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The Charles C. Parks Co., a distributor to convenience stores in the southern U.S., will upgrade the supply chain technology in its Gallatin, Tenn.-based warehouse with Retalix PowerWarehouse, Retalix Power Voice and Retalix Power Productivity software solutions.
"As a technology leader in the convenience distribution segment, Retalix impressed us with their full breadth of integrated solutions," says Tom Cripps, chief financial officer at Charles C. Parks. "The company's PowerWarehouse platform in particular offered the flexibility, visibility and reliability we needed to take our distribution operations to the next level."
The reference is to a warehouse management system specifically designed for route-based, multi-stop food distributors. Using barcode scanning and wireless radio frequency technologies, the software automates numerous warehouse operations, including receiving, returns processing, order selection, shipping and inventory control.
Retalix Power Voice uses Vocollect Voice software to take data from PowerWarehouse and upload it to a wireless Vocollect Talkman mobile computer and headset. This enables hands-free picking for warehouse employees, improving order accuracy and productivity while providing real-time inventory updates.
Retalix Power Productivity monitors and measures employee productivity based on company-set standards for various warehouse tasks. The software also provides reports that warehouse management can use to forecast future workloads and schedules.
The Charles C. Parks Co., founded in 1934, distributes to convenience stores in nine southern states.
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