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Streamlining Warehouse Management and Distribution

Increased through-put by 50%. Individual packer efficiency now 66% higher.

Rocket Consulting helped Laithwaite's to reduce distribution costs while increasing efficiency and turnover.

The Challenge

Laithwaite's previously operated out of two distribution centres and 70% of the distribution operation was outsourced, they needed to reduce distribution costs and increase efficiency and turnover, whilst improving quality and control.

The Solution

Rocket designed a state of the art warehouse system for Laithwaite's new distribution centre, with high level automation controlled by the SAP ERP Warehouse Management.

Business Outcomes

  • Enhanced management control
  • Improved business logic in decisions and control
  • Efficiency and through-put increased
  • Improved accuracy
  • Additional value added services
  • Allows operation in very narrow aisles, further improving efficiency

"As a result of the new SAP ERP warehouse management system that Rocket developed for us we now have a highly productive and accurate warehouse meeting customer needs, and we have been able to increase our through-put by 50%. The new system has way exceeded our expectations".

— Kevin Hanley, Operations Director