September 8, 2015
NarvaLogistics is a full-featured logistics operator in Estonia, offering a full range of services for secure storage, handling, customs clearance and e-fulfillment services. The company, since its establishment in 2010, has grown into a major logistics services provider in the region offering its services through its own fleet of trucks and an "A" class warehouse complex located in the city of Narva, in the largest industrial park in North-Eastern Estonia (Narva Production and Logistics Park).
The warehouse location is 1.5 kilometer from the highway Tallinn - St. Petersburg and two kilometers from the road crossing the border between the Russian Federation and the EU. The total warehouse area is 27,000 sq.m. including 18 loading / unloading docks equipped with levelers and dock shelters. A well-organized parking area for 30 heavy trucks equipped with electronic scales for heavy vehicles complements the warehouse.
In order to efficiently manage its warehousing resources and employees throughout all major warehousing inbound, outbound and e-commerce activities, the company selected Mantis' Logistics Vision Suite (LVS). The project was implemented in 2014 by the WMS / logistics specialists of ant Technologies, a leading logistics turn-key solutions provider and Mantis' partner in the region. LVS was selected among several other local and international systems due to its outstanding flexibility that allows Mantis' partners or even the customers themselves to configure and adapt the system to meet their sophisticated and continuously evolving needs.
The recent implementation of an advanced e-fulfillment platform based on Mantis' LVS allows NarvaLogistics to support the e-Commerce activities of its customers. The rapid progress of e-Commerce dramatically increased the need to handle a much larger number of orders with smaller quantities per order such as pieces and smaller cartons.
LVS was adapted to support all e–Commerce activities:
- Good labeling, put-away, picking, checking and packing at a piece level.
- Optimization of the put-away and picking processes.
- Processing of the returns from the branches.
The result of this project is the reduction of the time required to process the online orders and the increase of the customer service.
Among the plans for the near future, is to install equipment that automates and facilitates the measuring of the weight and dimensional characteristics of the goods and the implementation of workstations for product labeling.
Sergei Kudryavtsev, NarvaLogistics' project manager comments on the results of system implementation: "Today we are focused on the formation of the most effective organization of the processes of accounting, control and warehouse management. After analyzing the presented solutions in the market, we chose Logistics Vision Suite, an international system offering broad functionality and the ability to customize the system to individual needs. The extended experience and now-how of ant Technologies' specialists were also critical factors in choosing the solution".
Related information NarvaLogistics Case Study.