High-end retailer El Palacio has implemented RedPrairie's DLx Warehouse for distribution management in its 300,000-square-foot DC in Mexico City. Formerly, suppliers shipped orders to each El Palacio store directly. Now suppliers ship all products to the distribution center where they are cross-docked for delivery to stores. Distribution costs reportedly have "dramatically" decreased and the company gets better pricing from suppliers since El Palacio can order goods in large volume from vendors and have them shipped to a single facility.
As part of its supply chain solution, El Palacio implemented RedPrairie DLx Supplier to provide real-time collaboration between trading partners. Supplier gives El Palacio the ability to link suppliers into the process flow, enabling them to anticipate receipts, work with advance shipping notices and standardize barcode labels for fast throughput at its warehouse.
"Distribution runs so much more smoothly since implementing RedPrairie. We are saving a lot of time and money in the supply chain. Merchandise gets to the stores much more efficiently, reducing labor costs at the stores and dramatically decreasing our shipping costs," says Carlos Mendez, director for El Palacio.
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