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.
“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.”
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