Indigo Software has won a contract to implement a warehouse management system for Puma at its new 261,000 sq ft distribution centre in West Yorkshire.
Puma’s warehouse will include partial automation features, which will be integrated with the Indigo WMS, including an automated scanning system that records all inbound items once they arrive, before they are labelled and assigned to the correct location and moved. Stock items will be transported by automated conveyor to the labelling area, where a unique identifier will be added to each unit, specifying the SKU, volume and putaway location.
Puma will also trial voice picking, as it looks to improve turnaround times on fast track replenishment orders for its most popular lines.
Darren Schofield, head of operations UKIB at Puma, said: “We carefully reviewed our processes and considered a range of technology options, deciding that Indigo WMS was the best fit for Puma’s long-term growth requirements and complemented our existing ERP system.”
Colin Hough, director of client sales EMEA and Americas at Indigo Software, said: “Puma’s new distribution centre is going to open up a new world of paperless warehouse efficiency, with fully integrated, semi-automated operations offering a full audit trail and the accountability to support many business improvements”.
By Michelle Mooney