Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Houston, we have a solution


Houston Bottling and Co-pack, an independent Scottish-based bottling and co-packing company for the Scotch Whisky industry, has implemented Duty Management software from RedPrairie in a bid to grow the business.

Houston needed to extend its re-packaging services to include outsourced bottling for customers, from a new site in Dumbarton.  Before the system was implemented, all products for re-packaging had to be delivered to its Renfrew site already bottled.

The system has allowed the company to reduce time spent on customs returns from one day to 15 minutes, as well as controlling staff levels more efficiently
Michael Toal, director of Houston Bottling and Co-pack, said: “As a business we were doing very well, to the point where we had outgrown our existing warehouse. We wanted to expand, and attract new business, and to achieve this, we needed to invest in a new warehouse, and needed a solution with the capability to support our expansion plans. 

“We also identified an opportunity to grow the business by offering increased outsourced bottling services, and invested in a new site in Dumbarton.”

He added: “Working with RedPrairie to implement Duty Management has helped us to open a new site, improve customer service and make significant savings. We have implemented the Bulk Liquid module for our bottling operation and plan to implement further modules including bonded Package and Rework to further capitalise on the opportunities we see.”