Q3 Technologies developed an exemplary solution for Logistics and Warehouse Management System that deals with the flow of retail goods from suppliers to a warehouse, management of items within the warehouse and flow of items from the warehouse to the stores/shops.

Client Background

The client is part of a collaboration of Italian consumers’ cooperatives which operates the largest supermarket chain in Italy. The client, on behalf of the unitary cooperative processes of marketing and communication policies and strategies, optimizes purchases, defines the products to mark and continuously monitor the quality.

Industry Landscape

In an ever-changing economic climate, companies are required to respond to the growing demands of consumers with speed, agility and more importantly, accuracy. In essence, without accurate information of what is available in warehouses, many third party providers are hindered from fully servicing their clients in an expeditious manner. The problem is further intensified by the hundreds of hours in labor costs needed to compensate staff members who are required to perform the necessary reconciliation activities and problem resolution.

The ability to seamlessly execute the myriad of client requirements is arguably the greatest challenge a provider faces. A customized software system designed specifically for the industry can ensure that inventory management is handled automatically and accurately as accomplished for the client. 

Solution

The expert team at Q3 technologies developed a an application using the Java/J2EE platform that deals with the flow of retail goods from suppliers to a warehouse, management of items within the warehouse and flow of items from the warehouse to the stores/shops.

Movement of Items : Application keeps track of the to and fro movement of items from the warehouse and takes care of carriers and containers data, which are used to move goods within warehouse and store.

Tracking of Defective Goods: The Application keeps track of the goods that shops have returned back to the dispatched warehouse because goods delivered were defective.

Inventory Replenishment from Other Linked Warehouses : In case of unavailability of items in warehouse, application provides the information of the other warehouse from where good can be dispatched. Also, the application generates an anomaly if any warehouse is not able to completely deliver the order to the shop. In this case, application displays complete information, such as warehouse not able to deliver, reason behind it, check availability of undelivered goods in another warehouse.

Inventory Verification Measures :Real measures of each product are needed in order to correctly stock articles inside the warehouse facilities. People who work in the warehouses have to verify the measures of each product. Application gives information about the measures that had been verified by the warehouse workers.

Business Impact

Minimal human intervention ensures proper hygiene, reduction of damages and adherence to applicable food safety norms and quality standards.
Huge reduction in the required paperwork.
Minimizes inventory shrinkage and misplacement of materials, increases process efficiency, and reduces the possibilities of costly and time consuming errors.
Real-time and historical views of physical warehouse operations, including flow of equipment, assets, and personnel makes tracking easier.
Order delivery is expedited with shorter turn around times.