26 September 2016
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Van Lith Transport

Van Lith Transport is an international transport company – started in 1989 – which is able to offer a complete solution to the customer. Van Lith started to use CORAX wms in its warehouse in 2017 in order to get more control over its logistic processes. The company was ready for a next step in its development and professionalization. CORAX wms had Van Lith’s preference after having evaluated the suppliers and its software solutions on a shortlist. Van Lith was triggered by the innovative cloud solution with a quick implementation and low monthly costs.

Personal attention and consultation with customers are key values of Van Lith. In the industrial area in Uden you can find the modern warehouse, where Van Lith is distinguished by the logistics value-added activities. These activities include handling, repacking and repackaging, palletizing of goods, stock control, labeling and stickering.

           Van Lith Warehouse

Van Lith Transport offers different possibilities in the field of transport: distribution in the Netherlands, as well as to the rest of Western Europe. In addition, there are several possibilities in the field of ADR transport and cooled and frozen transportation. Partnerships with trusted Dutch transporters is essential for Van Lith.

Currently, the largest clients are Plastic2Pack & GlobeMilk.

Need for accurate overview

Two topics have been crucial in the decision to purchase a Warehouse Management System (WMS). Firstly, the need for an actual overview of the stock status in the warehouse. In this way, an estimate can be made of the available capacity and a continuous monitoring of the status of incoming and outgoing orders is guaranteed. Secondly, several customers want to know the exact stock position of their products in the warehouse is.

The choice of Davanti’s WMS CORAX is based on the intuitive user interface, the fact that CORAX is fully running in the cloud and is easy to implement. Big advantages are that the system can always be reached online and that the system is functionally and financially scalable.

Van Lith Warehouse

The process

The warehouse of Van Lith transport is the storage location for a number of clients. These clients all use full pallets in and full pallets out. Once a cargo has been unloaded from the truck, it is sent to a manually selected position in the warehouse. Van Lith decided to place the same items in the same category in a block stack location. In addition, a distinction per customer is been indicated in the warehouse.
When an outbound order is made, the pick allocation is effected. By entering the order in CORAX, the right stock is allocated after which the picking process can be started. The internal transporters are sent to the respective pick locations and pallets which have been picked are driven to the outound dock.

Implementation

In order to have a smooth implementation, Davanti started together with Van Lith a thorough inventory of the activities at an early stage. The various articles, the location structure in the warehouse, the pallet types, users and pallet usage (full pallets) were all exactly known before the configuration.

The greatest benefits of CORAX during the deployment are:
  • Within half a day the master data of the warehouse had been configured
  • After one day, the complete WMS  had been set-up and the first 250 pallets received
  • The customer could perform all the activities independently after the first day and work on without worries
The greatest benefits of CORAX  after the deployment are:
  • The customer was able to add a second principal by himself
  • The go-live of this second customer was a success because of the easy user interface of the WMS
  • The montly costs of the SaaS-product makes live easier for Van Lith
  • No high implementation costs upfront
  • No server rooms needed; all data storage is in the cloud in a fully secured and continuoulsy monitored data center of Microsoft in the Netherlands
  • CORAX is scalable; when Van Lith grows, CORAX wms grows with the size of the company