Mantis has showcased its flagship software Logistics Vision Suite at CSCMP Edge 2021

Mantis has showcased its flagship software Logistics Vision Suite at CSCMP Edge 2021

Mantis has showcased its flagship Logistics Vision Suite (LVS), probably the only WMS / logistics software suite in the world that can be easily adapted for companies with sophisticated warehousing & distribution operations and automations at CSCMP Edge 2021 held on September 19-22, in Atlanta Georgia, USA.

October 7, 2021

For 58 years, CSCMP EDGE Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition has attracted high-level supply chain professionals and industry partners as Supply Chain's Premier Event with three full days of education, connections and solutions.

The Supply Chain Exchange has been one of the biggest draws for participants and exhibitors alike. This one-of-a-kind exhibition introduces potential customers to innovations and technologies spanning the end-to-end supply chain. With 65% of EDGE attendees at a director level and above, as an exhibitor, you will have the opportunity to talk with decision-makers face-to-face.

Mantis was among the 120+ exhibitors, both in person and virtually, that showcased all the latest modules of its flagship WMS Logistics Vision Suite (LVS). Mantis flagship Warehouse Management Software enables professionals of Mantis and its partner network, to easily configure and roll out it to multi-site operations (and multi-client in case of 3PLs) thus sharply decreasing the initial project time and costs.

Furthermore, its state-of-the-art architecture and upgradeability allow painless upgrades and cost-effective ongoing support. Finally, it allows 3PLs and other customers with internal IT resources to "self-serve" themselves covering even the most complex of their warehousing and distribution processes, enabling them to respond fast to their continuously evolving needs while at the same time enjoying an unbeatable low multi-year TCO.

 


Mantis achieves Zebra Technologies Validation

Mantis achieves Zebra Technologies Validation

Mantis’ Warehouse Management System Logistics Vision Suite software has been tested by Zebra’s Global Enablement Center to deliver adaptable and upgradeable solutions for warehouse and distribution customers.

Mantis today announced it has successfully completed Zebra’s Enterprise Testing Program for its Warehouse Management System (WMS) Logistics Vision Suite (LVS). This designation indicates to customers and partners that WMS LVS software was successfully tested, confirming its performance and functionality with Zebra Android mobile computers.

Zebra Technologies is an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge. Mantis is a part of the award-winning Zebra PartnerConnect program as a global Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partner.

A majority of Mantis’ customers already use Zebra devices so Zebra Android terminals validation enables LVS users to realize transformational gains in their warehousing and distribution operations.

"Working closely with Zebra engineering teams, we have tested the interoperability of WMS LVS with selected products, including Zebra WT6300, TC72, TC26, MC33 and MC22 Android mobile computers. This ensures warehouse operators that our WMS meets their needs and reduces both the risk and the deployment time for them."
George Baglatzis, COO, Mantis

Zebra Technologies’ Enterprise Testing Program enables eligible channel partners to test the interoperability of their software and hardware solutions with select Zebra mobile computers, scanners, printers, RFID solutions and mobility management software products to meet user application-specific needs.


Spitishop, the dominant e-shop of homeware in Greece, provides unbeatable service level to its customers with Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis

Spitishop, the dominant e-shop of homeware in Greece, provides unbeatable service level to its customers with Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis

Spitishop was the first in Greece to introduce online shopping of homeware products 11 years ago. Today, it continues to be the most powerful e-retailer of the sector, enabling consumers to equip their home ("spiti" in the Greek language) with dreamy homeware goods thanks to a wide range of modern, high quality and value for money products. The company offers -often at great discounts- about 35,000 SKUs in linen, fabrics, lighting, small furniture, baby products and decorative items. Spitishop represents more than 50 globally known brands such as NEF NEF, Kentia, Nima, Gofis Home, Downtown, Das Home, Ravelia, Inart, Espiel, Lorena Canals, Baby Oliver, Suavinex, Elodie Details, etc. "Serving the wishes of our customers" is the motto of the honored for 8 successive years with e-commerce awards company, that aims to always deliver outstanding service level, through its e-shop and its brick-and-mortar network of stores, daily, powered by the distribution center of the company in Athens.

