Tamer’s Warehouse Efficiency Boosted with SNS Implementation of Infor WMS

The movement of goods and services through large warehouse operations is a complex association of the physical and the technical. The Tamer Group’s wide base of operations—which includes five large business channels—turned to SNS, the Middle East’s supply-chain expert, to configure, train-on and deploy an advanced Warehouse Management System (WMS) that controls and monitors all of the activities within the 4 walls of their Distribution Center in Al Khumra.

Beirut, Lebanon, July 14, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The solution went live on the morning of the 8th of May after a full warehouse count using Handheld terminals.

Tamer’s new main DC, a 30,000-square-meter facility, has multiple cold-storage sections for food and nutritional products, a fully racked dry section and a mezzanine floor both serving for the storage and handling of pharmaceutical, medical, luxury and consumer goods. Outbound and inbound goods-handling are pallet, case as well as piece-based. With sensitive products highly controlled by governmental regulation, the end-to-end tracking of lots with attributes that include batch, manufacturing and expiry dates, cost and others is critical to success of the whole operation.

SNS configured the WMS to reflect the deep specifics of Tamer’s operation implementing such features as Cluster Picking to minimize travelling and combine multiple orders in one pick route. SNS also setup the system to capture all required information at receiving time, ensuring that it is available when shipping and such rules as FEFO are respected when stocks are picked. The first go-live was focused on three of the five businesses of Tamer covering all consumer products which include beauty, nutrition and prestige.

The WMS shares real-time execution information with the various concerned entities, to provide Tamer with increasingly greater across-the-board agility at a lower cost of ownership. SNS provided on-site management through the whole of the Infor WMS implementation, including the development of a successful end-to-end integration with Tamer’s Oracle E Business Suite ERP.

“Once again, SNS is playing a key role in the organization, storage and movement of our products, a critical success factor to our business,” said Mohammed Tamer, Managing Partner at Tamer Group. “They were with us every step of the way during the implementation to ensure all our concerns are addressed.”

“We are very grateful for the trust that tamer has put in us and pleased to go live successfully on the Infor WMS with such a renowned company,” said Mario Ghosn, General Manager at SNS. “Our team is always keen on providing the fast and reliable support needed by our customers in the region.”

About Tamer Group

Tamer Group began as the first pharmacy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, established by the late Dr. Mohammed Said Tamer in 1922. Today Tamer Group employs more than 2,000 staff and has grown into one of the leading distributors of healthcare products and consumer goods. The Company has 7 Distribution Centers across the Kingdom, and delivers to more than 1000 customers per day, including pharmacies, polyclinics, hospitals, supermarkets and food outlet stores.

For more information on Tamer Group, please visit the website at www.tamergroup.com

About SNS

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.
Supply Network Solutions (SNS)
Micheline Daaboul
Mario Ghosn
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