Warehouse Management System will provide inventory visibility, distribution optimization, and improve productivity and efficiencies
Teaneck, NJ – Made4net, a global provider of Warehouse Management System (WMS) and end-to-end supply chain execution software, announced today that Wilbur-Ellis, a leading international manufacturer and distributor of agricultural products, animal nutrients and specialty chemicals, selected Made4net WMS to manage its logistics enterprise across 80 distribution sites in the U.S. Wilbur-Ellis chose the Made4net solution to manage its Agribusiness distribution processes, including inventory management and distribution optimization for real-time visibility and control throughout its supply chain.
Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness operates a network of ten master distribution centers, which feed 160 fulfillment centers. The company sought a solution that would provide real-time inventory visibility and control across their network, in addition to providing operational efficiencies and accountability for improved productivity. Wilbur-Ellis chose Made4net for the configurable warehouse management system, which scales to manage the volume and complexities of the master distribution centers, and to also manage smaller, retail distribution sites. The company plans to deploy WarehouseExpert at 80+ sites. The versatility of the Made4net platform will enable the company to seamlessly add on potential future supply chain capabilities, including transportation management and proof of delivery.
“For a long time, we have been running our supply chain network with our ERP,” said Wilbur-Ellis Vice President of Operations, Bill Cornmesser. “We outgrew the distribution capabilities in the ERP and recognized the need for a solution specifically designed to manage inventory and related supply chain processes. Gartner gave us Made4net along with a short list of vendors, and we ultimately chose Made4net for their history of scaling the WMS solution to meet the requirements of smaller warehouses, as well as larger, more complex ones. That flexible solution should allow us to continually expand our capabilities as we strive to enhance customer service and drive more efficiency in our industry.”
“Wilbur-Ellis’ supply chain challenges are very similar to many companies we are talking to lately – people who are looking for the ability to control their destiny with a configurable supply chain solution,” said Duff Davidson, Made4net CEO. “Supply chains are fluid, and your systems need to be quick and agile. Operations and IT leadership are recognizing the benefits of modular and configurable supply chain solutions like ours that are adaptable and scalable.”
In addition to inventory visibility and control, WarehouseExpert will provide Wilbur-Ellis with analytics and insights to determine the most efficient placement of products within the distribution network, as well as comprehensive control of goods, including product rotation, FIFO and prioritization.
About the Wilbur-Ellis Companies
Founded in 1921, the Wilbur-Ellis companies are leading international marketers, distributors and manufacturers of agricultural products, animal nutrients and specialty chemicals and ingredients. By developing strong relationships, making strategic market investments and capitalizing on new opportunities, the Wilbur-Ellis companies have continued to grow the business with sales of over $3 billion. For more information, please visit www.wilburellis.com
Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness generates more than $2 billion in sales revenue annually and has over 160 retail locations throughout the U.S. www.wilburellisagribusiness.com
With customers in 30 countries and solutions in 20+ languages, Made4net is a leading global provider of supply chain solutions that help organizations of all sizes improve the speed and efficiency of their supply chain. The company’s end-to-end SCExpert platform is adaptable, configurable and scalable to provide maximum Speed-to-PivotTM for ever-changing supply chains. Made4net solutions provide real-time inventory visibility, labor management, and equipment productivity with performance analytics that drive faster, more accurate order fulfillment and improved throughput. For more information, visit www.made4net.com.