Today, the distribution center of Spitishop delivers approximately 40,000 orders per month all over Greece. However, the fast-paced increase of e-commerce, also due to the pandemic outbreak, represents a challenge and an opportunity for the management team of Spitishop, which strongly believes in the adoption of the best-of-breed logistics technology solutions as the only way to guarantee a high customer experience and sales growth.

Spitishop recently decided to go for Mantis’ Logistics Vision Suite (LVS), because it is a reliable international Warehouse Management System (WMS) with proven results for high levels of productivity, order fulfillment accuracy and fast Return on Investment (ROI). LVS was also selected because of its exceptional benefits of true adaptability and outstanding flexibility, ensuring the top performance SpitiShop demands.

Mantis’ LVS meets in the best way, the requirements of Spitishop for the fast and accurate fulfillment of e-orders that multiply day by day. The solution includes smart and affordable warehouse automations, capable of driving order execution to operational excellence by restraining, at the same time, the total cost of ownership; Put-Wall (sort to light) and touch screen packing stations as well as Light directed Pick-to-Cart (Smart Cart), are selected to elevate the performance of picking and packing and radically eliminate errors while at the same time enhancing order accuracy.

"Our goal is to continue to serve our customers at an unbeatable level and to further grow the most complete e-shop of homeware in Greece, constantly enriching our thematic categories with new, branded products. Mantis is our strategic partner, that we trust for safeguarding our targeted and highly productive logistics operation and an irreplaceable ally on the road to our future endeavors".
Marios Bezioulas, Managing Director, Spitishop


Netlog Logistics, Turkey’s largest 3PL, starts a strategic partnership with Mantis

Netlog Logistics, Turkey’s largest 3PL, starts a strategic partnership with Mantis

Netlog Logistics is Turkey’s largest logistics services provider and is one of the fastest-growing companies within the EMEA region. More than 9,500 local and global brands in fashion, food, pharma, hi-tech and general services industries rely on the company’s innovative supply chain solutions to accelerate their sales. Netlog Logistics is a strong player in 3 continents, while operating 104 warehouses in 1,200,000 m2’s total indoor storage space, which are located strategically in Turkey (63), Benelux (33), UK (3), USA (1), Middle East (2), Far East (2), and over 4,000 owned fleet.

Netlog Logistics owns and operates 14 market-leading logistics service brands under its portfolio, each focusing on a specific solution and/or sector, with over 14,000 passionate logisticians in addition to its customized solutions throughout the supply chain cycle for all the major B2B industries, the company also work continuously to innovate logistics solutions for everyday challenges in the e-commerce ecosystem, through its modern e-fulfillment centers and technology driven approach.

Fostering digital transformation, the company recently decided to work together with Mantis to implement Logistics Vision Suite (LVS), as the next step to bring innovation to the logistics processes that will be beneficial to its clients/depositors and will attract new ones.

The strategic partnership of the company with Mantis, the leading international WMS technology vendor, includes the deployment of LVS in 4 of the Turkish e-fulfillment sites of the company as a start to the possibility of further expansion into Netlog’s subsidiaries around the globe. Thanks to its "triangle of advantages" (Adaptability, Flexibility, Scalability), Mantis LVS was selected by Netlog as the ideal Warehouse Management System (WMS) to meet in the best way the ever-changing needs of all clients / depositors that are in different demanding sectors and on the other hand provide supreme customer service level. LVS is implemented with ease and can support the diversified requirements of the clients / depositors of a 3PL in a single instance and on the other hand it can offer advanced traceability throughout all the flows of the journey of goods in the logistics center.

The project is implemented by the very experienced Mantis Turkey team.

