Founded in 1814, Loch Lomond Whiskies can trace its roots back to the Littlemill distillery, which was established in 1772 and is thought to be one of the oldest in the world. Its current malt and grain distilleries, in Alexandria, Dunbartonshire on the banks of Loch Lomond, were built in the 1960s and are among only a few in the industry to maintain an onsite cooperage. The malt distillery at Alexandria also features a unique combination of traditional swan neck and distinctive straight-necked pot stills, enabling it to produce a diverse range of flavour profiles.
After experiencing a phase of sustained business growth and investment, following the company’s acquisition in 2014 by private equity group Exponent, Loch Lomond has transformed the scale of its business.
Much more efficient finished goods put away
“Implementing Indigo WMS will allow us to make finished goods put away much more efficient and ensure we are achieving a higher proportion of on time in full (OTIF) shipped pallets, which is critical for customer satisfaction.”
Tony Brewerton, Plant Director, Loch Lomond Group
Indigo WMS is essential to company transition
Loch Lomond Group appointed Indigo Software to implement Indigo WMS to more efficiently manage put away, picking and sales order processing within 5 of its bonded warehouses. Loch Lomond Group’s investment in Indigo WMS is seen as an essential part of the company’s transition to become a leading global whisky producer. Implementing a warehouse management system allows the company to automate the management of incoming raw materials and finished goods, plus improve sales order processing.
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Indigo WMS toasts success with new Loch Lomond Whiskies project
Traceability is an important consideration for Loch Lomond, to maintain accurate product records and guard against counterfeited goods. Each bottle produced has a unique lot code identifier denoting the line, date and time of production. Indigo WMS is supporting this process by capturing lot code information at the goods inwards stage and tracing it right through to the end customer. This enables Loch Lomond to verify product authenticity and demonstrate that the duty has been paid.read the Loch Lomond Indigo WMS press release