Analyst Insight: The shipping and handling of lithium batteries has become a highly challenging and regulated endeavor. Given the fire risk associated with this hazardous material, heavy restrictions on transport and storage, from commercial aircraft bans to state-of-charge rules, have been imposed. As a result, organizations often struggle to cope with the impact of these requirements on the supply chain, and find a safe, compliant and cost-effective approach to packaging these materials.
Located in upstate New York, Saratoga Eagle is primarily an Anheuser-Busch wholesaler that serves over 200 partners. With rising diesel fuel and labor costs cutting into their profit margins, they were looking for ways to run their operations more efficiently and decrease costs. Moving into a new facility provided an opportunity to implement Honeywell Voice and create consistency among their picking processes. Even though the implementation took place during their busiest time of the year, they were able to increase accuracy, reduce training times, and grow their bottom line.
Brakes is a leading supplier to the catering industry, providing ambient, chilled and frozen products across the U.K., France and Sweden. The company services over 30,000 deliveries a day in the U.K. alone and offers its customers more than 15,000 different product lines. With the company experiencing a period of expansion and acquisition, it turned to Honeywell Voice and Voiteq to work closely with their team and deliver a voice-directed solution to support that growth. See how Brakes’ leadership and operations teams have come to rely on the efficiencies enabled by Honeywell Voice and Voiteq.
Companies are beginning to realize there’s more to lose from offending consumers who are aware of how cheap plastic products feed global warming, choke oceans, kill wildlife and — more slowly — threaten us. This is especially the case when it comes to packaging.