VIDEO: Swiss Watch Group's new Dubai South warehouse
UAE-based distributor of jewelry, leather goods, and eyewear, Swiss Watch Group, inaugurated a new logistics facility at Dubai South.
The 10,000m2 complex facilitates the company’s warehousing and logistics requirements.
The warehouse is sectioned into two zones, one for products and the other for the ‘collateral’ packaging. The products themselves are kept in a four-level walkable caged section, while the majority of the 10,000sqm facility is taken up by the selective racking where the ‘collateral’ is stored.
Swiss Watch Group’s caged area is operated in a similar fashion to an e-com operator. “The four-level caged area is designed in what we call ‘Man to Product’ so it is walkable and the picker is able to go directly to the product or products, pick them up, and bring them to the sorting area,” explains Chavadi. “This system works for us because although we handle a high turnover of goods, each picking move involves a small number of products and each one is different – cufflinks, bags, sunglasses, watches and so on.”
Swiss Watch Group currently has a throughflow of around 500,000 product units per year, but the warehouse is designed to handle 1.5-million and is expected to reach that number by the end of 2017.
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