SSI Schaefer to Fulfil E-Commerce Demand for NBTY Europe Ltdby Press Release on 2012-08-30 01:41:20
SSI Schaefer has won the contract to provide NBTY Europe Ltd with an automated system that will revolutionise its capabilities within the ecommerce market.
Currently breaking into the e-com industry, NBTY Europe Ltd, the parent company of the retail brands Holland & Barrett Holland, GNC UK, Nature’s Way Ireland and De Tuinen Holland, has recently experienced significant growth within this area, much higher than previously predicated. Currently serving their high street and online subsidiaries using a manual system within their central distribution centre in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, the pressure to fulfil daily demand is growing.
To effectively serve its Holland & Barrett online customers, NBTY are installing an automated system into their DC with the help of SSI Schaefer – with continuous online product offers, high order waves are becoming the norm and outsourcing additional temporary labour whilst risking being unable to keep up with demand, is not part of the long term business plan for NBTY.
Mark Kendrick, NBTY Europe Ltd, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with SSI Schaefer – the new automated system, when complete, will provide us with a faster, more efficient and accurate operation in meeting our online requirements. The system also offers us a scalable solution to our e-com enterprise, enabling us to choose the level of automation to compliment the current level of demand.”
Once up and running, the new automated system will operate at five to six times the current output of the manual operation, thereby removing the risk of meeting demand fulfilment. Financial gains will be made as a result of removing the necessity for temporary labour and increased picking accuracy, which in turn will increase overall customer satisfaction.
About SSI Schaefer
SSI Schaefer is the UK and world’s leading provider of automated materials handling equipment and integrated storage solutions with a product offering ranging from a single plastic tote through to high bay warehousing systems and almost everything in between – all of its own manufacture.
A global company with a local presence, SSI Schaefer is a solutions provider that offers unrivalled in-house expertise in the design, build, installation and maintenance of major, and often bespoke, production and distribution centre operations across a broad spectrum of commercial and industrial sectors.
Typical products range from storage and transport containers, with more than 2000 different types of plastic totes, modular shelving, carton live storage and racking, fully automated picking solutions and rack-clad automated storage and retrieval systems. Having developed its own warehouse management systems and warehouse control systems, SSI Schaefer is also at the forefront of automation IT provision.
SSI Schaefer continues to deliver total integrated support to each of its customers. Its dedicated team use their individual specialist skills, expertise and knowledge of combined standard and automation products, both hardware and software, to offer the widest range of possible solutions to any company with an interest in increasing its operational efficiency.