Kellogg’s & Voiteq Shortlisted in IGD Awards for Supply Chain Innovation.

Voiteq, global leaders in Voice-Directed Work solutions, has been shortlisted with its customer Kellogg’s in the annual IGD Awards. With its combined project of Voice-directed work, alongside intelligent Volumetric Cubing, the two companies entered under the Supply Chain Innovation Award.

IGD provides leadership to the food and consumer goods industry to ensure it delivers what matters to the public. A research and training charity, IGD is the leading source of information and best practice on the consumer goods industry worldwide. Its mission is to deliver a secure and sustainable future where everyone has affordable, safe and reliable food and consumer goods.

The IGD annual awards are a means of recognising organisations that endeavour to deliver what matters to the public in innovative and sustainable ways, from the supply chain to the shop floor. The judges look for entries which demonstrate real leadership, innovation, excellence and make an outstanding contribution to the development of the industry.

“As a member of IGD we understand the importance of delivering the right product, in a sustainable and secure way, as well as ensuring our projects lower our Co2 emissions. The project with Voiteq has enabled us to do just that,” commented Abzy Shaikh, head of UK & ROI distribution at Kellogg’s.”

“Working alongside Voiteq we have been able to take volumetric cubing technology and build intelligence into their VoiceMan execution system, with our third party logistics provider Norbert Dentressangle, to ensure our pallets are stacked by the correct weight, size and layer, and to the right height. This ensures all of our orders can be stacked to the end customer’s own requirements in a hands free, eyes free and systemised way; ensuring increased accuracy, improved productivity, better safety and decreased stock damage are all achieved. In addition, the space on our trucks is better utilised which in-turn lowers our Co2 emissions,” concluded Shaikh.

The awards night takes place on 7th October, at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.

About the project:
Kellogg’s saw a growth in individual case pick assembly requirements which created the need for innovation through the use of Voice-directed picking combined with volumetric, weight and layer size master data. The Voiteq VoiceMan solution cubes and groups products into the appropriate customer specific pallet stack, ensuring they are picked and built correctly and transportable to stores without compromising product integrity and within tighter delivery lead times.

In its initial trial Kellogg’s were able to report results of a 40 per cent productivity increase against a target key performance indicator (KPI) of 10 per cent, at their Norbert Dentressangle run site KW1 in Manchester.

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