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ARD Logistics Enhances Supply Chain Management with WISE WMS & WISE Sequencing

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 ARD Logistics Enhances Supply Chain Management with WISE WMS & WISE Sequencing - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Application Infrastructure & Middleware - Data Exchange & Integration
  • Functional Applications - Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
Applicable Industries
  • Automotive
  • Transportation
Applicable Functions
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Maintenance
Use Cases
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Transportation Simulation
  • System Integration
The Customer
About The Customer
ARD Logistics is a global provider of Supply Chain Management services. They provide services to large companies such as Mercedes Benz USA and large Tier 1 suppliers. ARD Logistics is part of the Global Automotive Alliance, representing two of the six companies in the alliance. The company also has a government division that works with the planning, development, management, operation, and maintenance of logistics systems dealing with the acquisition support, movement, and maintenance of resources. ARD Logistics is known for its ability to manage complex logistics operations worldwide.
The Challenge
ARD Logistics, a global provider of Supply Chain Management services, faced a significant challenge in delivering parts to a major luxury auto manufacturer. The delivery had to be executed Just-In-Time (JIT) and Just-in-Sequence (JIS), with Very Narrow Aisle Storage (VNA) and utilizing an Automated Storage Retrieval System (ASRS). The company needed a fully integrated warehouse management system that could meet these specific requirements and optimize the loading of Specialized Delivery/Transportation by their fleet of box trucks. The challenge was not only to meet the stringent delivery requirements but also to ensure the system was fully integrated and capable of managing the complex logistics operations.
The Solution
ARD Logistics turned to Royal 4 Systems and their WISE Warehouse Management Software to address their challenge. Leveraging Royal 4 Systems' decades of functional expertise and the rapid configuration tools within WISE, ARD was able to implement custom features to satisfy every requirement. WISE manages Inbound, Value Added Services, Outbound, ASRS integration, and the Sequencing for JIT deliveries. This included load planning, delivery scheduling, and EDI ASN confirmations. The solution provided by Royal 4 Systems has been instrumental in improving productivity and lowering the costs of operations at ARD. The WISE implementation has given ARD the capability to meet the changing needs of their clients, providing them with a distinct business advantage.
Operational Impact
  • The implementation of the WISE Warehouse Management Software and WISE Sequencing by Royal 4 Systems has provided ARD Logistics with a single solution to manage their entire business. This includes back office operations, EDI, ASRS integration, Just in time delivery, and real-time visibility to every aspect of the operation. The solution has not only lowered the cost of operation but also improved productivity. The ability to meet the changing needs of their clients has given ARD a distinct business advantage. The company has expressed satisfaction with the WISE implementation and Royal 4, stating that the provider is always there for them.

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