Sed El Bauchrieh, Lebanon (PressExposure) March 04, 2009 -- 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.
IATCO took over the operation of the P&G warehouses in Dammam handling finished goods (mainly detergents) originating from the P&G factories and serving as a distribution hub for the Gulf and Middle-East region.
IATCO is now handling two P&G warehouses of several sheds and with a total area of 20,000m2. The storage system is constituted mainly of moles, bulk stacking and drive in with some selective areas for case picking. The challenges of the project were mainly related to a high speed operation, a detailed 3PL billing process and a high accuracy requirement from P&G.
The solution included a full integration with P&G SAP system. Interfaces included multiple touch points such as Advance Shipment Notice import and export, Shipment Orders import and Export, Hold Management, Stock Adjustment and Inventory Reconciliation.
SNS' expertise provided IATCO with a smooth transition from P&G staff, on site support and real-time solutions for operational issues. The integration solution ensured minimum order cycle, increased response time and systems synchronization with P&G SAP.
"We are grateful for SNS' expert team, for their professionalism and knowledge which was reflected in the successful implementation of Infor WM at IATCO Dammam," said Hisham El-Sawi, Supply Chain Manager at IATCO. "With their assistance, the system operated reliably since the first day."
"SNS continues to show its professionalism and expertise in implementing Warehouse Management Solutions for Tier 1 companies in the Middle-East" said Mario Ghosn, General Manager at SNS. "We are very glad to have successfully assisted IATCO in the launch of their new P&G 3PL operation in Dammam."
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.