RedPrairie , a consumer driven optimisation company, has announced that ISS Logistics & Production, a French industrial logistics services provider, has chosen the RedPrairie Warehouse Management system to strengthen its offering to customers.
As a result, Warehouse Management was recently implemented at the site of one of ISS Logistics & Production’s clients. The implementation involves a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environment. With the completion of the project, ISS Logistics & Production is set to continue its collaboration with RedPrairie.
ISS Logistics & Production offers Warehouse Management as part of its service package, with implementation carried out by RedPrairie. The first ISS Logistics & Production customer to use Warehouse Management is one of the truck manufacturing facilities in Europe. Its production site covers 10,000 m2 and has an output of more than 200 vehicles a day.
The site assembles trucks sequentially along two production lines, which involves complex inventory management. ISS Logistics & Production created a sequencing centre to ensure that the right part is fed to the right line at the right time. Warehouse Management ensures the optimal storage and management of all assembly parts.
“Using Warehouse Management has resulted in considerable benefits for our customer,” says François Robin.
“Both productivity and stock rotation have improved while the increased automation has reduced the number of errors. In addition, the level of stress among our staff has reduced significantly since the system always tells them precisely which parts to pick and where to bring them. The entire system was implemented in five months’ time, which is remarkably short for a project of this scope. We were also extremely satisfied that the implementation was achieved on time and within budget.”
The RedPrairie solution implemented for ISS Logistics & Production is entirely Web-based. It is hosted in a dedicated data centre that is accessed remotely rather than run on a local server. Staff using the system at the manufacturing site can simply login over a dataline to use the system.
This Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) architecture is a key benefit for the end customer, since they do not have to invest in their own IT systems. They simply pay a fixed monthly fee covering the use of the system and the remote server, as well as all support, licences, and system management. The end customer can thus spread their IT cost over time, without the hassles of having to manage the system.
“RedPrairie continues to strengthen its position in the manufacturing market,” adds Martin Hiscox, President and Managing Director International at RedPrairie. “Our strong offering builds on many years of experience working with top global manufacturers. We are looking forward to continuing this successful association with ISS in the future.”
ISS Logistics & Production (2400 partners in France - present on more than 120 customer sites) is an industrial operator at the service of the process and the product that offers services in line with the ISS group strategy: ISS Logistics & Production offers a wide range of service solutions, from single services to fully Integrated Facility Services (IFS) that combine all of the customer's service and support functions into one single solution.
ISS Logistics & Production has five lines of service to be able to work at every stage of the customer production process (Production logistics, Quality control, Production delegation, Industrial maintenance, Administrative processing).
Its response is based on 4 fields:
- Technical re-engineering
- Social engineering
- Economic and financial engineering
- Contractual and regulatory engineering