LRS

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LRS go for it with new EWM system

LRS was formed in January 2014, when Japanese global beverage company, Suntory Beverage & Food, the world's 3rd largest soft drinks company, acquired Lucozade and Ribena.

LRS asked us to help with the implementation of an EWM (Extended Warehouse Management) solution at their Coleford manufacturing facility in the UK. Their solution was designed by the customer’s incumbent IT services provider who needed assistance to deliver and support the system.

We first analysed the proposed design and suggested additional improvements so LRS could benefit from the full range of EWM functionality.

Energised by LRS' motto "Yatte Minahare" or "go for it", we set to work developing a custom solution that allows full trailer loads of finished product to be scanned onto a truck and shipped directly to outside stores. Once loading is complete, the development performs all the relevant postings in EWM to enable the stock to be issued, and shipping documents to be produced.

We then supported system testing and provided a team of four consultants to support the go-live and early life support of the system. In keeping with the Japanese principle of Kaizen we looked for ways to make even more improvements after go-live and recommended an upgrade of the system to take advantage of newly released production functionality which was a huge benefit to the site.

All the additional functionality that we implemented at LRS is available in standard in EWM, but many generic consultancies don’t know the full extent of EWM capability. SAP logistics is what we do everyday, so we’re able to help organisations like LRS fully optimise their processes using standard EWM or WM packages.

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