Component supplier TKC has introduced extended shift patterns for round-the-clock picking and has extended its stock-holding capability by 20% at its HQ.
Orders are now handled on a 24-hour basis, over three shifts, and operate on a next day delivery basis.
The 20% additional stock-holding has been created by investing in extra racking and a mezzanine area has been introduced with 2,200 new pick locations to accommodate its portfolio.
The investment consolidates the TKC warehousing from three locations into one, which the company reports to offer a smoother workflow and greater efficiency.
CEO of TKC Roy Saunders commented: “As a company, we continue to grow and have made vast increases in our product range in terms of styles, colours, doors and accessories to ensure we can always match our customers’ requirements.
“We ship around 150,000 products around the UK every month, so continual investment in our operations is important.
“The new night shift and the extra racking at Denton allow us to control everything in one place, whilst creating a smoother operational flow throughout the day. These form part of our commitment to provide industry-leading service.”
The investments come after the company made improvements to its packaging, labelling and loading, after listening to trade customer feedback.