HCL inks deal with M.J. Logistic to equip its Logistics Centres with world-class IT powered by Sterling Commerce solutions
- HCL to provide integrated applications and infrastructure services and complete automation of warehouse management processes using Sterling Commerce solutions
- This engagement will enable M.J. Logistic to seamlessly integrate clients’ ERP systems and provide real time inventory visibility and improved customer service
Noida, March 26, 2009 - HCL Technologies Ltd. (HCL), a leading global IT services provider, has entered into a three year contract with M.J. Logistic Services Limited (MJ), a leading third-party logistics (3PL) solutions provider in India. The contract will enable MJ to focus on its core business, manage the growing complexities of its logistics operations, reduce its cost and enhance inventory visibility.
MJ is setting up a first-of-its-kind, world-class logistics centre at Palwal (Delhi- Agra highway). The first phase of which is already in progress. HCL will provide end-to-end integrated services including Implementation, Support, Hosting, Monitoring and VSAT connectivity to extend the capabilities of the upcoming facility. HCL, as a premier reseller of Sterling Commerce, will also implement Sterling Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Sterling Director Solutions at MJ.
Sterling WMS, part of Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite, will provide MJ with robust planning, execution and measurement tools to efficiently use inventory across the extended enterprise. MJ will use Gentran, one of the most widely-used and trusted electronic data interchange (EDI) and data translation solutions in the industry, for their business-to-business (B2B) communication needs.
Anil Arora, Managing Director, M J Logistic Services Ltd. said, "Justifying warehouse management investments and the challenges of its implementation have been long-standing bottlenecks for seamless integration of 3PL offerings with customers IT systems. MJ has addressed these issues by partnering with HCL and investing upfront in a world-class product from Sterling WMS. This will ensure superior logistics services through real-time inventory visibility using Radio Frequency (RF) technology and customer-specific Management Information System (MIS) and alerts. This technology implementation will further help organizations achieve operational efficiency and raise the industry standards to international level."
Through this relationship, HCL’s Retail Practice would orchestrate infrastructure and business process outsourcing services, thereby adding value to MJ's business at the point of sale and throughout the entire value chain.
Sidhartha Chowdhury, Vice President & Global Head of Retail & Logistics, HCL Technologies, said, "HCL has played a pioneering role in providing end-to-end integrated application and infrastructure management services. We are pleased that our domain expertise in this arena has helped MJ choose us to automate the warehouse management process and manage the growing complexities of their business. We stay committed to creating transformational value for MJ in this engagement and look forward to a long and mutually-rewarding relationship."
"The overall 3PL market in India accounts for less than 20 percent, compared to more than 40 percent in developed countries. There is a huge potential for IT investments by companies such as MJ as they develop state-of-the-art warehouse operations for multiple users," Mr. Chowdhury added.
"With our solution set, we see logistics as a major potential market in India as this segment gets more organized," said Robert E. Prigge, Vice-President of Asia Pacific and Japan, Sterling Commerce. "The cost-effectiveness of warehousing and 3PL operations in India has been a significant attraction for large corporations, attracting interest from multinationals or domestic retailers operating in FMCG, CPG, pharmaceuticals and automotive sectors. The combination of our comprehensive selling and fulfillment applications, and robust enterprise and B2B integration solutions will help these companies transform their commerce operations."
HCL has over 70+ large end-to-end supply chain engagements ranging from consultancy to maintenance & support. It also has 200+ domain experts focused on SCM for strategic alliance partnerships with leading SCM package vendors including SAP, Oracle, i2, and Manhattan.
M.J. Logistic Services Ltd. (MJ) offers complete storage, transportation and distribution solution to customers in FMCG, auto components, retail, paints and foods business. MJ designs and executes customer-centric supply chain solutions that manage the logistical challenges and issues faced by the customers. The company has a strong presence in Delhi & National Capital Region (NCR), and operations in Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.