"Mantis has fulfilled all their commitments to us concerning the implementation support as well as the time-lines. We were extremely satisfied with their concentration into our project and professional approach during the discussions with our teams. Now, we are looking forward to experiencing the performance of the system on-line."
Ugur Ersop, General Manager, Warehousing and E-Fulfillment Centers (Fashion, Lifestyle & FMCG), Netlog Logistics

"Tracking all processes from inbound to delivery at the end-user is a pivotal necessity for modern e-commerce operations, a strong pillar of the development of Netlog Logistics. The advanced traceability of LVS enables us to monitor all processes end-to-end."
Mehmet Senol, Operations Manager, Mantis Turkey


JDSmith one of the longest serving 3PLs in Canada makes a strategic move to Mantis LVS

JDSmith one of the longest serving 3PLs in Canada makes a strategic move to Mantis LVS

JDSmith, a leading provider of 3PL warehousing and transportation services has announced today that they entered an agreement with Mantis, a leading international WMS / logistics software and solutions vendor, with the intent to migrate their warehousing operations to the Mantis Logistics Vision Suite (LVS).

The award-winning Canadian 3PL decided to invest in a cutting-edge WMS to further increase customer service level, drive efficiency for its clients in diverse industries, and boost warehouse productivity. LVS by Mantisproved to be the best, innovative solution for JDSmith to face the current challenges of rapidly changing demands.

For JDSmith modules as Link Manager, Warehouse Intelligence, Client e-workspace, Logistics Billing, Kitting, e-track and trace, Pre-cubing, Touch screen packing station and many others proved to be the key differentiator in their selection along with the existence of a strong local Mantis Team in North America.

"There are many excellent WMS platforms for a 3PL on the market. After an exhaustive review we chose to partner with Mantis", said Cam Arntsen, Director of Information Systems and Technologies. "What set LVSahead of the others was the ability to customize key functionality such as allocation and pick behaviors, the ability to use REST APIs natively, and the pre-built warehouse intelligence tools."

"The Mantis LVS platform will give us the ability to drive efficiencies into our operations through simplified processes, intuitive user-friendly screens, and task automation." commented Kevin Paquette, Director of warehouse operations. "The real-time metrics and powerful BI tools will let us better manage our operations and respond quickly to changes in volumes."

"This is a key strategic move that will give us the tools we need to respond to our industry's rapidly changing demands", said Scott Smith, Owner & President. "We need to operate more efficiently and faster than ever before. I am confident in my team’s decision to choose Mantis LVS."

About JDSmith

JDSmith is a full-service third-party warehousing and transportation provider based in Vaughan, Ontario. The warehouse division provides services to clients with B2B and B2C eCommerce, omnichannel and traditional pallet case requirements whether shipping into major retail or direct to consumer. JDSmith services several markets including Consumer Packaged Goods, Fulfillment, Food Service / Food Processing, Packaging, Retail, Automotive, Electronics, Health & Beauty, and Medical. JDSmith offers a single source solution to their broad customer base. Since 1919 JDSmith has been committed to providing its clients with flexible, innovative and elevated services.


Award-winning VVR confirms the successful partnership between RealWear and Mantis for Vision Picking solutions in the supply chain industry

Award-winning VVR confirms the successful partnership between RealWear and Mantis
for Vision Picking solutions in the supply chain industry

Mantis is pleased to announce that the partnership with RealWear is crowned with 3 new successful projects. Mantis is a Global ISV + Reseller of RealWear, the leader in assisted reality solutions. Since the beginning of the partnership, Mantis has designed and developed a specialized vision picking module (VVR) based on the popular RealWear HMT-1 assisted reality device for Vision + Voice. VVR has since won the Gold Supply Chain Award for warehouse innovation.

VVR, which relies on the RealWear HMT-1's advanced voice recognition capabilities and a wearable RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) device for confirmation, revolutionizes Piece Picking / Pick-to-Cart, Case Picking & Sorting / Put-Walls that have been supported by traditional R/Light/Voice-directed applications. By combining voice, vision and RFID confirmation devices, VVR drastically reduces a picker’s learning curve, minimizes errors and increases productivity while freeing the warehouse workers hands.

The partnership between RealWear and Mantis is fruitful to both parties and customers, with several projects already in place and very promising results. The Mantis WMS Logistics Vision Suite (LVS) module is integrated with the RealWear HMT-1 assisted reality solution for picking and sorting and is implemented with success on several occasions. On a specific customer the increase of picking productivity was up to 20% with a further error reduction of 5% compared to RF picking.

