News | January 20, 2017

Barloworld Logistics South Africa Implements Infor WMS With SNS

Barloworld Logistics South Africa Implements Infor WMS With SNS

Johannesburg, January 2017 – SNS, a leading provider of supply chain consultancies and software solutions , is proud to announce it has successfully upgraded the Infor Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) at Barloworld Logistics’ warehouse in Johannesburg.

Established in 2001, Barloworld Logistics has grown into a significant supply chain solutions business  in Southern Africa with complimentary operations in the Middle East. Barloworld Logistics had implemented Infor WMS in its 20,000 square meters’ warehouse for the operation in 2008. As the operation grew and the need for further functionalities became a must, Barloworld Logistics started reviewing various options. After a thorough and detailed evaluation, it was decided to upgrade to the latest version of Infor WMS.

The upgrade project was completed in 5 months and included a redesign of operations, a revamping of interfaces with SAP ERP and a conveyor belt system along with training and various testing phases. One of the objectives was to have a vanilla implementation with no customizations constrained by a fixed go-live date of the 2nd of August. Among the new features of the WMS, Barloworld Logistics is benefiting from built-in packing functions, operational dashboards and various user profiles for both web and handheld applications.
The WMS is currently managing a stock holding of 0.5M, complexity of 25k SKU’s  and receiving just under 10,000 Order lines and shipping around 27,000 Order lines. Single scan receiving allows for minimum inbound time and assignment picking allows for the distribution of tasks equally and without paper to the various pickers.

“We have always trusted the SNS team, their knowledge of warehousing and their experience in WMS implementations,” said Paul Bowers, Executive Information Technology at Barloworld Logistics. “It is these skills that have ensured our project was completed successfully and on-time.”
“We are delighted to have had the chance to work once again with Barloworld Logistics on improving their operations in South Africa,” said Mario Ghosn, General Manager of SNS.

About Barloworld Logistics

Established in 2001, Barloworld Logistics has grown into a significant supply chain solutions business in southern Africa with complimentary operations in the Middle East.
Long-term partnerships with blue chip clients such as Illovo, Nike SA, PPC, Mars, BP, Toyota SA, Unilever, Corobrik, Telkom and Barloworld Equipment, not only highlights our capabilities, but commitment to delivering successful supply chain solutions that work well into the future.

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