WMS Helps Speed Up Logistics Processes
EUROLOGIC, a logistics operator and 3PL provider in the Moscow area, has implemented Infor Supply Chain Execution, a warehouse management system.
Infor is a provider of business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud.
System deployment was carried out by LT Management, an Infor partner, and has enabled EUROLOGIC to organize processes at three logistics centers it owns, with 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 existing practices,” said Alexey Kharin, Chief Development Officer at EUROLOGIC. “It provides operation stability and quick response, as well as flexible modifications. The solution could even be scaled up twice to support more than five storage sites. That gives us technological capability for business expansion.”
EUROLOGIC keeps on improving its processes and implementing new opportunities together with Infor and LT Management. For example, there are plans to support mobile workers with an RF terminal to check correctness of picking.
“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,” said ,” said Dmitry Martynov, the Infor representative in Russia and the CIS. “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.”