Dot Foods Opts for IBS Dynaman to Cut Supply Chain Costs

By CIOReview | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: In a bid to cut down expenditure on food supply chain, Dot Foods –a food redistribution company – has opted to use International Business Systems (IBS) Dynaman Warehouse Management System.

IBS Dynaman –a part of IBS ERP solutions – is a yard management tool that controls the movement and storage of materials within a warehouse, and manages the processing of transactions like shipping, receiving, put-away and picking. It makes use of real time information to direct and stock put-way.

The warehouse management system is designed to reduce inventory and storage costs, while increasing storage capacity and inventory accuracy. It ensures accurate data capturing and provides visibility across manufacturing and distribution boundaries. Providing real-time dashboard visibility across the organization from vendor managed inventory and built-to-order and reverse logistics which contribute to operational efficiency are some of the key features of this software.

Inline services, such as customer labeling, perishable goods handling, and offline services, such as kitting, build-to-order and assembly provide additional value to the user. Its advanced functionalities like cross-docking, cartonization, labor management and multi-level container handling, further enhance the system. Also, it can monitor and address issues of multi-owner, multi-site, dock and yard management.

Sam Jermy, for Digital supply Chain, notes that, unlike other companies, Dot Foods possesses a fleet that carries dry goods, frozen and refrigerated foods on the same truck and consolidates products from many suppliers into single deliveries to distributors. This helps the distributors by reducing expenditure.

 “IBS is helping us realise new efficiencies with yard management tools that give us additional visibility into our operations and also reduce costs,” says Troy Schenk, Warehouse Systems Manager, Dot Foods.