Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced it has deployed WMS from the Infor SCE suite at another warehouse of LADA Image, the official distributor of spare parts for LADA automobiles.
LADA Image provides the package of services needed to ensure repair and maintenance of LADA automobiles in the domestic market as well as in neighboring countries and beyond. LADA Image has a far-reaching dealer network all over Russia and several large warehouses in different regions of the country. Currently, average monthly sales of spare parts by LADA Image exceed 1.5 billion rubles. In 2012, the company faced the task to replace the obsolete inventory accounting system with a modern WMS solution which would be easily scalable given increasing goods flows and new storage site, as well as adaptable to changes in goods processing requirements. LADA Image chose Infor WMS, and employed LT Management as an integrator. At first, the solution was implemented at the warehouse in Tolyatti, and then at the new sites in Yekaterinburg and Tver. This latest deployment of Infor WMS was conducted by LADA Image's own IT team using regular system capabilities with a minimum level of participation of external consultants.
The new Infor WMS has provided transparent and flexible inventory accounting, automated day-to-day accounting, and sped up order processing. It has also automated procurement and container sizing processes. Thus, LADA Image has been able to maintain utilization of containers at 84-87%. And the error in cell accounting has decreased to 0.00016%.
"The Infor WMS solution is noted for a well-developed basic functionality,'transparent' system algorithms and flexible parametrization of the existing algorithms," says Alexander Panin, Logistics Director at LADA Image. "Integration of the WMS solution has helped us reach a number of important strategic goals such as commissioning of the new site, reaching high QSA performance within our dealer network and expansion of the regional warehouse network."
"Infor WMS enables us to quickly, and with minimal effort, automate new facilities by integrating them into a single information environment, enabling companies to implement business development plans without any possible restrictions within Infor WMS", says Boris Frolov, CIO at LADA Image.
"Infor solutions meet most of new business requirements using existing system functionality without any need for further enhancement," notes Dmitry Martynov, Official Infor Representative in Russia and CIS states. "This facilitates solutions scaling and provides more freedom to the customer in terms of setup and operation".
LADA Image is planning to extend Infor SCE use, in particular, to implement the Labor Management functionality at the existing sites.
About LADA Image
"LADA Image" JSC is official distributors of spare parts for LADA cars in Russian and other countries. The goal of LADA Image (lada-image.ru) is to provide end consumers, LADA car owners, the necessary range of services for the organization of the repair and maintenance of vehicle throughout their life cycle.
About LT Management
LT Management (lt-m.ru) is a consulting company specializing in warehouse logistics. For over 7 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 aware of warehouse management responsibility and we pay special attention to our clients' needs for risk minimization and high business performance. Company specialists have completed over 15 projects for warehouse automation in Russia and CIS states. We approach 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. We pay special attention to function support of our 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.