A High-End WMS Solution

For a High-End Food Products’ Distribution

Dec 11, 2014

Dubai, December 2014 – SNS, a leading provider of consultancies and solutions for Supply Chain, is proud to announce the successful go-live of the Infor SCE Warehouse Management Solution at Greenhouse warehouse, a primary distributor of premium brands of imported food products in the UAE.

Greenhouse selects SNS

About the Project

Dubai, December 2014 – SNS, a leading provider of consultancies and solutions for Supply Chain, is proud to announce the successful go-live of the Infor SCE Warehouse Management Solution at Greenhouse warehouse, a primary distributor of premium brands of imported food products in the UAE.

Greenhouse was established in 1977 and acquired by BPC Group in 2007.

Greenhouse imports mainly European products: dairy products, bakery products, salami, salmon, foie gras, mushrooms, truffles, vinegar, oil, etc., as well as Thai products. The company also operates as a distributor of pastry equipment, kitchen utensils, bakery molds, etc. Having products with very short shelf-lives and high value meant that Greenhouse needed a Best of Breed WMS that will guarantee on time shipment and the proper stock rotation. That is where they turned to SNS for support.

The Infor SCE solution implemented by SNS offered Greenhouse the ability to go paperless on many of their operations. A built-in RF Handheld application allowed Greenhouse to scan and capture various data on receiving including expiry dates, determine the optimal storage location based on system designed strategies as well as confirm picking in real-time. The integration developed by SNS with Greenhouse ERP ensures data synchronization as well as minimum effort to transfer information.

The solution allowed Greenhouse to have full traceability on their operations including on stage sorting and loading which was only available on paper beforehand. The ability to count stocks while operation is running will also enable Greenhouse to maintain constant stock accuracy. The solution will also facilitate the move to the new facility Greenhouse is building and should be ready in 2016.

“It was not an easy project especially in high season and short shelf-life of our items” said Ziad Abdel Massih, Head of Operations at Greenhouse. “But SNS team was there all the way, providing 24hour support during go-live and involving as many resources needed to ensure we go-live successfully.”

“A 24hour operation is always a tough one to support in go-lives since you have minimal down-time but we managed to do it and in the peak season of Greenhouse nonetheless,” said Mohammed Obaidah, Director of Services at SNS. “We are pleased with the success and I take this opportunity to thank both Greenhouse and SNS teams for the efforts they have put.”

Dubai, December 2014 – SNS, a leading provider of consultancies and solutions for Supply Chain, is proud to announce the successful go-live of the Infor SCE Warehouse Management Solution at Greenhouse warehouse, a primary distributor of premium brands of imported food products in the UAE.

Greenhouse was established in 1977 and acquired by BPC Group in 2007.

Greenhouse imports mainly European products: dairy products, bakery products, salami, salmon, foie gras, mushrooms, truffles, vinegar, oil, etc., as well as Thai products. The company also operates as a distributor of pastry equipment, kitchen utensils, bakery molds, etc. Having products with very short shelf-lives and high value meant that Greenhouse needed a Best of Breed WMS that will guarantee on time shipment and the proper stock rotation. That is where they turned to SNS for support.

The Infor SCE solution implemented by SNS offered Greenhouse the ability to go paperless on many of their operations. A built-in RF Handheld application allowed Greenhouse to scan and capture various data on receiving including expiry dates, determine the optimal storage location based on system designed strategies as well as confirm picking in real-time. The integration developed by SNS with Greenhouse ERP ensures data synchronization as well as minimum effort to transfer information.

The solution allowed Greenhouse to have full traceability on their operations including on stage sorting and loading which was only available on paper beforehand. The ability to count stocks while operation is running will also enable Greenhouse to maintain constant stock accuracy. The solution will also facilitate the move to the new facility Greenhouse is building and should be ready in 2016.

“It was not an easy project especially in high season and short shelf-life of our items” said Ziad Abdel Massih, Head of Operations at Greenhouse. “But SNS team was there all the way, providing 24hour support during go-live and involving as many resources needed to ensure we go-live successfully.”

“A 24hour operation is always a tough one to support in go-lives since you have minimal down-time but we managed to do it and in the peak season of Greenhouse nonetheless,” said Mohammed Obaidah, Director of Services at SNS. “We are pleased with the success and I take this opportunity to thank both Greenhouse and SNS teams for the efforts they have put.”

Greenhouse was established in 1977 and acquired by BPC Group in 2007. Greenhouse Imports mainly European products: dairy products, bakery products, salami, salmon, foie gras, mushrooms, truffles, vinegar, oil etc, as well as Thai products. The Company also operates as a distributor of pastry equipment, kitchen utensils, bakery molds etc.

Greenhouse Headquarters are located in Sharjah with distribution centers in Sharjah, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi with branches in Qatar and Oman. Greenhouse is present in every hotel, fine restaurant, and supermarket in UAE. Greenhouse is a reference of all retail managers, F&B directors, purchasing managers, chefs. 35 years of uninterrupted business relationships with the top hotels, airlines, retailers, etc. Exclusive supplier to the French Navy, based in Abu Dhabi and Fujairah.

About the Client

Greenhouse was established in 1977 and acquired by BPC Group in 2007. Greenhouse Imports mainly European products: dairy products, bakery products, salami, salmon, foie gras, mushrooms, truffles, vinegar, oil etc, as well as Thai products. The Company also operates as a distributor of pastry equipment, kitchen utensils, bakery molds etc.

Greenhouse Headquarters are located in Sharjah with distribution centers in Sharjah, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi with branches in Qatar and Oman. Greenhouse is present in every hotel, fine restaurant, and supermarket in UAE. Greenhouse is a reference of all retail managers, F&B directors, purchasing managers, chefs. 35 years of uninterrupted business relationships with the top hotels, airlines, retailers, etc. Exclusive supplier to the French Navy, based in Abu Dhabi and Fujairah.