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Dynamic Automation Solutions for the Grocery Sector

With a wealth of design expertise and wide range of innovative solutions, L-A-C Logistics Automation is ideally placed to help our Grocery sector customers overcome mounting industry challenges, through the delivery of highly efficient semi- and fully automated systems that are tailored to your precise needs.

DELIVERING OPTIMAL EFFICIENCY FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH


The Grocery sector in the UK continues to face significant challenges in the race to keep up with today’s economic forces and customer demands. Rising issues with the availability of labour, fluctuating inventory requirements as well as the need for fast, accurate delivery of goods, is driving Grocery businesses to reach out to the world of automation to find a resolution. The growing importance of automation in warehouse facilities is driven by the need for efficiency, accuracy, and adaptability in a rapidly changing market. Businesses that invest in automation technologies position themselves for long-term success by optimising operations, meeting customer expectations, and staying competitive in a dynamic Grocery industry.

THE IMPORTANCE OF AUTOMATION IN WAREHOUSE FACILITIES:

Increasing Order Volumes
The escalation in online grocery shopping has led to a significant increase in order volumes, requiring faster and more streamlined warehouse processes. Warehouses can utilise automation to respond to fluctuating demand particularly during peak seasons.
Enhanced Efficiency and Accuracy
The ability to minimise risk of errors in order picking, packing, and inventory management, is vital in warehouse operations to ensure higher accuracy of order fulfilment and customer satisfaction. Automated systems can optimise warehouse workflows, enabling a seamless and continuous process from goods-in to despatch.
Labour Shortages
The Grocery sector faces increasing challenges in hiring and retaining skilled workers as well as rising labour costs, leading to businesses seeking out cost-effective and efficient alternatives to a reliance on manual labour.
Inventory Management
Automation technologies such as RFID and sensor systems, provide real-time inventory visibility. This enables warehouse operators to have better control over stock requirements with systems able to predict and facilitate timely replenishment, reducing the likelihood of product shortages.
CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS
With the rise of online shopping and same-day delivery expectations, consumers now demand faster and more efficient order fulfilment. Customers also expect a more personalised shopping experience, requiring warehouses to handle a diverse range of products efficiently.
COST EFFICIENCY AND COMPETITIVENESS
Integrating automation technology assists in reducing operational costs including manual labour, energy consumption, and overall facility management. To combat low margins typically experienced across the Grocery sector, analysing the supply chain and adopting automation allows businesses to stay competitive by offering faster delivery, better pricing, and improved service quality.
WASTE MANAGEMENT
Adopting automation technology to reduce human error and streamline processes enhances efficiency and minimises waste, ultimately leading to a more sustainable and resource-efficient supply chain.
ADAPTABILITY TO TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS
Operators that embrace automation are better placed to integrate with emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics for continuous improvement across warehouse processes. Automation also enables businesses to future-proof their operations, ensuring they can adapt to evolving industry trends and technological advancements.

L-A-C’s Automation Technology for Sustainable Growth

L-A-C has an enviable reputation as a leading systems integrator of conveyors, logistics automation solutions and bespoke robotic systems for materials handling requirements, with customer sites across the globe.

 

We are proud of our UK manufacturing facilities where we continue to pioneer product development and enhancements through our highly skilled R&D team. The ability to combine industry and technical knowledge with a keen eye on emerging technologies, places L-A-C at the forefront of innovation ready to help our customers overcome today’s logistics challenges with solutions that offer flexibility, accuracy, and efficiency as standard.

 

With decades of working with customers in food manufacturing, repack or meal kitting, store replenishment, and e-grocery, we have solutions and systems for every channel of the grocery supply chain, tailored to the unique requirements of your individual operational processes.

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AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR GROCERY OPERATIONS

KEY BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING AUTOMATION


INCREASED OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY
ENHANCED ORDER ACCURACY AND REDUCED ERRORS
COST SAVINGS THROUGH REDUCED LABOUR AND IMPROVED RESOURCE UTILISATION
FASTER ORDER FULFILMENT AND SHIPPING
IMPROVED CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND LOYALTY

BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY TODAY

L-A-C’s team of experts are here to support you from concept to the finished system, working together to design and deliver a bespoke solution that meets your current objectives and future growth expectations, with favourable ROI. 

 

Across semi-automated and fully automated systems, L-A-C has the expertise and range of products to provide flexible and scalable solutions that will significantly enhance your operations and keep you agile as your business evolves. 

 

Join us on a pivotal journey towards a more efficient, productive, cost effective and sustainable future with L-A-C’s innovative automation technology solutions.



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