Sed El Bauchrieh, Lebanon (PressExposure) May 17, 2008 -- IATCO is the exclusive distributor of P&G goods and other FMCG products such as Clorox, Quaker and United Riceland in the Saudi Market and one of the Kingdom's largest and most respected firms providing distribution and sales, as well as a host of other value-added services.
The new 3PL facility in Dammam is to handle the finished goods (mainly detergents) originating from the P&G factories and to serve as a hub for the Gulf and Middle-East region distribution (land and sea).
The warehouse management solution provided by SNS would enable IATCO to properly handle the P&G stock, successfully track its warehouse stock at the batch level, reduce the order cycle time, and minimize the picking mistakes.
The project will also include an integration solution with P&G SAP in order to minimize the paper work, increase the response time, enhance the electronic formats, and ensure the reconciliation of stock between both systems. The integration solution will include multiple touch points such as Advance Shipment Notice import and export, Shipment Orders import and Export, Hold Management and Stock Adjustment.
"We have always relied on SNS to provide us with high-quality services and best of breed solutions for our supply chain requirement," said Hisham El Sawi, Group Logistics Manager at IATCO. "It is only natural for us to sign a new engagement for the 3PL business we are venturing in."
"Having worked with all P&G providers in the Middle-East and Gulf region, we believe that we can offer IATCO the needed expertise to ensure the success of their new business," said Mario Ghosn, General Manager at SNS.
With nearly 70 years of experience as specialists in distributing fast moving consumer goods, IATCO presents a unique combination of benefits to the companies we serve. Our unsurpassed knowledge of the Saudi Arabia market has resulted in long lasting relationships with our brand partners. IATCO's extensive distribution network reaches every retail channel and we have earned the trust of Saudi retailers over decades. We offer a broad range of services including distribution, sales and marketing, and operational expertise from supply chain management to merchandising. IATCO's advanced information systems maximize efficiency and ensure top quality client support.
SPAN Group is a leading provider of supply network, warehouse and office solutions to companies operating in the Middle East region.