Swisslog has successfully installed its WarehouseManager software at Wincantons Britvic site, maintaining service levels of 99.8% without interruption during implementation.
Wincantons site in Lutterworth is the National Distribution Centre for Britvic, one of the two leading soft drinks businesses in Great Britain and Ireland. Wincantons selection process included a comparison of several leading WMS solutions in the market, where Swisslogs solution was selected above the others. Once awarded the contract, Swisslog carried out extensive testing between their WMS platform and Britvics operations in order to ensure an optimal integration.
Swisslog successfully coordinated the replacement in a live environment, whilst keeping to time and budget plans. Bob Symons, Regional Drive Site Manager for Britvic, said: Swisslog working with Wincanton and Britvic delivered the implementation on time in budget with no impact to Britvic's high service levels. This enabled Britvic to continue to serve their customers without interruption. Swisslogs WMS provides an interface between Britvics SAP Host and the local Movement Control System for the existing Automation on site.
Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. Its comprehensive services portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers to implementing Swisslog's own software to intra-company logistics solutions for hospitals. Swisslog's solutions optimize customers' production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase flexibility, responsiveness and quality of service while minimizing logistics costs. With years of experience in the development and implementation of integrated logistics solutions, Swisslog provides the expertise that customers in more than 50 countries around the world rely on. Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs around 2 000 staff in 20 countries worldwide. The group's parent company, Swisslog Holding AG, is listed on SWX Swiss Exchange (security number: 1232462, Telekurs: SLOG, Reuters: SLOG.S). For more information, visit www.swisslog.com
About Wincanton plc leading supply chain solutions
Wincanton is a European leader in the design and delivery of advanced supply chain solutions. Its 30,000 people operate across Europe, producing an annual turnover of over 2.2bn / 2.8bn, and offer a broad spectrum of services that enable clients to optimise their logistics requirements at local, national or regional level. Serving some of the worlds leading companies, Wincanton offers extensive experience in many market sectors, including automotive, chemicals, consumer goods, defence, food service, high tech, industrial, energy & petroleum and retail. Wincanton is focused on operational excellence, continually striving to provide value and product leadership through a detailed understanding of companies requirements. The results are solutions that allow customers to focus on their core business. Warehousing solutions are tailored to requirements on a dedicated, shared-user or networked basis, while transport is provided utilising road, rail, air and intermodal systems. Further information on Wincanton's unique achievements and competencies can be found by visiting www.wincanton.co.uk
Britvic is one of the two leading branded soft drinks businesses in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The Company is the largest supplier of branded still soft drinks in Great Britain and the number two supplier of branded carbonates. Britvics broad portfolio of leading brands includes established names with high brand recognition such as Robinsons, Fruit Shoot, J20 and Tango in Great Britain, together with Ballygowan and Club in Ireland. Included within the portfolio are the Pepsi and 7UP brands in Great Britain & Ireland, plus Gatorade, Lipton Ice Tea and V Water brands in Great Britain, all of which Britvic produces, markets, sells and distributes under exclusive appointments from PepsiCo. This brand and product portfolio enables Britvic to target and satisfy a wide range of consumer demands in all major soft drinks categories, via all available routes to market.