Beirut, Lebanon, May 26, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Al Zahrani Trading already operates various warehouses—holding over 8,000 electrical and home appliance products—in the region, and they are developing an ambitious business expansion plan. That ambitious plan is reflected in their goal of building a model warehouse that exemplifies the most sophisticated physical designs and operational practices for any industry.
But before they opened any new facilities, they wanted a top-down review of their warehouse operations so they know precisely how many new locations they needed, where to locate them, and what size they need to be. Besides those high-level concerns, Al Zahrani Trading wanted a full assessment of warehouse building design, and goods and operations flow in order to make sure that all new operations run at peak efficiencies. For that, they turned to SNS.
SNS has broad expertise in both warehouse design and optimal warehouse operations. The company will approach the Al Zahrani Trading contract as a two-fold task: first, determine the proper number and configuration of new warehouse locations, and then design a warehouse that fulfills this ideal: a building customized to Al Zahrani Trading needs that is founded on state-of-the art physical and operational practices. That design, intended to be the prime model for Al Zahrani Trading systems to come, would cover these areas:
· The layout of the warehouse (storage zones, aisles, staging area and other auxiliary areas)
· The different type of racking systems
· The number of warehouse dock doors
· The required machinery and equipment
· A high-level goods and operations flow
“We’re pleased to work with Al Zahrani Trading in this systems redesign,” said Wael Mabsout, Senior Consultant at SNS. “These rigorous, top-to-bottom assessments always deliver implementable results that greatly boost an organization’s processes and their bottom line.”
Al Zahrani Trading is expanding to new locations within Saudi Arabia to meet customer demand, with the intention of offering the most competitive prices, while minimizing their costs. Those charges include warehousing costs, operational costs and transport costs. SNS will carefully examine Al Zahrani Trading’s existing processes with that consideration at the forefront, and with an eye to improving:
Streamlining labor operations
Ensuring safety compliance
Modernizing inventory systems
“We anticipate strong results from the SNS analysis and design,” said Abdul Latif Misfer Al Zahrani Trading, CEO of Hassan Misfer Al Zahrani & Partners Holding. “We look forward to better serving our customers by maintaining the maximum efficiencies of our operations.”
About Al Zahrani
The history of Alzahrani Holding Group in Dammam dates back to the early fifties of the past century. The nucleus of the Group was a sole proprietorship practicing its activities in the field of domestic utensils trading.
Al Zahrani Trading Co. is on the top of the subsidiaries of Hassan Misfer al Zahrani & Partners Co. The company is a symbol for good quality and continuous extension of distinguished services to the clients in all areas of the vast and dynamic Saudi market.
The total number of household utensils, kitchenware and electrical and non – electrical appliances provided by al Zahrani Trading Co. exceeds four thousand items of various sizes, colors and decors to satisfy the requirements of the citizens and expatriates for all occasions. Al Zahrani Trading services include door to door delivery, after sale services, maintenance and support provided to clients.
To achieve this service level, the company has taken wide steps for the development of its capabilities by applying computerization in its regional branches located in the main cities of the Kingdom, and increasing its human resources by recruiting well trained and qualified personnel. The company always takes into consideration good quality, reasonable prices and after sale services to fulfill its business objectives by supplying the right product at the appropriate time at the most reasonable price thus satisfying the requirements of its clients.
Please visit the Al Zahrani website at http://www.alzahrani.com.sa/index.html
SNS (Supply Network Solutions) has earned its esteemed reputation in supply chain services through a deep track record of successful projects, from consulting and training to solution development, implementation, systems integration and support. SNS’s expert team includes operational and technical consultants, highly knowledgeable in the supply chain and logistics industry. The primary objective at SNS will always be to minimize your logistics costs, increase your visibility and control over your supply network and maximize the productivity and efficiency of your human resources. SNS has offices in Dubai, Jeddah, Johannesburg and Beirut; its customers and partners are spread across the globe.
For additional information, visit the SNS website at www.sns-emea.com.