Jysk, one of Europe’s leading furniture retailers has implemented an extensive upgrade to their distribution center (DC) in Nässjö, Sweden with a high performance ergonomic order picking solution and extension to their automated storage system. This central warehouse covers the Swedish and Finnish market and the upgrade by leading automated logistics systems supplier Dematic has increased productivity by 7%, improved responsiveness and reduced lead times of shop orders.
Responsiveness to store requirements
“We are a typical retailer and if we do not have the products on shop shelves or in the warehouse, well then there’s no sale. It’s as simple as that. Therefore, Supply Chain Management is a serious competitive advantage for us”, says Logistics Director, Henrik Bøgelund.
The execution of the group’s Supply Chain strategy focuses on supporting the shops’ ability to deliver the product to the customers. According to Henrik, “We must be world champions in the availability of products and provide customer with high transparency of product availability. We accept higher inventory and lower stock turnover to ensure this. It is a necessary price to pay in order to deliver the right product, at the right place, at the right time and at the right price.”
“The central DC functions as a buffer between suppliers and the shops, which delivers the supply chain’s primary flexibility. The DC provides responsiveness. The goal is that we are ready at any time to react to the market’s requirements,” says Henrik.