Boxer Superstores Big wheels keep on turning
Big news from Boxer Superstores, a shining star in the Pick n Pay firmament, which has just opened its fourth DC, a 15,000m2 space in Koppiefontein, near Polokwane. It will support Boxer’s 25 superstores in Limpopo and its 14 in Mpumalanga, and will no doubt serve a whole lot more in the years to come. Taking a peek under the bonnet as it were, the facility houses 10,000 storage locations and 2,200 pick faces, with 18 outbound doors for loading and 6 inbound doors for receiving. And really getting into the details now, the DC’s machinery will run on lithium-ion batteries, which save energy and reduce charging time. “The benefit of having the stores in this region DC supplied will be massive,” says Logistics Head of Department for Boxer’s Inland Division Sibusiso Dhladhla, “And the frequency and service levels will ultimately benefit our end customer, the Boxer shopper, which is great.”
Comment: Have we ever mentioned how much we love the supply chain? A latecomer to the notion of centralised distribution, the PnP Group has embraced it warmly in latter years, to its great benefit.