Supermercados Covirán, the second-largest food distributor in Spain, has been a cooperative of food retailers servicing Spain, Portugal and surrounding areas since 1961. The cooperative needed a solution to help them make the successful transition from primarily a cash-and-carry operating model to distribution. With a logistics partner, the co-op explored more efficient picking support technologies and chose Honeywell Voice and its rugged and ergonomic headsets, microphones and intelligent voice synthesizers. The move enabled its DC workers to enjoy hands-free, eyes-free picking while providing the technology infrastructure to support the company’s new business model.
Here's how an innovative multi-level lift truck design can expand the “golden zone” of the pick face, enabling new slotting strategies that increase capacity and picking efficiency, reduce labor and storage requirements and decrease overall materials handling costs.
Your business can change unexpectedly and how you respond to these changes can be the difference between success and failure. Today, you have access to more information than ever to help guide your decisions but far too often this can be overwhelming. Most are not ready to take on the increase in information in a meaningful way.
Advanced sales and operations planning (S&OP) allows you to turn information into actionable insights that fuel your digital supply chain, uncover new opportunities and mitigate risks. An S&OP process can help fuel collaboration, ensure the company operates on a single plan that supports your financial and service levels goals.
In this featured special report, we examine how S&OP can help you mitigate risks, plan for the unexpected and propel your business forward.
With greater reliance on trading partners, complex supply networks and customer demands, running an intelligent supply chain has never been more vital. Explore the value of linking direct spend sourcing with design, manufacturing and planning processes to build an intelligent digital supply chain.
Challenge: A global food company was experiencing flat revenue and struggling to increase market share with demanding consumer expectations for ingredients and prices. Financial forecast credibility was debated, and plans were not consolidated. With a projected $100-million profit gap, timely accurate data was difficult to receive.