IATCO Dammam launches its new 3PL Operation with SNS
Dubai, Feb 2009 – SNS, the leading provider of supply chain solutions in the Gulf and Middle-East, is proud to announce the Go-Live of Infor Warehouse Management Solution at IATCO’s Third Party Logistics warehouse in Dammam, KSA.
IATCO took over the operation of the P&G warehouses in Dammam handling finished goods (mainly detergents) originating from the P&G factories and serving as a distribution hub for the Gulf and Middle-East region.
IATCO is now handling two P&G warehouses of several sheds and with a total area of 20,000m2. The storage system is constituted mainly of moles, bulk stacking and drive in with some selective areas for case picking. The challenges of the project were mainly related to a high speed operation, a detailed 3PL billing process and a high accuracy requirement from P&G.
The solution included a full integration with P&G SAP system. Interfaces included multiple touch points such as Advance Shipment Notice import and export, Shipment Orders import and Export, Hold Management, Stock Adjustment and Inventory Reconciliation.
SNS’ expertise provided IATCO with a smooth transition from P&G staff, on site support and real-time solutions for operational issues. The integration solution ensured minimum order cycle, increased response time and systems synchronization with P&G SAP.
“We are grateful for SNS' expert team, for their professionalism and knowledge which was reflected in the successful implementation of Infor WM at IATCO Dammam,” said Hisham El-Sawi, Supply Chain Manager at IATCO. “With their assistance, the system operated reliably since the first day.”
“SNS continues to show its professionalism and expertise in implementing Warehouse Management Solutions for Tier 1 companies in the Middle-East”
With nearly 70 years of experience as specialists in distributing fast moving consumer goods, IATCO presents a unique combination of benefits to the companies we serve. Our unsurpassed knowledge of the Saudi Arabia market has resulted in long lasting relationships with our brand partners. IATCO’s extensive distribution network reaches every retail channel and we have earned the trust of Saudi retailers over decades. We offer a broad range of services including distribution, sales and marketing, and operational expertise from supply chain management to merchandising. IATCO’s advanced information systems maximize efficiency and ensure top quality client support.
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SNS (Supply Network Solutions) is a leading provider of superior supply chain services including distribution center design, system integration and implementation, training, support, solution development and supply chain consulting. SNS provides its services to companies operating in various industries such as third party logistics, distribution, wholesale, retail and freight forwarding. SNS’ cutting-edge services are delivered by a professional team of supply chain specialists with a highly customer-oriented culture.
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