As peak approaches, many of us will be thinking about how we can streamline the order fulfilment process. In this article, Southgate Packaging discusses its peak solution.
When did we last review the configuration of our packing and despatch department? Has our order throughput grown substantially since it was fitted out? Have additional workstations, added to cope with increased volumes, crowded out our available space? Are we handling consignments several times during the packaging and despatch process? Are packaging materials close to hand and easily replenished?
The Technik™ bespoke pack bench system from Pacplan® may be just the answer we are looking for. Many UK order fulfilment companies have already proved that a professionally designed packing and despatch department can streamline workflow to cut bottlenecks and increase productivity whilst improving ergonomics to reduce product handling and strain-related absenteeism.
Pacplan design consultants carry out a site survey to evaluate the constraints of existing systems and potential improvements. They then create a full system design which is unique to each customer’s needs and environment and this is presented with full costings. Further amendments are made until the design entirely satisfies the customer and is proven to bring improvements. All design work is carried out free of charge, with no obligation to purchase.
Their engineers liaise with other contractors to install and integrate with materials handling, automated packaging and warehouse management systems.
Pacplan Technik™ systems are all British made and feature sturdy steel section frames, fully welded joints and tough powder coating. A range of worktop finishes is also offered to cover all requirements and benches can be fitted with additional accessories including tool and packaging storage, monitor arms and keyboard shelves, lighting and power supply. As all systems are designed and built to order, customers can request the addition of unique features and even select paint shades to create colour-zoned areas or match corporate colour schemes.
Pacplan Technik™ also designs and manufactures picking, sortation and replenishment carts for efficient handling of consignments and packaging materials, keeping the entire operation on the move.
Pacplan also offer a selection of complementary products to make the packaging and despatch department a safer and healthier working environment, including anti-fatigue matting and floor marking tapes, packaging roll dispensers and void fill systems.