Taking it a step further VVR on the HMT-1 is ready to be in use and further studied by a university as part of its designated school curriculum.

"Our strategic partnership with Mantis enables us to further evolve in the supply chain industry and help our common end-customers to dramatically accelerate their digital transformation efforts to protect their workforce and ensure effective performance increase," said Jon Arnold, Vice President, EMEA at RealWear.

"We consider our partnership with RealWear a strategic one as it allows Mantis to continue delivering logistics innovation to our customers that are seeking innovative technologies and services to enhance their ability to effectively increase their productivity and continue their business development path", said George Baglatzis, CCO at Mantis.

About RealWear

RealWear is a knowledge transfer platform company providing in-situ information and in-the-field training with software and hardware to help people improve safety and increase productivity at work. The company’s flagship product, the HMT-1, is the leading ruggedized head-mounted, wearable, Android-class tablet computer that frees a worker’s hands for dangerous jobs. With an ever-growing number of hands-free software solutions, enterprise customers gain instant knowledge with remote mentor, document navigation, industrial IoT visualization, video micro-training and digital workflow solutions. Global leaders in energy, manufacturing and automotive industries trust the HMT-1 and HMT-1Z1 to empower and connect their global workforce.


Mantis and Pick to Light Systems forge their strong partnership with 10 new successful projects

Mantis and Pick to Light Systems forge their strong partnership with 10 new successful projects

Mantis is thrilled that the long partnership with Pick to Light Systems is active and very successful. Mantis is a Value Added Reseller of Pick to Light Systems a part of AIOI Systems (Japan) and a leading vendor with over three million picking devices operating in over 30 countries.

Mantis has been innovating in warehouse automation for more than 13 years now. Especially for the light-directed automations, Mantis has designed a single multi-threaded highly configurable platform (LVS - WCS Lights Server) supporting all automation technologies and systems in any combination (Pick-to-Light, Sort-to-Light / Put-Walls, Smart Pick Carts). It is tightly integrated with Mantis’ embedded LVS - Warehouse Execution System (WES) to utilize advanced put-away, replenishment, pre-cubing, picking, sorting and other algorithms.

The long-lasting partnership between Pick to Light Systems and Mantis is booming with very encouraging results. It provides a powerful integration of a state-of-the-art WMS with leading lights hardware enabling the end customers to take the lead in their competitive landscape. More than 10 customers in the last year selected a light-driven solution from Mantis to dramatically increase their picking productivity.

Especially, Mantis Put Wall solution with light modules from Pick to Light Systems was awarded the Gold Supply Chain Award for the integration of software and hardware resulting in a significant increase in picking and sorting performance. With several benefits such as two pack types in one location, specific lot picking with packing on the other side of the Put-Wall, it helps fulfill a large volume of orders, maximizing this way the overall effectiveness of the warehouse.

Pick to Light Systems, based in Oñate (Basque Country), was founded in 2002 as part of AIOI Systems (Japan). Our goal is to provide advanced solutions for warehouse picking and manufacture processes (assembling, kitting) based on AIOI Systems' AI-Net technology.

AIOI Systems was founded in Tokyo in 1984 and has been involved in the Pick-to-Light business for 25 years. It is currently the industry leader in Asia and is actively expanding worldwide. There are over three million picking devices operating in over 30 countries. The keys to the success of AIOI are its advanced technology and high-quality manufacturing.

Mantis, established in 1996, is a leading international WMS / logistics software and solutions vendor with European origins. With 9 offices and many qualified partners, Mantis is present in 30+ countries in Europe, North & Latin America, Middle East & North Africa and Asia-Pacific.

Mantis' flagship Logistics Vision Suite (LVS) is probably the only WMS / logistics software suite in the world that can be easily adapted for companies with sophisticated warehousing and distribution operations and automations. Its design represents a great leap in WMS / logistics technology, offering unique adaptabilityand outstanding upgradeability.

