Expansion food for thought from WMS improvements

The challenge

Moran Logistics is a specialist temperature controlled 3PL provider with six operational centers and three DCs across the UK. They offer efficient and timely delivery of chilled, ambient or frozen food products from production line to retailer distribution center or direct to retail stores.

One of Moran's key customers is a short shelf-life product manufacturer supplying the majority share of branded and own label fast moving consumer goods to the major supermarket chains. The product is one of the most complex and fast paced of all the FMCG supply chains, with an ultra-tight 12-day window between farm to end of shelf life.

The solution

SnapFulfil was identified as the preferred solution because of the company's 3PL expertise, plus the renowned agility and configurability the software provides.

The large replica database facilitated much greater efficiency in terms of picking performance and reporting, while historic productivity data has proved vital in managing ongoing pandemic labor and resource shortages. Traceability is also greatly improved for what is a health & safety and supply chain security-driven sector – with no tainted product able to slip through the distribution net.

The benefits

After a swift three week implementation, Moran saw a number of immediate benefits. With multiple picking and packing options now available, production output quickly and efficiently ramped up four-fold, from an initial 10,000 cases per day to nearer 40,000 with an expected further increase to between 75-88,000 cases in a 24 hour period.

SnapFulfil's capacity to scale with Moran Logistics and be extremely flexible to meet all of the ongoing and future demands of the business, lends itself to a quick succession of multiple site facility rollouts.

Moran will also be taking advantage of the multiple billing functionality for 3PLs and bespoke enhanced portal visibility, plus further integration so that haulier activity and loading is also automated.