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Supermarket Warehouse Distribution Centre


A large Supermarket chain wanted to improve the efficiency of its distribution warehouses. Read how they used PermaRoute to solve their problem.

In the fast-paced world of supermarket logistics, efficiency and safety go hand in hand. With thousands of products to distribute daily, warehouses play a pivotal role in the overall operation of a supermarket chain. When a prominent Supermarket chain approached us with concerns about the organization of their distribution warehouses, we knew PermaRoute was the perfect solution.

The Challenge

The supermarket chain’s distribution centres are bustling hubs, always teeming with activity. From workers transporting goods to forklifts carrying hefty pallets, there is a constant flurry of motion. As a result, there was a growing concern for both efficiency and the safety of the employees. Misplacement of stock cages was causing delivery delays, and without designated walkways, workers were at constant risk of accidents.

PermaRoute to the Rescue

PermaRoute, with its versatility and ease of application, allowed for a swift transformation of the warehouse floor. We began by mapping out the entire warehouse layout, identifying high-traffic zones, and designating areas for specific purposes.

Using different colours, we demarcated bays for stock cages, ensuring there’s a place for everything, and everything is in its place. To enhance safety, specific walkways were marked, allowing workers to move safely without worrying about colliding with equipment or other colleagues.

The Results

The integration of PermaRoute resulted in:

  • Streamlined Operations: With clearly marked bays, products are now placed systematically, speeding up the picking and distribution process.
  • Enhanced Safety: Workers now have dedicated paths, which significantly reduces the risk of accidents in the warehouse.
  • Improved Morale: A safer and more organized work environment boosts employee morale and satisfaction.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long did the installation of PermaRoute take in the warehouse?

While the exact time varies depending on the warehouse size, using PermaRoute ensures minimal disruption. On average, most warehouses can be fully equipped within a couple of days.

Are there specific colours that denote certain areas or actions within the warehouse?

Absolutely! Different colours can signify various actions or areas. For instance, red might indicate danger or caution areas, while green could signify safe walkways. The colours used are typically in line with standard industry practices, ensuring they are easily understood by employees.

Can PermaRoute handle the heavy traffic and weight in such bustling warehouses?

Yes, PermaRoute is designed to be highly durable and can withstand the wear and tear of busy warehouses. Its longevity ensures that once applied, warehouses won’t have to redo their floor markings for a long time.

How does PermaRoute fare against spills or wet conditions?

PermaRoute is resistant to most standard spills encountered in a warehouse environment. Moreover, its anti-slip properties ensure that even in wet conditions, the risk of accidents is minimized.

Is training required for workers after the PermaRoute application?

Minimal training is required. However, it’s always a good idea to familiarize employees with the new layout and markings to ensure everyone is on the same page.


Case Summary

Problem: Organisation and safety in the workplace.

Solution: Used PermaRoute rolls of various colours and warehouse markers to create designated bays and safe walkways. The customer now has a perfectly optimised warehouse.

In conclusion, PermaRoute has revolutionized the way warehouses, especially those in the fast-moving consumer goods sector, operate. By offering an optimal balance between efficiency and safety, it’s paving the way for supermarkets and other businesses to maximize their potential. With happy clients and safer workspaces, the PermaRoute solution stands out as a game-changer in warehouse management.

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