Al Jazira, a Bahraini retailer and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) distributor, is automating its warehouse with Infor's CloudSuite WMS (Warehouse Management System). By doing so, the retailer will see a boost in operation efficiency and gain visibility of its inventory. Currently, Al Jazira has eight stores and is the exclusive distributor for top FMCG brands including L'Oreal, MCvities, Heinz, Mazola, Pinar, Hero and Volvic in Bahrain.
The company also has a fast-growing food services business which adds to the demands placed on the firm's warehouse. With the help of Infor CloudSuite WMS, Al Jazira will gain greater visibility into inventory, orders, equipment and staff. This will increase the company's ability to manage stock more efficiently as well as simultaneously providing greater insights into the performance of individual products and offerings. Ultimately, it will help the company develop strategic plans more effectively.
Ujjal Kumar Mukherjee, Al Jazira's group general manager said “With a fast-growing distribution network, retail chain and food services business, it was vital for us to operate our warehouse as effectively and efficiently as possible. With Infor CloudSuite WMS, we will be able to transition from manual warehousing systems to a state-of-the-art automated system, giving us a full overview of our inventory, enabling us to vastly improve ordering, avoid waste and satisfy our customers better.”
Equally, Infor's general manager for the Middle East and Africa, Jonathan Wood also chimed in by saying “With Al Jazira keen to accelerate its retail, distribution and food service businesses in Bahrain, Infor CloudSuite WMS is ideally suited to helping Al Jazira achieve its aims. We’re confident that with a fully automated warehouse, Al Jazira will be ideally placed to scale up its operations, improve its operational efficiency and deliver superior quality of service to its customers.”
The deployment of the Infor WMS is being handled by Infor partner SNS. The process started in June and is expected to be complete by Q4 2019.