Christmas is Coming! 

2020 has been like no other year. 

Online sales have increased dramatically due to the new requirements of social distances and the limitations on travelling. 

How to respond to the increased demand of online business?  

Today we are analysing two retail fashion company that changed their warehouses operation management by introducing Modula machines.  



Xacus of Vicenza (Italy) is historically a manufacturer of men’s and women’s shirts and has recently introduced its e-commerce sector. 

The company began to export, first concentrating on North America and then extending its radius worldwide. 

How was the manual warehouse organized before the arrival of Modula? 

Operators had to manually find items on the pallet racking locations which took a huge amount of time, resources and energy. 

It was impossible to optimise worker movements because the underlying concept was “man to goods” and only one order was processed at a time. 

After manual picking (product by product, shelf by shelf) the product was packaged and prepared.  


Automate the picking of semi-finished products with Modula vertical warehouses.

With the introduction of Modula Vertical Lift Machines, in 2016 the workflow became a much “leaner” and improved process.  

The orders processed can be in multiple or single mode. The worker receives the order via email or the ERP system, confirms the order code when it appears on the touchscreen interface of the copilot (Modula user-friendly console allowing access to all the machine’s functions). 

The WMS software immediately activates the two Modula machines, moving the trays around to deliver the products to the bay for picking: not just one warehouse prepares to act but both, to cut waiting times and enable the operator to pick from either Modula almost simultaneously. 

The Modula innovation includes not only the optimisation of warehouse space (reduced the floor space of 20 square metres, with a height of about 9 metres), but also the capability to process several orders at once, with no mistakes. 

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Manifatture Del Nord was founded in 1986 in Reggio Emilia and is part of the famous Max Mara Fashion Group. 

For its Reggio warehouse, where fabrics, accessories and details are managed and controlled, the use of Modula vertical machines allowed a space saving of 95% freeing the shelves of the old manual warehouse and a simpler and faster logistics management. 

The company invested in 9 Modula Machines, ensuring the daily picking occurred with accuracy and precision. 

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