At Solar in Vejen (Denmark) a 45,000 m² automated central warehouse is located, using an advanced distribution system with high delivery safety. An effective flow at the warehouse is crucial for the daily handling of the enormous amount of items that go through the system. Therefore, Solar has introduced a barcode solution, which provides the opportunity to make digital documentation and complete control of the package flow.
The central warehouse in Vejen is the logistical hub for delivery of electricity, plumbing and ventilation solutions to Solar’s customers and Solar’s own stores in Denmark. More than 215,000 article numbers are part of the product range in the central warehouse to be able to meet the needs of the many different customers. Apart from the shipping of items, Solar has also established an expedition center at the central warehouse, where the installers themselves can come and pick up preordered items. In this way, Solar can offer their customers a faster and more efficient delivery of items.
An important element in the package flow is the documentation of when a package leaves the warehouse. When a customer comes and picks up a package, it is necessary to document that the delivery actually has taken place. If somebody then should wonder where one of the packages should be, it should also be possible to go back and search in the history. Therefore, Solar researched the possibilities of introducing digital documentation, which is much faster and more efficient in the daily handling of packages.
- When an installer arrives and collects a package, he needs to sign for the package. You can do this by placing a signature on a piece of paper. But we are very digital in many of our processes because we need to be as effective as possible. Therefore, it was also natural to implement a digital barcode solution for documentation of package deliveries, says Kristian Duch, Director - Group Supply Chain / Group Transport at Solar A/S.