Beirut, Lebanon, January 15, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Modern Arab Distribution Company employs over 450 persons and has a large fleet of delivery vehicles (dry and cold) as well as storage facilities of over 24,000 m2 throughout the Jordanian Kingdom. Among the many products that they distribute are Barilla, Maxim’s, Café Najjar, Kellogg’s, Kraft, Afia Oil, and Unilever.
Nader Group decided to construct a new state of the art distribution center in Al-Qastal area for its FMCG business and wanted to make sure that their design was based on the best practices in the field, ensuring maximum capacity utilization with the highest efficiency. To achieve this end, they contacted SNS to benefit from their expertise in Warehousing Operations.
The site survey and data collection enabled SNS to assist in optimizing the operational layout of the distribution center. Inbound and Outbound dock requirements were each reduced from 8 to 6 implying eliminating unnecessary construction costs. Based on their expertise in FMCG operation, SNS resources were able to identify the need to replace some of the VNA storage system with Standard Selective aisles to ensure speed-up the picking operation for the fastest moving items. In addition, SNS recommended the utilization of certain dead zones to add additional racking accounting for a five year growth plan. Finally, based data analysis also allowed the SNS team to calculate the optimal size of the staging area keeping in mind that this one of the most critical elements in warehouse operations.
“We are glad to have contacted SNS to review our warehouse design prior to implementation,” said Mr. Samer Naser, Supply Chain Director at Nader Group. “Not only did they help us save on capital expenditures, but also provided us with a design that optimizes our warehouse operations and caters for our expected growth for the next 5 years.”
“We are glad to have assisted Nader Group at this critical phase of the Distribution Center launch,” said Mario Ghosn, General Manager of SNS. “We are even further pleased to continue working with them on new projects such as the Warehouse Management System.”
About Nader Group
Nader Group is the trade name of a private family owned group that holds various companies under its umbrella. Nader Group’s main lines of business in Jordan include manufacturing, packaging, distribution and logistics as well as retail operations, these tasks are broken down into the following companies:
- Modern Arab Distribution Co. Ltd.
- Premier For Dist. & General Trade Ltd.,
- Aqaba Processing Company(JV)
- Integrated Olive Products (JV)
- Arab Italian Trading Corp., (JV)
- Premier Transport Technologies (JV)
For additional information, visit the Nader Group website http://www.nadergroup.com/
About Modern Arab Distribution Co. LTD.
A formidable market leader in quality products and brand builder, Modern Arab Distribution Co. ltd., established in 1996 extends one of the best distribution services that guarantee on-shelf product availability and the widest market reach. M.A.D.L provides clients with highly effective and efficient brand product distribution.
Modern Arab Distribution Company employs over 450 persons, has a large fleet of delivery vehicles (dry and cold) as well as storage facilities of over 24,000 m2 throughout the Jordanian Kingdom. Among the many products that they distribute are Unilever, Kraft , Kellogg’s, Savola (Afia Oil), Barilla, Maxim’s, and Café Najjar.
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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