Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced the deployment of a warehouse management system, Infor Supply Chain Execution, at EUROLOGIC, a logistics operator and 3PL provider owning several warehouses in the Moscow region for temporary storage, safe custody and logistics storage of their clients' goods.
System deployment was successfully carried out by LT Management, an Infor partner, and has enabled EUROLOGIC organize processes at three logistics centers it owns, with 14 to 15,000 pallet positions each, employing 450 people in total. This has significantly improved performance at all sites: streamlining and speeding up the processes of customer request processing, goods picking for delivery and counterfeit goods detection.
Currently, Infor Supply Chain Execution supports all the company's logistics processes, and thanks to effective management the warehouse space utilization coefficient reaches 0.8. Warehouse managers have access to consolidated data on the total goods movement chain: from receipt and allocation at the warehouse to shipping to the client. Currently, the system is operated by more than 200 people in total: stock managers, operators, inventory and quality assurance specialists.
The solution was integrated with open reporting systems and ERP. In the course of operation, several additional functions were implemented. An external control and packing module allows operators to check quickly whether the goods were picked correctly before packing for transportation. A modified cross-docking module keeps record of goods delivered to the warehouse and shipment without accounting recognition, which makes the shipment process faster.
The counterfeit monitoring function is an interesting option based on Infor SCE. Before sending goods to the client, the system assigns a secret code to each of the items. During store inspection it allows the clients to check it against the item listing and see whether the certain item is the one shipped from the warehouse or a counterfeit.
"Compared to competitors' solutions, Infor SCE has a friendlier user interface and enables us to use the existing practices. It provides operation stability and quick response, as well as flexible modifications. The solution could even be scaled up twice to support more than 4-5 storage sites - that gives us technological capability for business expansion," said Alexey Kharin, Chief Development Officer at EUROLOGIC.
EUROLOGIC keeps on improving its processes and implementing new opportunities together with Infor and LT Management. For example, there are plans to create a mobile workplace with an RF terminal to check correctness of picking, i.e. to perform a so-called output order control.
"Today, companies are forced into a continuous search for the ways to reduce costs through effective logistics management, increased warehouse performance and capacity, and reduced stocks. Infor SCE improves transparency of warehouse processes and increases resource utilization efficiency and shipment accuracy. Using this single information system, managers can track goods movement and be certain about accurate delivery," said Dmitry Martynov, official Infor representative in Russia and the CIS.
EUROLOGIC was established in 2005. Extensive experience in such a peculiar and complicated logistics segment as beauty and perfume products was a ground for quality provision of various services in this field. Initially, the company was mainly dealing with beauty and perfume products providers. But as the storage capacities grew, new activities emerged, now including:
• Perfumery / Cosmetics;
• Foodstuffs (Chocolate);
• Nutritional supplements used in animal husbandry;
• Presentation and advertising materials;
• Home appliances;
• Industrial equipment;
• Heating and climate control systems.
Now the company is a logistic operator and 3PL provider implementing complex solutions proposed by the logistics services customer. EUROLOGIC uses the most advanced warehouse technologies to improve efficiency of all business processes. The company employs more than 500 highly qualified specialists. For more information, please visit: eurologic.ru/.
About LT Management
LT Management (lt-m.ru) is a consulting company specializing in software management for warehouse logistics. For more than seven years, the company has been a specialist in warehouse automation using state-of-the-art western IT solutions. The company has a vast experience of managing its own 3PL business. It has controlled seven warehouse complexes in Russia. Total warehouse area was more than 150 thousand square meters, including the biggest distribution center in Moscow Region with the area of 70 thousand square meters where narrow aisle technologies were used. LT Management is an expert in warehouse management responsibility and pays special attention to clients' needs for risk minimization and high business performance. Company specialists have completed over 15 projects for warehouse automation in Russia and CIS states. It approaches every IT system implementation at a warehouse individually and pay special attention to subsequent client support. Through warehouse optimization the company introduces employee incentive systems based on data from the implemented systems. It pays special attention to function support of clients and continuous improvement of the warehouse IT infrastructure. Since 2009, LT Management has been an official Infor partner.
Infor (infor.com) builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for select industries delivered as a cloud service. With 14,000 employees and customers in more than 200 countries and territories, Infor automates critical processes for industries including healthcare, manufacturing, fashion, wholesale distribution, hospitality, retail, and public sector. Infor software helps eliminate the need for costly customization through embedded deep industry domain expertise. Headquartered in New York City, Infor is also home to one of the largest creative agencies in Manhattan, Hook & Loop, focused on delivering a user experience that is fun and engaging. Infor deploys its cloud applications primarily on the Amazon Web Services cloud and open source platforms.