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CentrePoint Supply Chain Solutions Ltd (CP)

About the client

CentrePoint Supply Chain Solutions Ltd (CP) is a wholly owned Ghanian based contract logistics company. Started with a Warehouse in Tema, CP is expanding to other parts of West Africa. PALMS has been associated with CP since its inception and has helped CP onboarding and managing operations of global brands like Nivea and Total Energies.CentrePoint Supply Chain Solutions Ltd (CP) is a wholly owned Ghanian based contract logistics company. Started with a Warehouse in Tema, CP is expanding to other parts of West Africa. PALMS has been associated with CP since its inception and has helped CP onboarding and managing operations of global brands like Nivea and Total Energies.

Problem Statement

CentrePoint is a 3PL Operator looking for a scalable WMS which could optimize Warehouse space for maximizing profits. They also had a requirement that software solution should have the capability to communicate with multiple client ERPs using varied integration formats (like Idoc, csv, XMLs etc). To minimize stock discrepancies, CP also wanted to make sure that operations start the next day only when previous day’s book stock and physical stock is reconciled.

Solution

PALMS helped CP team configure different workflows for material coming from different suppliers. PALMS provides a built-in framework through which any ERP system can be integrated. The framework also provided the option to choose different integration format types (like idoc, xml, Rest APIs, csv) for data transfer. In case of CP, PALMS seamlessly integrated with Beiersdorf’s ERP system, SAP, using Idoc as the integration format. PALMS Intelligent Location Suggestion algorithm helped them optimize Warehouse Location utilization. Android based HHT for Warehouse Operations resulted in accurate inventory and increased operator throughput by using concepts like Guided Putaway and Guided Picking.

PALMS provided options to create Inventory Reconciliation Instructions based on either Locations or SKUs. Among other options, option to generate Inventory Reconciliation Instruction based on the stock movement for a defined period like days, weeks, months etc. was given. Using this option, CP was able to generate Inventory Reconciliation Instruction for the Locations/SKUs where movement was observed the previous day. Any discrepancies in stock after physical verification could be adjusted automatically in PALMS and interfaced to the client’s ERP. This ensured physical stock and the book stock always matched. Stock Compare Report was also provided to CP for tallying Stock positions at the end of the day.

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