Breda, 18 February 2019
Warehouse management specialist Consafe Logistics announces that the organic wholesaler Udea will implement the Astro WMS® and WCS for the optimization of warehouse processes. This software is being implemented in phases to prepare all employees for consolidating three different warehouses to a new omni-channel distribution center at the Foodpark in Veghel. Thanks to this investment, Udea can continue to grow successfully in the coming years and further increase both efficiency and delivery reliability.
Optimize warehouse processes
Udea is the organic wholesaler behind the fast-growing Ekoplaza supermarkets and e-commerce. Currently, this company processes and stores all fresh- and dry-food and frozen products in separate warehouses. In close cooperation with Vanderlande and Consafe Logistics, Udea will optimize all warehouse processes and mechanize and automate them to a large extent. To this end, the new omni-channel distribution center will be equipped with a goods-to-man ADAPTO system, with a capacity of around 100,000 crate positions, controlled by the Astro WMS® and WCS. Because the relocation and warehouse consolidation leads to radical changes for all employees, the AstroWMS® is already being implemented in the current warehouses this year.
Increase efficiency, delivery reliability and experience
“We are investing in a new omni-channel warehouse for our future growth and even further increasing the efficiency, delivery reliability and experience for our customers and stores,” says Erik-Jan van den Brink, commercial director of Udea. “By letting our employees get used to the new WMS this year, we prepare them in stages for all the changes and scale up our capacity in phases. We opted for Consafe Logistics because the Astro software can be configured flexibly to all our requirements and works well with Vanderlande’s ADAPTO system. ”
Innovative omni-channel distribution center
“Udea is creating an innovative omni-channel distribution center with multiple temperature zones and extensive mechanization and automation“, says Henk-Jan van Donkelaar, Chief Sales Officer of Consafe Logistics. “We are pleased to be able to realize this together with Udea and Vanderlande and thereby contribute to the further growth of the company. In addition to the implementation of the Astro WMS® and WCS, we also provide integrations with the current and new ERP software from Udea and the Vanderlande systems. ”
Udea is a Dutch wholesaler in organic foods, mainly operating in the Dutch market but also exporting to various European and non-continental countries. Udea offers the most complete range of vegetables and fruit, chilled products, frozen products and ambient & cosmetics. Udea is also the franchisor of the biggest organic supermarket formula Ekoplaza in the Netherlands.
Furthermore, Udea is a family business with both a personal and decisive attitude. A business whose entire workforce willingly devote their positive energy to ensure that your joint organic enterprise flourishes. Udea is an open, honest, straightforward and transparent organisation. We hope to add your firm to our customer base, so that we might fulfil our pledge to you as a loyal export partner!