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Leading Colombian Automotive Distributor Fanalca Increases Productivity 40% with Infor WMS

Colombia – September 14, 2022, 09:00 AM

Fanalca represents Honda in Colombia and implements Infor software to support its digital initiatives

Fanalca employee working distribution center machinery
Photo courtesy of Fanalca

LATIN AMERICA – Sept. 14, 2022 Infor®, the industry cloud company, today announced that Fanalca has increased its productivity by 40% with the implementation of Infor WMS warehouse management system. The software solution was sold and implemented by Cerca Technology, Infor´s strategic partner in the distribution sector.

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Fanalca’s supply chain management is based in national and imported spare parts with three distribution centers in Colombia. Fanalca is experiencing significant growth with a 100% increase of revenue, so it was necessary to invest in processes and technology to reach its goal of 300% growth by 2025 and see what tools were necessary to help achieve this.

In 2018, Fanalca developed a strategic plan to face market challenges, and created a program called Link. The company decided to build a new distribution center with all the conditions required. It needed a system to track all transactions and optimize resources efficiently, so Fanalca selected Infor WMS.

Fanalca worked with Cerca Technology and its consulting team to implement Infor WMS with the goals to track all operations in the distribution center, access information in real time to increase productivity, and reduce operation lead time.

Luis Vera, operations leader at Fanalca, says the process has been successful and has taught them a lot about the business. He highlights three key issues for the success:

  1. Implementation of a change management area, and selecting people with the skills needed for the project.
  2. Cerca Technology´s team of consultants with deep knowledge.
  3. Experience of consultants in implementations in the distribution sector.

“Infor WMS is one of the most comprehensive solutions on the market, and it fulfilled all our distribution center needs, enabling us to design a logistical process that will help to increase productivity and control inventory. Go-live was a success and, by the second week, we were already seeing surprising results,” Vera says.

“We know it usually takes time after implementations to see results, but the Infor WMS implementation flowed easily, with great results in a short time thanks to the team’s know-how. Fanalca prepared thoroughly for this moment,” says Juan David Osorio, demand planning leader at Fanalca.

Fanalca cites the following results thanks to Infor WMS:

  • 40% productivity increase in the distribution center
  • 99% inventory reliability
  • Lead time decreased from 2 days to 1 day
  • New process to generate cyclic tasks to optimize administration and inventory accuracy

“Strategic vision and planning led by Fanalca were fundamental for this success. This implementation shows that Infor WMS is a very comprehensive tool, prepared to support changing market needs,” says Julián Lasso, Cerca Technology professional services manager.

According to Adriana Gutierrez, channel director for Infor in Latin America: “The goal of companies like Fanalca is to meet customers’ needs, improving operations and decreasing costs; for this, digital transformation is key. By implementing Infor WMS in the cloud, all specific functionalities for the industry are included, enabling Fanalca to focus on new initiatives that strengthen continuous growth, making operations even more efficient.”

About Fanalca

Fanalca is a Colombian company leader in the automotive sector, founded more than 60 years ago. It consists of six strategic business units, with cars and motorcycles being one of the primary units due to Fanalca being the representative of Honda Motors since 1978. Its supply chain is based in sales of national and imported spare parts, with three distribution centers in Cali, Yumbo and Bogotá. https://fanalca.com/

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