Metcash Ltd., the Australian wholesale distribution and marketing company, is deploying the Retalix Yard Management, Dock Scheduling and Transportation Web Portal solutions from Retalix Ltd. in its five mega distribution centres across the country.
Metcash specialises in the grocery, fresh produce, hardware, liquor and other fast moving consumer goods industries, and will use the Retalix solutions to automate its yard and dock management processes using advanced predictive logic and optimisation algorithms. The solutions' enhanced software engines and visibility tools helps distributors like Metcash eliminate operational silos, while synchronising yard and dock activity with distribution centre demand.
"Leveraging our valuable, long-term strategic partnership with Retalix, we found the Retalix Yard Management, Dock Scheduling and Web Portal solutions very attractive, because they offer unmatched control over our yard operations and distribution centres," said Phil Mangan, general manager of IT at Metcash. "The solutions will help us efficiently locate equipment, personnel and products anywhere in our yard. They will also automate scheduling processes, greatly reduce trailer wait times and ensure Metcash complies with chain of responsibility legislation – all of which means higher supply chain visibility and productivity."
Tammy Weant, executive vice president and general manager of Retalix's Supply Chain Business Unit, said, "Retalix Yard Management, Dock Scheduling and Transportation Web portal offer distributors instant visibility over their yard operations, and can help logistics and distribution centre managers concurrently supervise activities in multiple yards or DC's from a central location. We're very pleased to expand our ongoing partnership with Metcash."