Australia’s leading plumbing and bathroom supplies business chooses Infor Warehouse Management System to optimise operations and enable further expansion
SYDNEY – 4 November 2021 – Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced that Reece Group, Australia's leading plumbing and bathroom supplies business, has chosen Infor Warehouse Management System (WMS) multitenant software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution to further optimise its operations and grow its business internationally.
Reece Group chose Infor WMS MT SaaS to enable quicker system rollout at new sites, improve operations and labour efficiency, and speed up turn-around times while managing demand peaks and volumes.
Reece Group Chief Supply Chain Officer Marius Vermeulen said: “The ability to manage distribution centre activities more holistically, improving time, labour and cost efficiency, is vital for our growth plans, both domestically and overseas.”
"Reece Group currently supplies over 650 locations in Australia and New Zealand. We are designing our supply chain of the future with trusted partners and scalable technologies to ensure sustainable and efficient growth. A partner for over 20 years, Infor WMS fits the bill: It’s easy to configure and use, and offers a next-generation solution to drive the future of our business and keep us one step ahead of our customers’ needs,” Vermeulen said.
Infor WMS is an advanced warehouse management system that delivers high speed and accuracy. With embedded labour management and 3D visual analysis to reduce complexity, it provides unprecedented visibility into inventory, orders, equipment, and people to empower organisations to enrich service levels and increase product velocity.
“Our business has grown over the last 100 years, and we are immensely proud of the supply chain network that has supported our growth throughout this time. Our people and customers are at the heart of what we do and our systems architecture is vital to ensure we’re setting our business up for the future and freeing up our teams to focus on improvement initiatives utilising the new SaaS WMS,” Vermeulen said.
According to Grand View Research, the global warehouse management systems market is anticipated to reach US$8.1 billion by 2028, with a growing transition towards cloud-based systems. Cloud-based WMS allows organisations to offload time-consuming tasks such as infrastructure upgrades and maintenance, which have to be carried out on on-premises software.
“Cloud-based solutions are transforming the operations of businesses of all sizes. It’s a much more efficient and scalable way to manage and optimise operations, especially at a time when we’re seeing logistics systems under unprecedented pressure. The benefits of Infor’s cloud-based warehouse management system, which offers complete transparency as well as enabling end-to-end tracking, are second to none,” said Jarrod Kinchington, managing director of Infor Australia & New Zealand. “Infor WMS is central to helping businesses holistically manage distribution centres with the right tools to deliver exceptional operational capabilities.”
In July, Gartner® positioned Infor as a Leader, for the third consecutive time, in its 2021 Magic Quadrant™ for Warehouse Management Systems. Infor was positioned in the Leaders quadrant for its ability to execute and its completeness of vision.
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About Reece Group
Reece Australia Pty Ltd. is Australia's largest plumbing and bathroom supplies business, as well as eight others in allied industries. Reece’s plumbing and bathroom products are sourced both locally and internationally, which can be found in over 600 locations across Australia and New Zealand. Reece continues to expand into fresh areas, developing new technologies and systems and pioneering innovative plumbing and bathroom products. To learn more, please visit the Reece Group website.
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[i] Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems, Simon Tunstall, Dwight Klappich, 30 June 2021.
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