PACKET & PARCEL SORTING: LESS IS MORE
Where do you want to be in three years’ time? This is the question that BÖWE SYSTEC asked the Romanian logistics company Sameday, which has expanded rapidly from a two-man operation to 1,000 employees and has big plans.
Sameday has grown from small beginnings. In 2012 Lucian Baltaru began his career in a garage, just like Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple. However, it’s now quite some time since Sameday has been a small player. In fact the company has just recently won two awards, one for the 2018 Manager of the Year and the other for the Fastest Growing Company. Today the company has a turnover of €30m (US$34m) and has moved from the garage to two large production halls located in Romania’s capital, Bucharest. Until recently the company sorted everything by hand and had 40 people dealing with e-commerce deliveries. Sorting by hand is not always reliable and the company’s rapid growth could not be sustained doing things manually.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication and has paid off in this scenario. What was previously manually sorted by 40 people is now dealt with by a quarter of that number and two OptiSorters. In 5.5 hours it is possible to get through what once took a whole working shift. Fewer staff, faster sorting and reliable processing are the result. It means that around 7,000 postal items are being processed per hour – some 40,000 per day. Sameday was also attracted by lower servicing costs and cost per sorted item. BÖWE SYSTEC’s OptiSorters have not only enabled Sameday to save on labor costs but also to increase its efficiency and its capabilities – and all at a relatively moderate cost. “The greatest benefit we have gained from the OptiSorters is that we can handle more parcels at peak times, and this has enabled us to win new customers.” concludes Baltaru.
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Packet & Parcel Sorting: Less is more