With more than 20 years in the lighting industry, Ansell Lighting is a recognised market leader in the design and manufacture of high quality luminaries for the commercial, domestic, industrial and architectural markets.
The previous system relied on paper picking which led to a daily order backlog and time consuming spreadsheet reporting. Ansell needed to fulfil an average of 450 orders per day and therefore recognised the need to implement a warehouse management system. The operation is now fulfillinf an average of 750 orders per day.
Logistex has deployed their LWS Reflex Warehouse Management System, which provides Ansell Lighting with comprehensive and flexible functionality to meet their current and future operational needs through use of RF and barcode technology, whilst also future proofing the operation with the ability to control and manage automated materials handling equipment when the need arises. The WMS was first installed into the Warrington site, and then replicated and deployed into the Belfast site with zero disruption.
“What we were originally trying to achieve with a warehouse management system was improved stock control. What we didn’t expect is how we can use the system to drive our operations in a more efficient manner, and that’s really where we are seeing the benefits now” (Jason Dwan, Operations Director, Ansell Lighting).