The Varner Group’s automatic distribution centre in Vänersborg, uses Agrippa Improvement for continual improvements of the whole warehouse. The solution is capable of managing non-conformance, incidents and suggestions for improvement for all the work processes at the warehouse.
This is connected to its own management system and also to external suppliers of warehouse materials and systems- This means that when notifications of improvements are received for any individual areaAgrippa Improvements automatically delegates the case to the right individual – internally or externally.
Varner also uses Agrippa Analytics to full scale. This provides a good overview of measures that can be implemented for improvements and streamlining of processes.
Olav Fyldeng at Varner’s comments as follows regarding Agrippa’s solution for continual improvement:
Non-conformance is negative People are fed up with talking about what is negative, and at the end there is a tendency to sweep it under the carpet. People want to be praised, demonstrate that they are on top of their work and contribute to improve the workplace – they don’t want to talk about the fact that things go up and down and that the work place is messy.
This is why the Agrippa systems are a fabulous tool for continual improvements at Varner. The warehouse is a pleasant place to be in and the focus is on a stable operation. By making reporting easily accessible for everyone, we have noticed a huge change in the types and number of issues that arise. Everyone wants to improve themselves, and given such a simple tool everyone contributes to the work of improvement – continually!
Varner is one of Northern Europe’s largest fashion groups with close to 11,000 employees and 1,500 shops across 8 different countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Poland, Germany and Austria.
The group consists of the fashion chains A-Z, Bik Bok, Carlings, Cubus, Days Like This, Dressmann, Dressman XL, Urban, Vivikes, Volt, Wow, Solo, Levi’s Store, Nike Store and Denim & Supply