When the Warehouse Stationery Ltd decided to embark on a B2B (business-to-business) model, they looked no further than TallShips Solutions for the supply of a Warehouse Management Solution to manage their e-fulfilment.
The Warehouse Stationery Ltd is the office supplies arm of The Warehouse Ltd, New Zealand's biggest retailer, which is rapidly expanding into the Australian marketplace.
They are currently utilising a TallShips supplied and supported Warehouse Management System (WMS) in both their North and South Island Distribution Centres.
Given the continuing success of these DC's, the relatively narrow time frame for implementation,the requirement for truly reliable support and future rapid customisation, TallShips were the first and only choice when it came to a solution for the Warehouse Stationery Ltd.
Unlike the current WMS running at the Distribution Centres, which is designed to ship large consignments of stock out to The Warehouse's own stores, the Warehouse Stationery Ltd need to pick and ship small to medium orders for a significantly larger customer base on a timely basis.
Thus, the Warehouse Stationery's WMS had to be a significantly customised version of the current WMS – with a similar look and feel – whilst maintaining as much original functionality as possible.
A further requirement was the ability to interface with a 'Pick-to-Voice' system, to allow forhands-free picking.
Although it was a rather hectic timeframe, TallShips were able to analyse the business requirements, produce an agreed functional specification,customise the WMS, create new interfaces for a completely different host system, prepare interfaces for the 'Pick-to-Voice' system and have everything completely tested and packaged for delivery within two months.