Dalebrook selects Autostore WMS to manage UK bulk stock and distribution operations

Dalebrook Supplies Ltd,, designer of melamine tableware for the food services sector, has selected a range of Autostore V6 warehouse management and control solutions to handle all SKU movements at its UK hub in Witham, Essex. A single site, single client Autostore implementation, the Dalebrook WMS rollout features RF connectivity, ERP integration and will handle the company's bulk stock import and distribution operations.

Autostore is the UK's leading warehouse management solution, developed by award-winning supply chain integration specialists Central Systems & Automation Ltd. Autostore will integrate with Dalebrook's enterprise business systems to maximise the efficiency of all materials handling and related sub-systems in real-time, providing a uniform interface to - and control of - Dalebrook's warehouse operations. Containers arrive from China carrying un-palletised bulk stock that spans the Dalebrook range. Autostore will control receipt, picking, packing and shipment based on EAN barcodes and SKU storage locations plus will manage all movements of stock within the warehouse.

Jennie Knott Austin is Managing Director at Dalebrook Supplies Ltd: "Autostore is the key to connecting our Chinese manufacturing operation in Guangdong Province and our UK hub with our customers across 70 countries worldwide. It will help reduce risk, improve efficiency and accuracy while giving us the enhanced process control, space optimisation and the business future-proofing we need to drive growth and competitive edge".

Andrew McKaig is Commercial Director at Central Systems & Automation Ltd: "We're delighted to be working with a market leader like Dalebrook. We have a proven record in warehouse control and management across all environments, helping our clients optimise their businesses for leaner, more efficient operation that delivers predictable costs and superior productivity".

Established in 1945, Dalebrook Supplies Ltd was the first company to introduce melamine food display products to the UK catering industry and is a global leader in the sector. Dalebrook's product range is used in food service, retail and merchandise sectors and the company's clients range from hotels and contract caterers to supermarkets and zoos. Clients include: Asda, Tesco, Carrefour, Holiday Inn, Starbucks, Waitrose and Cafe Nero.

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