That's why Logistica, supply chain experts in their own right, turned to SNS for the implementation of their Warehouse Management System (WMS). Logistica recognized that SNS has an acute understanding of all the intricacies of warehouse operations, and the capability to fine-tune warehouse operations to optimum levels.
The Infor WMS system implemented for Logistica has its work cut out for it: their "6th of October" warehouse is 32,000 square meters, of which 2,900 square meters are allotted for cold storage. Logistica's product storage needs are considerable as well: among their 13,224 SKUs are a range of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), food industry items, perishables, pharmaceuticals, and telecom products. The pallets, cases and broken cases that are handled are transacted on an average of 1,550 Receiving lines, 3,700 Picking lines and 2900 Shipment lines daily. That's a highly dynamic warehouse, and thus their management system has to be robust.
The scope of information – from Receiving to Shipping – that the Infor WM system needed to dynamically update, store and track is significant:
• Manufacturing Date;
• Expiration Date;
• Airway Bill Number;
• Client Delivery Number;
• SKU Status;
• Pallet Status;
• Serial Number.
With 15,500 pallet positions (6,500 in cold storage) and a cross-docking operation on top, that's a mighty task that relies on the shoulders of the WMS, but SNS made sure that the software implementation was up to the demands. In addition to the setting up operating procedures and deploying the Infor WMS to match them, SNS also integrated the application with Carrefour’s system GIEN, to minimize data entry and automatically synchronize both systems.
“Going live with our WMS in a record time was a great challenge we needed to achieve and with the steady hand of SNS, we accomplished it," said Sherif Abdel Messih Chief Strategy Officer of the company.
Logistica. "SNS is one of the truly remarkable companies in the Middle East, employing professional and experienced consultants. Their knowledge of 3PL operations and the Infor WMS solution is a huge benefit to companies like ours."
Logistica is part of a supply chain group of companies that manages and operates end-to-end logistics services including freight forwarding, customs clearance, transport, warehousing, and distribution. Through our local business partners, we can assist our clients’ needs as part of the total supply chain management solution from any part of the world.
We provide the necessary resources to complement our clients’ logistic service requirements and to enhance their supply chain efficiency. Through our flexible and reliable solutions we can cover companies who seek either cold, A/C, or dry storage space in a wide range of industries.
Our vision is to be the market leader in logistics, addressing our clients’ current and emerging needs for swift, agile and cost effective supply chain solutions, in Egypt, Africa, and the MENA region.
SNS (Supply Network Solutions) has earned its esteemed reputation in supply chain services through a deep track record of successful projects, from consulting and training to solution development, implementation, systems integration and support. SNS’s expert team includes operational and technical consultants, highly knowledgeable in the supply chain and logistics industry. The primary objective at SNS will always be to minimize your logistics costs, increase your visibility and control over your supply network and maximize the productivity and efficiency of your human resources. SNS (sns-emea.com) has offices in Dubai, Jeddah, Johannesburg and Beirut; its customers and partners are spread across the globe.