Friday 21st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Wincanton completes first Manhattan deployments in France

Wincanton has completed the roll-out of Manhattan’s WMS and Supply Chain Intelligence systems for its clients Isover and Supra – the first that Wincanton has completed in France.

Isover is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain that specialises in insulation materials. Manhattan’s WMS and SCI solutions have been installed at a distribution centre in Chemillé in western France that is owned by Saint-Gobain and operated by Wincanton.

The site includes an outdoor storage area of 540,000 square feet and an indoor facility of 65,000 square feet, allowing Wincanton to manage a very high volume but relatively narrow range of products on behalf of Isover.

Manhattan’s supply chain software was integrated with Isover’s SAP system. The Chemillé DC, which was initially focused on serving a nearby Saint-Gobain production facility as well as external suppliers, now serves three production facilities, one of which is located on the Chemillé site. Wincanton progressively transitioned the three inbound flows onto the Manhattan Associates solutions and completed this element a month after the outbound flows went live.

Supra, founded in 1878 and operating in 30 countries, specialises in the manufacturing and distribution of fireplaces and air treatment systems. Wincanton manages Supra’s logistics operations at its 160,000 square foot DC in Dambach in eastern France.