Holden Service Parts Operations, a division of General Motors Corporation in Melbourne Australia, utilize the Datamax W-6208 to print labels with pick information as well as large graphics to match orders to customer shipments leaving the distribution centre.
Holden’s labelling requirement involved placing labels on parts being distributed to service centres, manufacturing sites, and customers throughout Asia Pacific.
Holden was looking to streamline their pick system to include customer graphics on the label in addition to bar codes.
Holden’s new labelling requirements customer involved assigning customers specific graphics to be used when a pick sheet is printed for a unit of goods as well as a master label (large label) to go on outer containers which the smaller units are to be placed in.
The picker simply places the same graphics on the outer container and matches it to the unit graphic ensuring the correct items are sent to the correct customer.
Holden compared other printer manufacturers and products before deciding to go with the Datamax W-Class. In selecting a new system, Holden had specific needs such as print speed, processing power, ease of use, user acceptance, design and ruggedness, to name just a few.
“The Datamax W6208 came through with the goods,” says Bradley Jeavons, Project
Manager at insignia, a Datamax VAR in Australia responsible for the integration of the W-Class printers at Holden. It is equally important that the data processing power of the printer be capable of printing large graphics files to support the various label formats of Holden’s customers.
Holden is running Loftware print server plus and Loftware label manager with the support of insignia.