Pandora picking rates improve by up to 90 percent


Company implements new warehouse management system at Hamburg hub.

Pandora is reporting that its pan-European distribution centre has improved productivity by up to 90% over last year.

A new warehouse management system from BalloonOne is being credited with the improvement related to the number of items that picked per hour at the jewellery brand’s state-of-the-art facility in Hamburg, Germany.

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“We are now into peak season as we fulfil orders for Christmas. We are also launching new products so we need to be as productive as possible. Our primary key performance indicator for productivity is the number of pieces picked an hour. We can see that by comparing year-on-year performance we are seeing picking improvements as high as 90%,” says Kristian Willumsen, vice president, supply chain development, at Pandora.

In its Q2 interim financial report, the publicly listed Pandora said it expects revenue for 2013 to be approximately DKK 8 billion (£0.9 billion) with a profit margin of around 27%.

The company expects to open up to 175 concept stores world-wide to support its network of independent jewellers and franchise store holders.


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