Executive Briefings

Sweet Pickings:-Manufacturer's Fulfillment and Distribution Operations Symbolize Efficiency and Accuracy

Challenge: The leader in the dark and premium chocolate industry needed to update its manual, paper-based order and fulfillment operation, and "right size" capacity and establish repeatable processes across its distribution center network.

Solution: We collaborated with the customer to develop and implement a customized Web-based ordering system. A fulfillment management system greatly enhanced the quality of the operation while optimizing efficiency.

For the customer's two distribution centers, we installed RedPrairie® DLxP to integrate with the existing systems, applications, products, and SAP.

A computer-aided labor management system provides inputs on KPIs to measure the effectiveness of the operations and consistently evaluates improvements in efficiency.

Results: The fulfillment operation reduced inventory levels and monitored product expiration dates, saving $25,000. Also, productivity rose 25%.

The DCs surpassed baseline KPI goals, and users of the WMS could access information on demand for any activities performed while providing inventory status in the building.

About the Solution Provider: GENCO ATC is North America's 2nd largest and a Global Top 25 3PL provider.  The company is the leader in product lifecycle logistics solutions for a diverse range of customers, including many Fortune 500 companies in the technology, consumer goods, retail, healthcare and automotive markets and the federal government.

Web:  www.gencoatc.com

Email:  solution@gencoatc.com

Phone:  1-800-378-9671

Solution: We collaborated with the customer to develop and implement a customized Web-based ordering system. A fulfillment management system greatly enhanced the quality of the operation while optimizing efficiency.

For the customer's two distribution centers, we installed RedPrairie® DLxP to integrate with the existing systems, applications, products, and SAP.

A computer-aided labor management system provides inputs on KPIs to measure the effectiveness of the operations and consistently evaluates improvements in efficiency.

Results: The fulfillment operation reduced inventory levels and monitored product expiration dates, saving $25,000. Also, productivity rose 25%.

The DCs surpassed baseline KPI goals, and users of the WMS could access information on demand for any activities performed while providing inventory status in the building.

About the Solution Provider: GENCO ATC is North America's 2nd largest and a Global Top 25 3PL provider.  The company is the leader in product lifecycle logistics solutions for a diverse range of customers, including many Fortune 500 companies in the technology, consumer goods, retail, healthcare and automotive markets and the federal government.

Web:  www.gencoatc.com

Email:  solution@gencoatc.com

Phone:  1-800-378-9671