Ehrhardt Partner Group (EPG) says its new Australian office has won a significant warehouse management system (WMS) deal with a major international logistics operator, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.
It says Hellmann will deploy EPG’s LFS WMS at all its Australian warehouses and DCs, and that it comes soon after the LFS was recognised as a Challenger in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems.
“We have been very happy with the launch of our EPG partnership in Australia,” Mark Fitzpatrick, Hellmann APAC Regional Contract Logistics Director, says.
“David and his team have worked tirelessly to ensure that the tight timeline has been achieved to meet the project go-live,” he adds.
The WMS and logistics software provider notes its LFS WFS will help Hellmann to improve its workflow at its three Australian facilities in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.
It says Hellmann recently secured a distribution contract with a global automotive supplier in Australia and both companies will now employ LFS, enabling them to facilitate both stock transfer and natural efficiencies via the single system.
It adds that Hellmann managers took the decision to switch to LFS when it became clear that the previous competitor WMS in operation could not match the new client’s demands.
The LFS is designed for all types of warehouse operations and actively guides the movement of all manual and automated storage units, creating measurable savings.
“By establishing our team here, EPG will be closer to the local market, enabling us to serve our clients better,” David Archer, EPG Head for Sales Australia, and New Zealand, says.
“We aim to prove ourselves in Australia and New Zealand as a priority before we contemplate extending to a broader South Asia presence,” he adds.
He says EPG is confident that it will grow very quickly, and that its experience in other markets gives it good reasons to think like this.
EPG notes continuous improvement is built-in, while a huge range of benefits and applications can be adapted to suit individual customer needs.
With more than 30 proven years of experience, EPG says its software engineering and implementation prowess has optimised supply chains around the world.
“The LFS deployment has been smooth and efficient, especially when compared to our incumbent/legacy WMS,” Mark says. “I have been impressed by the implementation pace and the efficiency that the EPG/Hellmann team attained by working together with one common goal.”
He says he recognises and appreciates the knowledge and commitment that EPG brings to the project and is looking forward to working with the company on more projects.
According to EPG, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics executives were particularly impressed with EPG’s agility, given the tight time constraints it asked the German-based software specialist to fulfil.
EPG says the support of an international company with the repute of Hellmann is a fine endorsement of EPG’s product portfolio and delivery.
“We created a roadmap with the client to make the implementation as smooth as possible, even though time was in short supply,” David says.
“COVID regulations for entry into Australia were another obstacle to overcome, so most early meetings were carried out remotely,” he adds.
He says for Go-Live and Post Go-Live; EPG flew staff to Australia and employed a project manager to assist Hellmann on sites, and that he’s delighted to say the Go-Live in May 2022 was highly successful and trouble-free.
EPG opened its first Australian office in 2022 as it believes the territory offers significant growth opportunities.
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