With CCL’s Smart Warehouse Solution, Swagelok Scotland has gained a significant increase in warehouse operational efficiency.
The entire warehouse process moved from one that was entirely manual and paper-based to one that is purely digital with much automation.
For goods inwards, there has been a 60% saving in the time it takes to put away orders.
There has also been a 40% reduction in the time it takes to pick orders.
Using barcodes and scanners ensures 100% accuracy for all orders being shipped — the result of not just an accurate putaway phase, but when scanning goods during picking and packing, any items not belonging to an order are instantly flagged with an alert.
End-to-end traceability of orders and products has improved the customer experience, increasing trust in Swagelok Scotland’s systems, with Smart Warehouse perceived as a real brand enhancer within the business.
Swagelok Scotland won a Swagelok Innovation Award, establishing the Smart Warehouse Solution as a leading warehouse productivity solution within the business, and other distributorships have since implemented the same technology.
Overall CCL helped Swagelok increase their warehouse efficiency to help meet their strategic plan to deliver operational excellence.
Swagelok manufactures precision valves and fittings for pharmaceutical, petrochemical, hi-tech and military applications which are distributed through more than 200 sales and service centres worldwide.
As part of its overall strategic plan to deliver operational excellence, Swagelok Scotland wanted a warehouse productivity solution that would increase efficiency and traceability, as well as improve customer experience.
They faced many of the challenges common in warehouses, inventory accuracy, picking errors and business processes based on moving paper about, as well as the inefficiency of manually capturing batch codes for traceability.
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