TVH digitises its global network of warehouses with Körber and Accenture


Körber and Accenture have announced that Thermote & Vanhalst (TVH) has selected the Körber K. Motion Warehouse Management System (WMS) and K.Motion Warehouse Control System (WCS).

This will involve implementations across five continents and 48 sites, including warehouses in North and South America, Western Europe, South Africa, and China. The combination of Körber’s WMS, WCS and the cloud brings a new level digitisation and automation to TVH.

“The ability to rely on one provider for our supply chain technology needs was particularly important to us, which is what we found in Körber,” elaborates Kris Thermote, VP Logistics & Supply Chain, International at TVH. “Its varied technology stack also gives us the option to implement further optimisations down the line. Paired with the implementation expertise of Accenture, we’re well positioned to realise our growth ambitions and tap into new opportunities as they come up.”

TVH began its warehouse modernisation journey two years prior, kicking off its relationship with strategic partner Accenture to develop a roadmap that enables the company’s growth ambitions by streamlining fulfilment operations globally and designing a robust warehouse template in line with the group supply chain strategy. 

TVH’s legacy in-house system had reached its limits. The business chose Körber’s adaptable warehouse solution as the ideal fit to fulfil existing requirements while delivering the agility for future initiatives. As a cloud-based solution, it offers, among other benefits, cyber and data security. Körber’s capability to deliver comprehensive warehouse control software for TVH’s highly automated sites from a single provider was its differentiator for the ambitious project. 

The scale and complexity of TVH’s supply chain modernisation requires a special, multi-faceted partner – designing robust functionality, delivering strategic business insight, and quickly implementing next-generation warehouse processes and strategy. The combination of Accenture’s capabilities and experience paired with Körber’s supply chain software and cloud expertise exceeds all of TVH’s requirements – in line with local needs.

Lyes Ould Hamouda, EU warehousing lead at Accenture, says: “At Accenture, we really value our relationship with TVH to be a long-term partner. Our role is to build together the future foundation when we look at their roadmap and ambitions. As the implementation partner, we needed a robust technology solution to support this project plan, which Körber delivers. Owing to our long-term partnership, we are also in an ideal position to carry out future ambitious projects like this.”

Chad Collins, CEO Software at Körber Business Area Supply Chain concludes: “Körber’s 2022 Supply Chain Benchmarking survey revealed that over 90 % of surveyed companies rated supply chain performance as a critical or major factor for customer experience. With Accenture and Körber by its side, TVH will be able to deliver a consistent customer experience across continents and build a solid foundation for future growth while staying ahead of its competition. We look forward to continuing joining forces with Accenture to help our customers respond to the increasing complexities in customer fulfilment.”

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