10 Jul Cold Chain Solutions in Africa
The Ehrhardt + Partner Group (EPG) is stepping up its activities on the African market, particularly in North, East and South Africa. This includes BigCold, Kenya’s leading refrigerated logistics company, as a new customer for EPG. BigCold is now using EPG’s LFS.wms Warehouse Management System (WMS) to plan and monitor deliveries and optimize supply chain efficiency.
Dr. Makrem Kadachi, General Manager at Ehrhardt & Partner for the MEA & APAC Region, explains: “Economic output in Africa’s emerging markets is going up and up, which is reflected in the strong rates of growth. Our logistics innovations and know-how deliver the expertise needed to support local companies in Africa to optimize their supply chain processes. EPG has had a branch in Dubai since 2006 and has been successfully delivering customer projects in the Middle East and Asia for more than 10 years.”
For the customer project with BigCold, EPG is taking the quality of service at the Kenyan cold storage and logistics company to a whole new level. BigCold customers can now monitor products in the supply chain in real time – even the temperature. Secure web access has been set up for product inventory management, which can be used to integrate LFS.wms seamlessly into customers’ existing warehouse management systems. As EPG’s software comprehensively captures all critical supply chain data, BigCold customers benefit from a high level of transparency for planning and purchasing decisions. They can view sales and product movements down to individual stock units, allowing them to plan more efficiently.
“EPG’s warehouse management system means that BigCold can offer our customers the most advanced refrigerated logistics solutions in East Africa. The WMS provides comprehensive visibility along the supply chain – our customers can monitor temperature in real time, they can manage inventory efficiently, and they can track and order products,” says Newton Matope, President of BigCold. “This world-leading WMS technology will help us to deliver quality products consistently, reduce waste, guarantee consumer safety and protect our brand value.”