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Pcdata Helps Vitamin Retailer Expand with Pick-to-Light Operation


East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/10/2015 -- Material Handling & Logistics magazine reported that Europe's largest retailer of vitamins and herbal food supplements once again chose Pcdata, to modernize and expand their Pick-to-light order handling system at their main UK Burton on Trent distribution center. Nature's Bounty NBTY is a global supplier of nutritional supplements with 650 Holland & Barrett shops in the UK and over 100 De Tuinen stores in the Netherlands. Distribution Director, Mark Kendrick reflected on the excellent service experience they had enjoyed with Pcdata over the years since their first system was installed at the turn of the century. He referred to the NBTY mission statement "highest quality products on time, first time, every time."

Pcdata's Pick-to-light system is the most crucial component of the logistics process where a system stoppage just cannot be tolerated. The Pick-to-light system is used to select orders for single items for their stores, whereas they use voice picking for the simpler picking of web orders and bulk picking (large items and full cartons). There was a 5 week window to complete the installation. With the exception of the flow racks Pcdata as System Integrator, replaced all the old hardware. The Pcdata solution has the advantage that it can be implemented onto older existing racking. With in-depth knowledge of the Holland & Barrett operation, Pcdata optimized their processes at the same time upgrading "Distrib PTL," the order picking software, to the latest version with a view to handling their plans for future growth. The number of picking zones was expanded from 24 to 28 with the capacity to handle almost 4000 SKU's at single item level, up from their previous level of 3300 different items.

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Pcdata USA's, http://www.pcdata.nl/about-us/contacts-us, Pick-to-light systems are part of a lean process, offering shorter throughput, fewer errors, and significant cost savings; the results: increase customer satisfaction, increase ability to supply products, and process transparency. Traditional picking methods are one of highest expenses when operating a warehouse. Pcdata USA lowers that cost through leading edge Pick-to-light systems. Unlike implementation products, the easy installation solution is resulting in huge product growth throughout North America.

About Pcdata USA
Pcdata USA is a global logistics systems leader for supply chain automation. Pcdata USA was recently named a Finalist for the 2015 MHI Innovation Award for Best New Product: SmartGlass AR (Augmented Reality). Pcdata USA was also recently recognized with the 2014 Best of East Granby Award in the Professional Services category by the East Granby Award Program.

Pcdata USA offers affordable out-of-the-box warehouse optimization solutions. Contact Pcdata USA at 855-844-1086.

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Pcdata USA
Antonio Rodrigues
Senior Manager