Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

WH Smith increases goods-out by 20 per cent

SDI Greenstone has helped WH Smith achieve a 20 per cent increase in dispatch productivity, at its Dunstable distribution centre.

SDI installed an advanced automated sortation system, which has helped reduce costs, increase order picking accuracy and improve efficiency throughout the site.

Robin Ritchie, distribution centre manager, said: “This project was all about reducing the cost base whilst improving the overall productivity of the site.” He went on to say “Accuracy of product shipped to our stores has very much improved since the installation of the sortation system.”

SDI proposed a system that links the principal sections of the warehouse, including case picking, tote picking, order assembly and despatch to create a highly efficient picking environment.