (RF) profile can change radically during a single day as the volume and type of materials stocked fluctuates.  As manufacturing, distribution, and logistics firms move to automated pickers, the accuracy and uptime of the WLAN become mission critcial, as the environment may expand relatively suddenly.  Finally, simple easy-to-use management is a central requirement, since many organizations do not have a WLAN expert onsite. Surazal Systems utilizes Aerohive’s WLAN solutions.  Aerohive’s unique controller-less architecture makes it simple and cost effective to add coverage – just add anther AP.  While Aerohive access points enable distributed communications and policy, management is centralized, and can even be hosted online.

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Charmer Sunbelt Group:

Reliable, Cost Effective, and Easy to Manage Wireless Networking for Ware-housing Facilities with Cooperative Control Wireless LAN from Aerohive case study

One of the country’s largest wine and spirits distributors, the Charmer Sunbelt Group selected Aerohive’s Cooperative Control wireless LAN solution for its distribution centers based on reliability, manageability, and cost effectiveness.  New York-based Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) distributes wine and spirits to retail establishments in 15 states and the District of Columbia, employing over 5000 people and generating more than $4.5 billion in annual sales. Products are distributed through a network of 22 warehouses ranging in size from 45,000 to 550,000 square feet.  The company has been migrating its warehouses to a new, automated order processing system running on SAP’s Warehouse Management application. Sales personnel enter customer orders from their laptops during the day. Orders are then “picked” by warehouse staff that night for delivery the next day using computers mounted on forklifts. Connectivity is provided to these devices via wireless local area networks (WLANs) deployed throughout the warehouse.