Warehouse management solution streamlines processes for KSA retail and wholesale leader
Infor, the industry cloud company, recently announced that SACO, a retail and wholesale leader in the KSA region, has deployed Infor WMS (warehouse management system) with Infor ION, and third-party application, Loftware Labelling.
The Infor WMS, which is fully integrated with SACO’s SAP ERP platform using Infor ION, is set to optimise order processing and picking, enhance put-away, and expedite the loading and validation processes. The project was managed by Infor partner SNS, a leading provider of supply chain consultancy and software implementation.
Infor WMS will support SACO’s warehouse operations, which are managed by their logistics services provider MEDSCAN, following a merger in 2016. MEDSCAN’s innovative and integrated logistics solutions encompass the best professionals, processes and systems to move products more efficiently, and will capitalise on the Infor WMS portal in particular to streamline financials and billing for the retail and wholesale giant, a press communiqué stated.
With eight warehouses, high order volumes and SKUs in excess of 40,000, SACO needed a solution to optimise performance across its warehouse management. As well as enhancing its picking processes, the retail and wholesale leader needed to facilitate seamless integration with its ERP platform to ensure a real time view of operations at any given time and expedite decision-making.
“We needed a robust and scalable warehouse management solution with the in-depth functionality to support large volumes or orders and a wide product range across our eight warehouses,” commented Ibrahim Mahmoud, Group CIO, SACO.
“Our merger with SACO five years ago represented a huge milestone for MEDSCAN and we see the deployment of Infor WMS as the next big development in driving value for our customers,” remarked Hussain Al Abdullah, General Manager, MEDSCAN.
“The WMS deployment including the flexible integration capabilities will allow MEDSCAN to get new customers onboard quickly and smoothly. Infor WMS in particular is really impressive, providing dashboards and KPI insights in an intuitive and user-friendly format,” he continued.
“The scale of this deployment was huge, with additional challenges brought about by the integration requirements, and need to manage the project remotely because of the pandemic,” noted Mohammed Obaidah, Director of Services, SNS. SACO, established in 1985, is a pioneer in the hardware retail and wholesale business, the largest total-solution home improvement superstore in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Currently, there are 32 SACO retail outlets in 18 cities throughout the Kingdom.