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Logistics - Reengineering the workflow related to procurement logistics

Logistics - Reengineering the workflow related to procurement logistics

Customer

A leading pan-Asian conglomerate, operates under well-known local brands including supermarkets, hypermarkets), health & beauty stores, convenience stores & home furnishing stores.

The Challenge

  • Inefficient Procurement logistics leading to high cost of operations
  • Under utilization of pallets and docks for goods receipts at warehouses from various vendors
  • Stretched waiting period for offloading of containers due to inefficient scheduling and improper planning
  • Direct purchases by various stores due to untimely replenishment from back office
  • Lack of proper monitoring and tracking of inflow and out flow of materials in warehouses
 

HCL’s Solution

  • Automated warehouse booking process for smooth delivery considering following parameters during Procurement:
    • Expected delivery date & intervals
    • Nos of trucks owned by vendor or distributor with their delivery frequency
    • Vendors’ preferred delivery day & timings
    • Booking availability of warehouses and time slot capacity per receiving dock
  • Splitting of Purchase orders based on truck capacity for efficient fulfillment and decrease in ordering cost
  • Maintenance of store delivery schedule for each stores across regions for ordering and delivering of store orders
  • Automatic store order creation for replenishment using apportioning intelligence based on historical sales data
  • Monitoring and inspection of movements of items for improved control by the system
 

Value Delivered

  • Efficient booking process of receiving location at warehouse for goods from different vendors resulted in improved procurement logistics
  • Improved pallets and docks utilization at warehouses
  • Reduction in ordering cost due to better truck capacity planning
  • Less waiting time for trucks / containers to unload goods due to proper scheduling and smooth delivery sequence
  • Better stock levels as per the delivery schedules for stores and timely replenishment
  • Controlled direct purchase by stores from vendors
  • IT/Users having closer monitoring of movement of materials across the supply chain providing enhanced control
  • Significant decrease in Mark-outs due to synchronized info in system with on-hand

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