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Optimal resource planning in the warehouse of distributor Varo

Importer and distributor VARO from Lier has a huge warehouse: a total area of ​​22,000 m2, where no less than 22 million euro of electric and hand tools is waiting for the orders of the DIY- chains. There is a great activity to VARO: 1,200,000 order lines are processed annually, the warehouse workers are busy with the many pickings and the maintenance of the machines. It is not an easy task for a company of this size to automate.

Varo

"The collaboration with iFacto is ideal and we
have confidence in our future. Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a complete, forward-looking international application, but as always it is the people and the
IT partner that make the difference. "
Jeroen Nys, CEO of VARO

Profile

Under the brand names PowerPlus Varo Tools, imports and distributes VARO manual and electric tools for home and garden. The facility in Lier includes a warehouse of 22.000m2 and has an annual 70 million Euro turnover. In addition VARO also has a office in Spain, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Challenge

VARO was looking for a solution for improving efficiency in the warehouse, with seamless integration to all business processes.

Solution

iFacto installed there as Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP package, integrated this with a powerful WMS solution.

Benefits

  • Consolidated accounts are managed centrally
  • More than 75% electronic order processing through EDI,PDA or intercompany orders.
  • Sophisticated reservation system based on agreements that takes the container planning into account 
  • Optimal resource planning in the warehouse with powerful WMS application