Jawad Go-Live

SNS, the leading provider of supply chain solutions in the Gulf and Middle-East, is proud to announce the successful implementation of the Infor WM Solution delivered by SPAN Group with integration to Retail-Pro and a GOH system at Jawad Business Group, a leading retailer and wholesaler of fashion items, accessories, restaurants and furniture in Dubai.

Beirut, Lebanon, November 09, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Jawad Business Group are the franchisees for several international brands such as Adams, Pumpkin Patch, Hush Puppies, Shoe Citi, Mango, Camaieu, Bendon, Monsoon, Accessorize, Alcott, Bhs, Flamant, The White Company, La Maison Coloniale, Bois & Chiffons, Papa John’s Pizza, Dairy Queen, Burger King, Chilis, Romaono’s Macaroni Grill in all or some of the GCC countries. Jawad Business Group also operate supermarkets and C stores in Bahrain and are also leading FMCG distributors and food service providers in Bahrain and Qatar. This variety of products stored in the 12,000 m2 facility located in the Jebel-Ali Freezone made the project implementation quite challenging. To add to the complexity, Jawad facility includes different storage conditions (ambient, chillers and freezers) and different storage systems (Standard Selective, Very Narrow aisle and garment ion hangers).

The new solution at the Jawad facility has ensured a minimal document processing time thanks to the integration with the ERP and automation for Garments Operations thanks to the integration with the GOH system. The challenge in such projects is to have one system cater for all the different requirements, processes and equipments used and communicate smoothly with other applications.

“The Expertise of SNS in the Gulf and Middle-East with different industries and multiple warehousing technologies was the primary reason that drove us to select them as our partner in IT solution,” said Murali Seshan Chief Information Officer at Jawad. “We are very satisfied with the results and even more with the continuous support we are receiving.”

“Thanks to the hard work and long hours spent by the team, along with their ability to overcome language and cultural barriers, we were able to go-live with the system in about months,” said Nadim Klat, Project Manager at SNS. “We are proud to add Jawad to our list of successful projects.”

About Jawad

Jawad Business Group commenced operations in 1960 as a cold store and ship chandelling operation in Manama and has over the years, grown into supermarket retailers, FMCG distributors and food service providers, quick service and casual dining restaurant franchisees, fashion and footwear franchisees, retail foreign exchange operators, travel and leisure service providers, automobiles, consumer and home electronics with interests across the GCC States and in India.

Jawad’s success in the business sectors stems from an intimate knowledge of the regional marketplace, and a highly trained and committed team that continually seek to better themselves

Today Jawad operates over a hundred internationally renowned companies and brands and has more than 650 stores. It employs a multinational work force who is focused on the ideals of the business group; Quality and Trust.

Visit www.jawad.com for more details

About SPAN
Founded in 1989, with headquarters located in Dubai and regional offices in Lebanon and Qatar, SPAN-Group is the leading provider of total integrated supply chain solutions to companies operating in the Middle East. We strive to build long-term relationships with our clients by providing them with innovative solutions, comprised of knowledge, technology, equipment, and training, that deliver real benefits to their operations and bottom lines.

Since our inception, we have worked with over 2,000 clients in numerous industries including third-party logistics (3PL); wholesale and retail grocery; automotive parts distribution; consumer electronics assembly and distribution; fast moving consumer goods (FMCG & CPG) distribution; as well as with the government and military sectors.

Visit www.span-group.com for more details.

About SNS

SNS (Supply Network Solutions) is a leading provider of superior supply chain services including distribution center design, system integration and implementation, training, support, solution development and supply chain consulting. SNS provides its services to companies operating in various industries such as third party logistics, distribution, wholesale, retail and freight forwarding. SNS’ cutting-edge services are delivered by a professional team of supply chain specialists with a highly customer-oriented culture.

SNS is a privately-held company with offices in the Middle-East area and with operations spanning globally through a strong partnership network in Europe, Asia and North America. For additional information, visit the SNS website at www.sns-emea.com.

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