Cambridge Food Improves Warehouse Productivity by 250% with Manhattan Associates WMS

Cambridge Food is a business division of Massmart and South Africa’s latest entrant into the retail grocery arena, serving the low income food retail consumer market. It has an overriding emphasis on providing fresh products to its customers. The service departments within its stores—bakery, butchery, fruit and vegetables and takeaways—are therefore a critical part of its overall offering and ensure the business delivers quality, fresh products at great value in a safe, clean and respectful shopping environment.

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Halfords – WMS that Flexes to Meet Requirements Irrespective of Size and Growth Strategy

The UK’s largest retailer for car parts, car enhancement, cycles and travel solutions, Halfords has 433 stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland and two in the Czech Republic. Halfords’ customers can also shop online at www.halfords.com, and the warehouses support the fulfilment of orders placed via the Web. The company’s legacy warehouse management system dated from the late 1990s. Being largely manual, the system was complicated to use and had become increasingly difficult to support technically. Halfords chose Manhattan’s Warehouse Management solution to manage all three of its distribution centres. The Manhattan solution interfaces with Halfords’ enterprise resource planning (ERP) system from SAP, which is in place at all three distribution sites. “The warehouse management system that Manhattan Associates implemented has increased our availability, cut down lead times and can handle any peaks in demand through our supply chain,” said Mark Shirley Director Group Supply Chain. “We’ve got greater visibility across our three sites, and with the slotting function we can also look at improving our picking processes. Currently the system is showing us that it will be able to flex with our business needs, irrespective of how ambitious our growth strategy becomes.”

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Gray’s Online – WMS Deployment to Fulfill Online Shopping Requirements

GraysOnline employs more than 440 people throughout Australia & New Zealand incorporating a highly trained customer service team as well as experts across more than 70 product categories ranging from electronic goods and wine, to automotive and mining equipment. In total, the company sells around 150,000 items each month to both consumers and businesses. With 20% growth year-over-year for the past decade, GraysOnline, needed to reengineer and streamline its supply chain to support rapid growth. The company selected Manhattan SCALE™ based on its flexibility, rich functionality and robust platform. As a result, GraysOnline has gained greater control and visibility across the entire supply chain, achieved 15-20% productivity improvement across the board, reduced order cycle time from four days to just one, and doubled order picking capacity.

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