Mealhero loves to stand out. Another way in which we try to be different is our order picking process. Our order picking process is one we invented ourselves. No foodbox that leaves our freezer is the same!
A big part of what we do is producing, packaging and delivering meal kits that allow consumers to cook home-made, healthy meals with no preparation, shopping or hassle. Our Mealhero chefs weekly prepare 40 recipes for you to choose from. You can handpick single ingredients and do the assembling yourself or go for a chef assembled dish.
In line with Mealhero’s commitment to the highest quality fresh produce, we provide frozen, chilled and ambient storage capacity, and highly flexible warehouse space to suit its production and packing methods. Your ingredients are handpicked using a trolly, computer screen en scanner. This is what we call a mass customisation order picking process. What makes it so unique is that every ingredient is handpicked one by one.
We also have a specially designed coloured rack system which can fit up to 112 ingredients. Because every foodbox is customized by the customer itself, we have a very specific packaging flow.The order picker sees the ordered ingredients on the computer screen of the trolley. Each ingredient is assigned a colour and number which matches a location in the rack.
Step 1: The order picker sees the ordered ingredients on the computer screen of the trolley. Each ingredient is assigned a colour and number which matches a location in the rack.
Step 2: Each separate ingredient is handpicked, scanned and put in the box. By scanning the ingredients, we can see what is already picked – so less mistakes are made – and this way we can also link an ingredient code to a specific customer.
Because we are able to pick every ingredient separately, the possible foodbox combinations are endless. An average foodbox contains 54 ingredients (or 18 meals, since 1 meal consists of 3 ingredients). Knowing that there are 112 different ingredients available, this means that there are 23 084 369 733 924 138 047 2092 742 683 027 581 083 278 564 571 807 941 132 288 000 000 000 000 unique combinations to fill this foodbox with!
The ability to compose your foodbox exactly the way you want it, again shows how innovative Mealhero really is. Because of the enormous growth, we continue to optimize our existing facility to maintain precise fulfillment, as well as the flexibility to grow and add more meal-kitting lines.