Glodina: streamlined distribution will save costs

2008-06-11 00:00

A multi-million-rand investment to streamline packaging and distribution will enable towelling manufacturer Glodina to improve efficiency, add value to its service and pass savings to its customers.

Commercial director Anthony Botha said extensive research and planning has delivered a new system that will speed up deliveries and reduce shrinkage. Implementation has begun of a state-of-the-art, 2 400-square metre warehouse in Hammarsdale.

Botha said the company had for two years examined existing packaging and noted its shortcomings, inspected material handling and analysed deliveries to customers.

“It’s about getting the right product to the customer at the right time. This is about adding value to our service.”

Analysis of deliveries found that 75% of customers ordered products in similar amounts or multiples, which led Glodina to standardise case lots. Botha expects the new system to suit up to 98% of its customers.

On the warehouse floor Glodina has already implemented two innovative systems:

state-of-the-art order picker machines and barcode labelling that speeds up product selection and uses critical product information such as colour and size to eliminate errors.

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