It enables professionals of Mantis and its partner network, to easily configure and roll it out to multi-site operations (and multi-client in case of 3PLs) thus sharply decreasing the initial project time and costs. Furthermore, its state-of-the-art architecture and upgradeability allow painless upgrades and cost-effective ongoing support. Finally, it allows 3PLs and other customers with internal IT resources to "self-serve" themselves covering even for the most complex of their warehousing and distribution processes, enabling them to respond fast to their continuously evolving needs while at the same time enjoying an unbeatable low multi-year TCO.

"Pick To Light Systems and Mantis have formed a strong partnership a long time ago with noteworthy benefits for both sides. We are able to say that we won the challenge to make our mutual customers more productive and competitive."
Xabier Gonzalez, Distribution Channel Director, Pick To Light Systems

"We consider our partnership with Pick To Light Systems a mutually beneficial one as it allows Mantis to continue delivering solutions to our customers to optimize their warehouse processes and remain ahead of the competition."
George Baglatzis, CCO, Mantis


Mantis was a sponsor At ProMat Digital Experience (ProMatDX) 2019

Mantis was a sponsor At ProMat Digital Experience (ProMatDX) 2019

ProMatDX, held April 12-16, 2021, is the new digital event experience designed to power up manufacturing and supply chain professionals from the U.S. and over 140 countries with critical access to the latest solutions they need now to improve the resiliency and agility of their operations.

ProMatDX combines the power of the connections, solution - sourcing, and education that only ProMat can deliver with the latest digital event technology in a five-day event that will be the most important week of 2021 for the manufacturing and supply chain industry.

Many current and prospective customers visited the virtual booth of Mantis to find out more about Mantis Warehouse Management System (WMS) namely Logistics Vision Suite (LVS) that is companies with sophisticated warehousing & distribution operations and automations. Its design represents a great leap in WMS / logistics technology, offering unique adaptability &outstanding upgradeability.

More than 500 enterprises, many of them leading multinationals, representing all major industries (3PL, Retail, Wholesale / Distribution & Manufacturing) and selling channels (traditional & multichannel e-commerce) rely on LVS to run and optimize their logistics operations. LVS customers spread across many vertical markets, such as Consumer Products, Food & Beverage, Fashion, Pharmaceuticals + H&B + Medical, Grocery Chains, ICT + Appliances + Electronics, Construction Materials, Home Improvement, Tools + Industrial Equipment, Tobacco, Spare Parts & Accessories, Books + Office Supplies, Electro-Technical & Cables,etc.

Finally, to complement its sponsorship and its virtual booth, Mantis presented two education seminars:

Warehouse Intelligence: The evolution of Business Intelligence in the world of Logistics
Advanced Slotting: Same Space, Better Results


Soditra-Logistics, one of the most competent 3PL in Belgium, reaches perfect traceability with Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis WMS

Soditra-Logistics, one of the most competent 3PL in Belgium, reaches perfect traceability with Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis WMS

Soditra-Logistics is a leading Belgian 3PL company, offering services of high quality, agility, and cost efficiency to demanding sectors such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, e-commerce, consumer goods, etc. The company is widely recognized for its capability of providing fast deployed and best customized services at low cost to its clients, including warehousing, order picking and packing, co-packing, e-commerce, transportation and billing.

With clients such as L'Oréal, NYX Professional Makeup, Horus Pharma, Greenweez, Bambaw, etc., Soditra-Logistics is one of the biggest logistics service providers in its region, and it focuses on flexibility to answer any type of client needs from different sectors. Therefore Soditra-Logistics heavily invests in the latest, state-of-the-art logistics solutions technology regarding both software and hardware.

Soditra-Logistics’ continuous and sustainable growth leads to new investments regarding its logistics network in the country: the company’s main logistics center in Nivelle, which hosts 15,000 SKUs and delivers 100 million transactions per year, will soon expand from 16,000 m2 to 26,000 m2. The company’s second largest warehouse in Mollem, of 7,000 SKUs and 45 million transactions per year, will also grow from 18,000 m2 to 22,000 m2.

