When faced with 10,000 SKUs one of the UK’s largest clothing retailers school uniform range, Dalepak knew they needed a flexible storage solution.
Scott McGinley, E-Commerce Director of Dalepak explains, "When you are dealing with a large number of SKUs it is vital that we set up our operations in the most efficient way possible. We knew our packaging partners, Woodway UK, would be able to advise on what our options were.
"Woodway’s Technical Team designed a corrugated pick bin at the optimum size and strength to enable us to multi-stack.
"The corrugated pick bin solution is ideal. Being flexible means that it can be moved without engineers having to take down then erect racking. Because the barcode remains with the pick bin this improves integrity throughout the process. It has also given us a 17% increase in space utilisation. As the product is paper based it also has the added benefit of being 100% recyclable.
Jason Inwood, Managing Director of Woodway UK, says, "We have worked with Dalepak previously and by working in partnership we have gained an understanding of the business, the layout and logistics operations. This meant we were able to evaluate the space available, the needs of the packing operatives as well as the business’ needs to offer a best-fit solution."