Pierce Distribution Gains Supply Chain Visibility with Integrated Warehousing Solutions WMS

Pierce Distribution Services Company (Loves Park, Ill.), a third-party logistics services provider, has selected Integrated Warehousing Solutions, LLC’s (IWS, Downers Grove, Ill.) IRMS .NET warehouse management system for order fulfillment and inventory control execution.

Faced with increased service requests from existing and potential clients, Pierce Distribution looked to IRMS .NET to provide greater control over inventory and value-added activities such as kitting, sub-assembly and packaging; as well as improving order fulfillment by obtaining greater visibility to material within the supply chain. IRMS’ reporting capabilities will give Pierce on-demand visibility and immense flexibility to create customized reports that can accurately reflect critical data about inventory levels, volumes and dozens of other metrics that are required by 3PL providers and customers.

Pierce Distribution will deploy the IRMS .NET solutions nationwide in its seven warehouse facilities, totaling more than 650,000 sq. ft. The first location to go live will be its Belvidere, Ill. facility where IWS’ IRMS .NET will be integrated with Pierce’s host order management system, Visual Account Mate.

After a competitive process, IRMS .NET was selected based on the solution’s ability to scale and meet Pierce Distribution’s future needs, as well as its current business model.

“We selected IRMS as a critical part of our business expansion plans for 2006,” says Jason Smith, director of information technologies for Pierce Distribution. “Integrated Warehousing Solutions’ advanced system will enforce operational consistency across a growing and diverse customer base without sacrificing our already high customer service levels.”

Source: Integrated Warehousing Solutions

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