Focused on preserving and enhancing its competitive advantages of high service level and best value for money services in this new phase of development, the company searched for an international Warehouse Management System offering unique adaptability and outstanding upgradeability.

For both of its logistics centers in Nivelle and Mollem, Soditra-Logistics selects Mantis’ Logistics Vision Suite(LVS) that allows achieving productivity goals, improving service quality, and reducing costs. Mantis also offers Advanced Analytics with its LVS module Warehouse Intelligence.

Mantis team had a perfect understanding of the project’s complexity and provided seamless integrationwith Soditra-Logistics’ ERP System Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Mantis has also the power to support with "zero-error" accuracy, Automated Materials Handling Systems (AMHS). In the case of Soditra-Logistics, Mantis LVS - WCS AMHS Server speeds up picking performance by collaborating perfectly with the robotized goods-to-person (mobile robots) warehousing and order picking solution powered by Scallog. In spring 2020, the 3PL Belgian company doubled the size of its goods-to-person picking facility, to faster fulfil its constantly increasing retail orders.

The project was implemented by Mantis International team (MIT) and Mantis Turkey team.

"Thanks to Mantis LVS, we reached a precise stock accuracy level and perfect traceability. Return on Investment is much shorter than we expected in the first place, and we still invest in LVS to improve our logistics operations. We also acquired the Warehouse Intelligence module of LVS, which reports every detail of our daily operations in real-time. In this way, we can detect all bottlenecks and strong points and focus on these weaknesses to improve our processes. Mantis Team, thank you for providing us an easy implementation period."
Salvatore Ciliberto, General Manager, Soditra-Logistics

"As a logistics service provider, integration process with customer’s ERPs is always a crucial point for us. We have seen in practice LVS’s capability of integration; thus, we feel quite comfortable with integrations regarding customers’ ERPs. Besides, LVS’s flexibility significantly empower us to customize our implementations according to the needs of our customers."
Unal Battal, IT Manager, Soditra-Logistics

"LVS is a supreme platform that offers to the implementer a wide range of implementation options. Mantis Turkey team has enough experience to benefit from these advantages and Mantis International trusts us to implement / support such a crucial operation. With the success we had at Soditra-Logistics implementation, we will continue to support Mantis’ international projects."
Mehmet Senol, Operations Manager, Mantis Turkey


Synferri, a Greek home improvement e-retailer, aims to fully cover its customers' needs by implementing Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis

Synferri, a Greek home improvement e-retailer, aims to fully cover its customers' needs by implementing Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis

Synferri, established in 1992, is a retail chain of household and decoration goods based in Patras. The company offers a wide spectrum of products addressing the needs of its customers with modern and complete household solutions offering at the same time affordable prices. Apart from household and decoration goods, the collection of Synferri varies from hygiene products and pet care products to seasonal goods.

Synferri operates three physical mega-stores in Patras and it serves its loyal clientele via an attractive e-shop. The e-commerce sales of Synferri have tremendously increased due to the pandemic of Covid-19. This business growth, as well as future plans, compelled the company to invest in a robust and adaptable Warehouse Management System (WMS), capable to fulfilled company’s elevated e-commerce business goals.

The management team of Synferri decided to go for Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis in order to optimize its warehouse operations and processes, to increase its productivity and order fulfillment rates, reducing the human errors at the same time. Logistics Vision Suite is deployed in the central warehouse in Patras, enhancing the company’s e-commerce all over Greece from the very beginning.

Flow Management amongst suppliers, central warehouse, and stores, is substantially improved by Mantis LVS, which in addition achieved:

  • Effective inventory control through smart exploitation of warehouse space.
  • Stock accuracy all over the warehouse, which guarantees excellent customer service for online orders.
  • Reliable inbound process and storage at the best location.
  • Fast and flawless order execution.
  • Impressive productivity increase and simultaneously, notable reduction of errors.

"Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis offers to us a great competitive advantage, by optimizing our warehouse processes and upgrading our technological infrastructure, two factors that lead to even better levels of customer service while at the same time it complies with our sales growth goals."
Spyros Giannopoulos, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer, Synferri