Odom goes live with Retalix WMS at five DCs

Retalix, a leading provider of enterprise and supply chain software solutions, has announced that beverage distributor The Odom Corporation is now live at its fifth distribution centre using Retalix Power Warehouse, Retalix Power Voice and Retalix Power Productivity software solutions.

The Odom Corporation, based in Bellevue, Wash., has grown into one of the largest privately held companies throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. The companys flagship lines include Coca-Cola, Miller Beer and Coors Beer, among other leading beverage brands. When we decided to automate our warehouse operations, we felt that Retalix clearly had the best WMS to suit our needs, said Bob Jenness, director of information systems for Odom Corporation. All the modules are fully integrated and will give us the flexibility and reliability to serve us well into the future.

Retailix Power Warehouse is a warehouse management system (WMS) that can address best-in-class capabilities for route-based, multi-stop beverage distributors seeking higher operational efficiencies and improved customer service. Using barcode scanning and wireless radio frequency (RF) technologies, the software automates numerous warehouse operations, including receiving, returns processing, order selection, shipping and inventory control.

Retalix Power Warehouse will enable Odom to decrease direct labor costs while increasing service levels, said Rik Schrader, senior vice president, global sales and marketing for the Retalix Supply Chain division. This level of automation will, in turn, drive best-practice agility in their distribution operations.

Retalix Power Voice uses Vocollect Inc.s Voice software as an integrated component within Power Warehouse coupled with the wireless Vocollect Talkman mobile computer and headset. This enables hands-free picking for warehouse employees, improving order accuracy and productivity while providing real-time inventory updates.

Retalix Power Productivity monitors and measures employee productivity based on company-set standards for various warehouse tasks. The software also provides reports that warehouse management can use to forecast future workloads and schedules.

Odom plans to go live at a sixth distribution center running the Retalix software suite in Anchorage, Alaska, shortly.     


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