Barloworld Logistics implements Infor SCE with SNS

Barloworld Logistics South Africa implements Infor SCE with SNS

About the Project

Johan­nes­burg, Janua­ry 2017 – SNS, a lea­ding pro­vi­der of sup­ply chain consul­tan­cies and soft­ware solu­tions, is proud to announce it has suc­cess­ful­ly upgra­ded the Infor SCE Ware­house Mana­ge­ment Solu­tion 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, the cus­to­mer star­ted revie­wing various options. After a tho­rough and detai­led eva­lua­tion, it was deci­ded to upgrade to the latest ver­sion of Infor SCE. 

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.