Enterprise application software company SAP has helped Linfox create a custom digital warehouse solution (DWS) to optimise the end-to-end operations of its warehouse sites.
Additionally, SAP is providing support to Linfox’s multiuser functionality and scalability and streamlining its customer onboarding processes.
The SAP Warehouse Management (EWM) application was used to create Linfox’s custom DWS. Implementation of the solution across its warehouse sites was completed at the end of 2020.
“DWS powered by SAP has freed our team members to focus on higher value tasks, increasing our flexibility as a logistics partner,” says Nick Delija, Chief Information Officer, Linfox.
“This was particularly crucial during the pandemic when managing distribution of vaccines. DWS has also increased our speed to market, bolstering our competitiveness and exceeding customer expectations. When we work with SAP to seamlessly integrate with automation solutions, there’s a lot of benefits.”
The implementation enabled Linfox to integrate various automation solutions that were running across different sites, centralising, and streamlining crucial processes including inventory management, picking, putaway, cold chain storage, dock appointment scheduling, cross-docking, and dangerous goods management.
Three of Linfox’s warehouse sites are now completely automated through DWS, with technology including automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), robotic palletisers, and the latest goods-to-person warehouse solutions.
“The transport, logistics and supply chain sectors have undergone significant change over the last few years, driven by ongoing pandemic-related disruption, and being able to react quickly to unexpected market and supply chain disruptions is critical to success,” says Damien Bruno, President and Managing Director, SAP Australia and New Zealand.
“Working with Linfox, we’re helping them to centralise systems and streamline processes through real-time visibility of warehouse operations, which has enabled them to better respond to market changes and disruptions, free up resources from administrative activities, and focus on driving business growth.”
Introducing DWS has streamlined Linfox’s customer onboarding process, condensing the previous onboarding timeline from four months to only four to six weeks. This allows Linfox to provide a cost-effective, speed-to-market solution that ultimately benefits its customers.
The solution will play a vital part in standardising business processes across the organisation, enabling strategic reporting, the provision of real-time data and further investment in automation to better serve its customers.
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