Manhattan, Vocollect help
Nature’s Best streamline
Jun 26, 2012 10:37 AM
Nature’s Best, a privately owned wholesaler-distributor of natural and organic products, has gained significant payback including a 60% accuracy boost from its deployment of Manhattan Associates Inc’s Warehouse Management system (WMS) integrated with Vocollect Voice.
Founded in 1969, Brea CA-headquartered Nature’s Best is a natural and organic grocery distributor of refrigerated, bulk, supplements, personal care, herbs, and medicinal products. Its two distribution centers (DCs) based in Chino CA and Flower Mound TX use Vocollect Voice and Manhattan Associates’ WMS for picking cases in three temperature zones.
Nature’s Best experienced dramatic growth and geographic expansion over the past several years, driving the need to optimally integrate its people, systems, and processes. Its label-driven selection processes made achieving perfect orders an expensive endeavor.
Deployment results include:
•30% productivity improvement in each pick
•60% perfect order improvement within 12 months, achieving planned results
•Annual cost savings in credits, labor, and rework from accuracy improvements
•Savings of more than 1,400 annual man-hours; thousands of dollars saved annually from asset reductions and maintenance (through use of the Vocollect Vehicle Mount Talkman application for order fulfillment)
•Reduced and easier training time for both native and non-native English speakers
•Improved worker safety through hands-free/eyes-free feature of voice
Nature’s Best delivers to retailers throughout the western, central, and southern regions of the United States; Hawaii; Alaska; and Asia. Find out more at www.naturesbest.net.
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