Off-the-shelf warehouse management solution

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Westler Foods has installed a WMS following a decision to bring logistics back in-house

Snack food producer Westler Foods has installed an off-the shelf warehousing management system (WMS) from ATMS following a decision to bring distribution and warehousing back in-house.

"We had previously been using a third party distribution company to handle our warehousing and deliveries but the high costs and inadequate service levels forced us to rethink our operations," says Charlie Breese, Westler's warehouse and distribution manager.

The WMS needed to cater for the product range, all ambient foodstuffs but with varied use-by-dates. There was also the requirement for the system to provide quality control and 'positive release' on food batches after the production phase.

On its consultant's recommendation, Westler opted to install the ATMS StockTrackPLUS WMS with radio frequency (RF) terminals for production receipt and finished goods control.

"We needed an automated quality control system, order picking and a 100% visual system," says Breese. The company is now able to handle its 100 pallets a day at a substantially lower cost, yet with significantly improved service levels to customers, he adds.

The ATMS StockTrackPLUS WMS helps companies to improve stock accuracy and control and to reduce stock levels, waste and damage.

Contact: ATMS, Tel: 0121 628 9000

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