Conad Adriatico’s multi-channel distribution centre fulfillment and supply chain network overhaul succeeds with IBS Dynaman WMS

IBS Dynaman’s Advanced Warehouse Management Solution helped Conad Adriatico improve its warehouse productivity up to 20%, without disrupting partner efficiency.

Conad Adriatico is one of eight cooperatives owned by Conad, the largest cooperative in Italy. Conad coordinates activities among independent retailers operating in Marche, Abruzzo, Molise, Basilicata and Puglia as well as in Albania.

Conad Adriatico was founded in 1972 by 22 entrepreneurs who joined together in an association to improve their collective buying power.

The distribution network model represents a modern and innovative multichannel cooperative of 380 branded retail outlets, including:

  • E. Leclerc (9stores)
  • Conad Superstore (15 stores)
  • Conad (78 stores)
  • Conad City (120 stores)
  • Todis (21 stores)
  • Margherita (87 stores)
  • L’alimentare (50 stores)

“We have been using IBS Dynaman since 2005 and its advanced capabilities helped us optimize our San Salvo distribution center leading to improved customer service.”
Conad Adriatico, Italia

Faster delivery from a single distribution warehouse

Conad Adriatico’s goal was to enable its San Salvo food and beverage distribution center, located in the Chieti province (Abruzzo region), to supply all 380 stores along the Adriatic Coast using direct ground transport.

Conad Adriatico chose IBS Dynaman to enhance its inventory management, dock and yard management, reception, put-away, replenishment, picking, packing, consolidation and loading operations across its diverse network and product mix.

Excellent implementation

Implementation required different warehouse areas to reorganize separately, while supporting Conad Adriatico’s ongoing ability to operate without disrupting partner activities.

IBS Dynaman’s user-friendly design helped Conad Adriatico successfully implement new resources quickly. This enabled the company to efficiently manage peak workflows, effectively doubling turnover during the summer months.

“IBS Dynaman positively impacted our productivity. For example, the application’s flexible picking and put-away functionality allowed us to make better use of our dynamic locations, relieving storage-related issues across the network,” said Claudio Mazzetelli, Conad Adriatico Logistics Director.

Fast ROI

In effect, IBS Dynaman improved Conad Adriatico’s warehouse productivity by 20%, accelerating payback through the significant efficiencies realized during the company’s peak seasons.

“We were looking for a software company to help us expand and streamline our San Salvo distribution center operations, enabling us to deliver both fresh and frozen food across the network. IBS proved to be the ideal partner.”
Conad Adriatico, Italia

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Company profile

Name: Conad Adriatico
Region: Italy
Operation: Distribution
Products: Fresh and frozen food
Website: http://www.conad.it

Issues

  • Dramatic business growth
  • Business partners’ issues tracking and inventory
  • Slow system response times
  • Need to manage peak situations

Solutions

IBS Dynaman manages warehouse processes and operations including:

  • Inbound: reception, put-away, quality control.
  • Storage: inventory management, dynamic locations, replenishment, counting (inline, offline).
  • Outbound: picking, packing, consolidation, loading.
  • Dock & yard management.
  • Advanced functions such as cross-docking, sequencing, reverse logistics.
  • Value-added services performed during put-away, replenishment or picking. Typical applications include customer-specific labeling and information acquisition (i.e., for perishable goods).

Capabilities

  • Complete radio frequency management
  • Graphical warehouse situation view, in real-time, regarding locations and activities
  • Multi-warehouse / multi owner
  • Billing for business owner (3PL)
  • Ad-hoc Reporting
  • Measuring overall performance warehouse for activities and operators

Value

  • 20% improvement in warehouse productivity
  • Simplified peak situations management
  • Improved partner efficiency
  • Fast ROI
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