Electronic retailer Dixons South East Europe, has seen a 10-15 per cent reduction in distribution costs, and saved 75 per cent planning time, since it implemented Ortec Shortrec at its central distribution warehouse in Greece.
The software manages automated vehicle routeing and scheduling.
One Dixons subsidiary, Kotsovolos, used to process 2,500-4,000 orders per week manually. George Iliopoulos, information systems business development manager for Kotsovolos said: “At first, we were quite hesitant about the types of results we would achieve but we are now fully convinced of its value and the positive results it has delivered for our business.”
Ortec has customized a number of interfaces to Dixons’ existing ERP and WMS systems.
Iliopoulos said: “We use the routeing information to inform our customers of the expected delivery slots and this information is also linked to our WMS system to ensure that the picking and loading activities are accurately performed.”
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