SEC Storage Improves Efficiency With Pick & Pack Mezzanine at Portmeirion
SEC Storage has recently completed the installation of a pick & pack and storage solution within a bespoke, insulated mezzanine floor for leading ceramics manufacturer Portmeirion.
With their e-Commerce sales expanding significantly during the recent pandemic, Portmeirion were looking to increase their ability to handle their rapidly growing E-commerce sales channel within their existing warehouse facility to meet their growth and customer service objectives. It was this necessity for efficient use of their existing space that brought them to SEC Storage.
Project Summary: Installation of a pick & pack and storage solution within a bespoke, insulated mezzanine floor.
SEC collaborated with the client to assess all aspects of their operations, carrying out in-depth data analysis of their order processing, SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) and operational data. As a result of this detailed analysis, SEC could define rapid and slow moving products and devise a comprehensive strategy for the operational changes that would manage order processing and throughput more efficiently.
Harry Watts, managing director at SEC Storage commented:
“Our in-depth analysis involves a complete assessment of operational data using our in-house machine learning system ‘ELSA’. Allowing us to demonstrate to our customers the optimal solution based on efficiency gains and return on investment.
In essence, efficiency comes through changes in operational practice. With ELSA guiding pick face locations and SKU allocations, enabled by the systems delivered. For Portmeirion, we concluded that relocating the e-Commerce order processing element with fast moving goods to a new mezzanine floor would be the most efficient use of their existing space.”
In addition to providing a dedicated area for this growing part of the business, creating the new mezzanine would offer a significant increase in order processing capabilities by doubling the number of pick & pack stations within the overall warehouse facility. As well as providing additional SKU capacity within their existing Automated Storage & Retrieval System following the relocation of priority e-Commerce stock items.
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