Big savings for Tiger Brands

July 2012 Access Control & Identity Management, Retail (Industry)

Since the grains division of Tiger Brands implemented a new security sealing system in October 2011, the company has seen a reduction in losses on damage stock returns. At the heart of the system is the Aluvin Secure-Grip tamper-evident security seal, which the inland division of the corporation uses to seal bags containing ‘damage returns’ from retail customers.

All damage returns are placed in tough transparent bags secured with the Aluvin Secure-Grip security seal, a polypropylene pull-through indicative seal with a 4,5 mm strip, a smooth strap for easy application and a metal insert for increased security. The seals are sequentially numbered and the user’s name and logo can be printed if required.

Tiger Brand’s Inland Division operations manager, Pierre van der Linde says that the benefits have been significant.

Pierre van der Linde (Tiger Brands Inland Division operations manager) and Ruben Carrilho (sales representative – Aluvin)
Pierre van der Linde (Tiger Brands Inland Division operations manager) and Ruben Carrilho (sales representative – Aluvin)

“Recently we measured the reduction in stock loss since we started using the Aluvin Secure-Grip seals in October 2011. The exercise compared the period from October last year to January this year to the same period in the previous financial year. In the period October 2010 to January 2011 we lost 233 tons of damage return stock and from October 2011 to January 2012, after implementing the system using the Aluvin Secure-Grip seals, we lost 138 tons, an improvement of nearly 100 tons,” he says.

The damage return loss for period 2011 was 13,43 % and 7,46% for the period 2012 – a reduction of return losses of 5,97%.

Van der Linde adds that this saving is just the beginning and he foresees even better results in the future. “It is a continuously improving process,” he says, “and I have no doubt that this year stock losses on returning damage goods will again be drastically cut.”


Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

A contact-free hotel experience
Issue 7 2020, Technews Publishing , Access Control & Identity Management
Check-in and go straight to your room without stopping at the reception desk at Hotel Sky in Sandton and Cape Town.

AI digitises coronavirus management
Issue 7 2020, NEC XON , Access Control & Identity Management
NEC XON is using NeoFace Watch and specialised thermography cameras to measure temperature and identify employees and visitors.

Combining visual and IR face recognition
Issue 7 2020, Suprema , Access Control & Identity Management
The FaceStation F2 offers face recognition and anti-spoofing performance.

Anviz unveils FaceDeep5
Issue 7 2020, ANVIZ SA , Access Control & Identity Management
Anviz Global has unveiled its new touchless facial recognition identity management and IoT biometric device.

Touchless biometric options
Issue 6 2020, Entry Pro , Access Control & Identity Management
When it comes to estate access control management, the foremost topic of conversation at the moment seems to be the importance of touchless biometrics.

Fast access to Kevro production facilities
Issue 6 2020, Turnstar Systems , Access Control & Identity Management
Employee and visitor access at Kevro’s Linbro Park premises in Gauteng is controlled through eight Dynamic Drop Arm Barriers from Turnstar.

Know your facial recognition temperature scanner
Issue 6 2020, ViRDI Distribution SA , Access Control & Identity Management
Facial recognition with temperature measurement is, for the most part, available in one of two technologies – thermopile and thermography/IRT.

Suprema integrates with Paxton’s Net2 access control
Issue 6 2020, Suprema , Access Control & Identity Management
Suprema has announced it has integrated its devices with Paxton’s access control system, Net2.

Contactless check-in at hotels
Issue 6 2020 , Access Control & Identity Management
Onity has delivered the DirectKey mobile access solution to hotel chains around the globe, which allows for contactless check-in and property access.

UFace facial recognition now in SA
Issue 6 2020, Trac-Tech , Access Control & Identity Management
Trac-Tech has secured the distribution rights to the UFace range of contactless biometric facial recognition and identity management IoT devices.