Delivering Products On-Time Throughout the UK
The modern narrow isle warehouse of today is a long way from that of 30 years ago when Greiner first arrived in the UK. Back in 1989 orders were initially hand-carried to the local post office before a bike and basket were used. Today, with over 680,00 cases shipped from the warehouse in 2018, several national freight carriers are needed to distribute products across the UK.
On average, 7 lorries per week arrive to re-stock the warehouse from our global manufacturing sites. Greiner’s ERP system facilitates the management of stock and allows for increased visibility within the supply chain ecompasing batch traceability and expiry date.
A Genuine Team Effort
UK Warehouse Manager Mark Stannard explains that the team’s skills incorporate accuracy and efficiency, however he highlights the importance of cross departmental communication to ensure customer needs are met. The positive, self-motivated attitude of the team was recognised when the annual Colleague Recognition Award was won by a member of the warehouse team for the second year in succession. This was decided from a vote by all employees in the company.
Of course, it is not just the volume of products we ship which have changed over the past 30 years. With the growth of the business has come an increase in responsibility to minimise the impact on the environment. In 2011 Greiner Bio-One UK was successfully certified to the ISO14001 Environmental Management System and by the end of 2018, over 93% of waste was recycled with the remainder being sent for ‘waste to energy’ making the company ‘Zero to Landfill.’
No one knows what the next 30 years will bring in terms of opportunities and challenges, but one thing that we can be certain of is that through its ‘can do’ attitude and flexible approach the Greiner Bio-One Warehouse team, we will be perfectly placed to meet customer requirements.
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