How a Lean Warehouse Management System has helped Nilkamal to leverage its order picking times and increase distribution throughput?



About

“Nilkamal Limited” is a holding company engaged in the manufacturing of plastic products and retail sales. Operating in segments of Plastics, which includes injection molded plastic articles, polymers and others; Lifestyle Furniture, Furnishings & Accessories, which includes home furniture, and accessories, and Others, which includes storage system of metal, mass housing and material handling solutions, and @home, the Mega Home Store Retail Chain.

Business Situation

Prior to implementing FalconWMS, all of Nilkamal’ s Warehouse & inventory control was carried out via their SAP ERP system using paper-based processes. Following a detailed assessment of the Distribution and Warehouse operation, concluded that their systems and processes did not have the flexibility or capacity to meet increased demand for their growing number of operations.

The company therefore embarked on a major project with the objective of improving its supply chain capabilities, reducing operational costs and increasing service levels, without requiring substantial capital investment or significantly impacting the day-to-day running of its busy warehouse operations.


Key Challenges

Prior to implementing FalconWMS, Nilkamal has faced with key challenges including

  • Inventory Accuracy
  • Space Optimization
  • Poor Operator Performance
  • Manual Inventory Handling
  • Obsolete Dispatch Mechanisms
  • Unavailability of real time data

The Solution

To effectively manage the fulfilment of orders in multiple sales and distribution channels, along with its raw material and spare parts inventories, Nilkamal required a sophisticated Warehouse Management System with a proven track record. In line with its objectives, the company also needed a system which could be implemented efficiently without substantial IT resource requirements, simple interfacing capabilities and which did not require a significant capital outlay.

Following a comprehensive review of the WMS market, Nilkamal identified that the Inventrax’s FalconWMS was the best solution to meet all of these requirements.


Solution Provided

Being a pioneer of supply chain operational technologies, Inventrax with its core SCM expertise and innovation, has implemented its Flagship solution-FalconWMS built with quality and traceability engines using adaptive multi-platform technology to streamline operations and create and maintain a more centralized fulfilment network for Nilkamal Industries

  • Strategic Implementation Timeline of 3 Weeks
  • Real Time Integration with dual SAP Landscapes(SAP R3 and SAP Retail)
  • Centralized System handling multiple production and distribution units
  • Adaptable workflow mechanism built for continuous process improvements
  • Tightly coupled integration with Conveyors, Sorters and other ADC systems

Benefits Delivered

By streamlining and future-proofing the operation, Inventrax has delivered major time and cost saving benefits, far exceeding the cost of the system with

  • Lean Inventory management
  • Optimized Warehouse Space
  • Increased Productivity
  • Automated Vehicle Load and Delivery Planning
  • Reduced operational and labor costs