Tiger Distribution & Logistics Company Limited (TSDC) has dramatically upgraded its warehouse operations utilising the Manhattan SCALE system, achieving a 20% boost in efficiency, consequently handling a higher volume of orders without the need to expand their workforce.
The software, now incorporated with existing warehouse equipment, enhances productivity and order processing times, managing TSDC's vast inventory and complex order fulfilment processes. "Operating with the Manhattan system allows our warehouse to process more than 112,000 orders per month, totalling more than 3 million products for each sale. Despite the increased workload, we have maintained the same amount of manpower to handle this output and remarkably complete tasks 20% faster - which is an amazing result," said Worachai Pathumapa from TSDC.
The decision to select Manhattan SCALE followed due consideration about how to streamline its warehouse and fulfilment centres. The centres, boasting over 40,000 sqm floor space, store more than 120,000 SKUs. As TSDC constitutes a vast part of a complex supply chain, managing inventory and orders became an increasingly intricate task. Amidst business growth and the complexities presented by omnichannel fulfilment, TSDC recognised the demand for evolved systems that could address these challenges.
Thitipoom Chokwatan, Vice President for ICC International and Director for TSDC explained their choice: “The customer experience is paramount in today’s omnichannel environment and to ensure that our service expectations are met, we realise the need to move towards digitally enabled processes within our warehouse. After a thorough review of available technologies, Manhattan SCALE was selected by TSDC to transform our warehouse through world-class warehouse and logistics management software.”
Manhattan SCALE streamlines the movement of goods by integrating seamlessly with TSDC's existing equipment, including sorting machines and conveyor systems. This transformation optimises workflows, ensures efficient order processing and boosts productivity by reducing processing times. "The new system generates valuable data and reports, enabling our team to perform in-depth business analysis, evaluate performance, and strategise for the future. This data-driven approach empowers us to make informed decisions, optimise processes, and maximise distribution centre output and overall operations," said Worachai Pathumapa from TSDC.
The deployment of Manhattan SCALE brought about considerable benefits across TSDC operations. First, errors were reduced to less than 0.1%. Additionally, order fulfilment speed increased by up to 20%, thereby effectively managing a growing volume of orders without the associate requisite manpower increase.
The automation capabilities of Manhattan SCALE led to labour cost savings for TSDC, by automating various tasks and workflows, reducing manpower and working hours, and as a result, creating a leaner and more accurate fulfilment and supply chain operation. “Manhattan Associates is proud to be working with TSDC to optimise their warehouse operations. By leveraging Manhattan SCALE’s advanced warehouse management capabilities, TSDC can enhance distribution processes, identify areas for improvement, and seize new growth opportunities, ensuring the business remains competitive and meets the needs of its customers,” concluded Richard Wright, Managing Director for SEA for Manhattan Associates.