12 Jun BigCold Implements LFS.wms® Warehouse Management System
BigCold commissions state-of-the-art IT solution to give customers real-time traceability of products in their supply chain
Nairobi, Kenya – BigCold, Kenya’s leading cold storage and logistics company, today announced the successful implementation of a new Warehouse Management System (WMS), LFS.wms, by Ehrhardt + Partner Group (EPG), one of the world’s leading providers of logistics solutions. The LFS.wms provides BigCold’s customers full traceability for products; offering immediate, secure web access to manage inventory, schedule and monitor deliveries and optimize the efficiency of the supply chain. The sophisticated WMS captures critical data to inform BigCold’s clients’ planning and purchasing decisions and seamlessly integrates with clients’ existing systems allowing clients to accurately forecast sales and product movements, down to individual SKUs.
“EPG’s Warehouse Management System will allow BigCold to provide our clients with the most advanced cold logistics solutions in East Africa. The WMS provides full visibility along the supply chain – our customers can monitor real-time temperature, rotate inventory, and track and recall products,” said Newton Matope, President of BigCold. “This world-leading technology will help us deliver quality products, reduce wastage, ensure consumer safety and protect brand equity.”
Leveraging best-in-class technologies, BigCold offers comprehensive, sophisticated, customized cold chain solutions across East Africa. BigCold is the only cold chain logistics provider in East Africa that meets Yum! Brand’s – the company behind KFC and Pizza Hut – strict food safety standards. Their world-class facilities and systems ensure that clients’ products are safe and their supply chain is efficient. Facilities provide reliable and efficient temperature-controlled storage facilities offering frozen, chilled, ambient-controlled and ambient storage equipped with real-time temperature monitoring systems and backup power generators. BigCold specializes in transport solutions for frozen, chilled and ambient goods offering dedicated door-to-door service, customized delivery runs and cargo consolidation to a variety of clients including quick service restaurants, retail outlets, restaurants and hotels. BigCold is a BlackIvy endeavor. Anchored in East and West Africa, BlackIvy is a values-driven company that builds and grows commercial enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa that unlock new sources of growth. BlackIvy has offices in Accra, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Washington, D.C.
About Ehrhardt + Partner Group
The Ehrhardt + Partner Group (EPG) is one of the world’s leading logistics experts and offers a comprehensive solution for all industries in the form of the LFS software suite. LFS as a supply chain execution system is currently in successful use across five continents and allows all logistics processes to be managed and controlled across departments. EPG was founded in 1987 and now has more than 530 employees at 14 locations globally. More than 100,000 users all over the world use the LFS system for their supply chain management. The features offered by the LFS software suite include everything that is necessary for comprehensive logistics management: The LFS.wms warehouse management system for managing and controlling intralogistics, the LFS.mfc material flow calculator, the LFS.tms transportation management solutions for efficient tour handling and planning, and the LFS.iss international shipping system for processing shipping logistics. Radio data transmission solutions, warehouse planning and consulting, private cloud and hosting services as well as warehouse seminars conducted at the LFS.academy round out the list of comprehensive solutions provided by EPG. Together with in-depth consulting services for warehouse technology, extensive expert knowledge in the area of warehouse logistics and reliable technical support, this makes EPG a one-stop solution provider. At present, more than 1,100 customers across all industries can be found on our list of references.