WMS Upgrade to A Modern DC

Our client was a $2.7 billion global footwear company having 1350+ stores in North America. They put more than 100 million pairs of shoes on the feet of women, men and kids around the world each year.
Situation: 

To keep up with the tremendous growth across the nation our client built a new distribution center to a very high standard and incorporated latest in automated material handling systems and processing work flows, on the west coast in order to serve existing retail stores as well as highly-anticipated future store openings.

Lack of in-depth technical knowledge of the product required to design and build a large-scale and highly complex warehouse management system using WM2008R0.

RETAIL, D2C, .COM, ALL MUST BE SERVED FROM THE SAME WAREHOUSE

We took the multifaceted challenge that includes the integration of a existing homegrown Wave Planning tool, a highly-customized product Allocation and Picking/Packing process, a complex MHE integration, as well as ensuring that both their Retail business and booming Internet direct-to-consumer dot com business could co-exist within the same systematic warehouse environment.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT, PROCESS DESIGN AND CONTROL, AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

Our consultants worked with software vendor, Manhattan Associates, and the client to come up with a technical design that supported the project plan and designed Wave Rules based solely on Route/Store demand, to a more Gender-based level (i.e.. – Men, Women, and Children).

Our team worked closely with Manhattan Associates for the design and programming of the MHE integration as well as the Allocation and Picking/Packing processes, we were solely responsible for total Quality Assurance for all Manhattan Associates software deliverable, implementation, and testing processes.

Additionally, Initechs ensured that all legacy interfaces and business reports were modified as needed to ensure compatibility with the new WM version. A lot of Mark Magic labels were also modified and created by Initechs based on newly defined business requirements.

PROJECT COMPLETED BEFORE THE DEADLINE

Initechs took sole responsibility for the design, programming, and testing initiative to make this happen. The end-product was delivered well before the deadline and was an outstanding success.

Results: 

A fully functional modern distribution center was made ready before time, which gave our client a ample of time to be ahead of the competition.

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