5th Element, the largest retailer of consumer electronics and home appliances in Belarus, goes with Mantis' LVS and ant Technologies

5th Element, the largest retailer of consumer electronics and home appliances in Belarus, goes with Mantis' LVS and ant Technologies

5th Element is the largest retailer of consumer electronics and home appliances in Belarus. The company's distribution network consists of 32 stores in 19 cities across the country that is complemented by an online store offering delivery of goods from the company's central warehouses.

Differentiation is the key marketing strategy of the company. The main competitive advantages of 5th Elementaccording to the company's consumers are: a wide variety of high quality products at attractive prices, the availability of professional support at all buying stages and the best selection of services.

Stock availability, accurate shipments, timely delivery, minimization of errors in all warehouse operations and reduction of the time required for the execution of orders, are the key targets of the company in order to assure its success in the future.

The company, in order to minimize its warehousing costs and further improve its customer service level, decided to implement an advanced warehouse management system. Following a thorough market research, the company selected ant Technologies, Mantis' partner in Belarus (and Russia/CIS), and Warehouse Vision (the WMS arm of Mantis' leading Logistics Vision software suite).


Rotopino.pl, a Polish e-commerce platform for House and Garden power tools and assortment, boosts performance through Mantis' logistics solutions

Rotopino.pl, a Polish e-commerce platform for House and Garden power tools and assortment, boosts performance through Mantis' logistics solutions

Rotopino.pl S.A. is a joint stock company with many years' experience in online sales of a wide range of power tools and assortment for "House and Garden" sector. The dynamic growth of the company over the last 10 years has enabled it to become a leader in the domestic Polish market and one of the major players in Western Europe countries among others, Germany, UK, France, Italy, and Spain.

Professional knowledge and advice, competitive prices and a focus on customer satisfaction, brings the company, every day closer on the goal of being one of the best online shops in Poland. Rotopino.pl Online Shop provides the highest quality tools in the shortest possible time trying to meet the most demanding requirements of its customers. Since 2011, the company is part of the TIM S.A. Group of companies.

Mantis Polska in association with Rotopino.pl S.A. and TIM S.A., optimized WMS of the company, Logistic Vision Suite (LVSplus) system, in order to provide not only complex warehouse processes, but also to supports the implementation of logistics processes of e-commerce orders services. For Rotopino.pl needs, was launched a special handling module in LVSplus WMS for "express e-orders", in target to allow minimal printout of waybills directly from the WMS system by using RF terminal and warehouse automations, track the status of ongoing shipments, and view and booking of inventory in real time.

In addition, has been implemented an algorithm for sorting cartons and boxes, which enables comprehensive customer service alike in traditional sales channels as well as the internet channel. These changes allow Rotopino.pl meet ever increasing demands and challenges, posed by customers.


Bulgartabac Trading, the trading arm of Bulgaria's leading producer and distributor of tobacco products, selected Mantis' specialized logistics solution for the tobacco industry

Bulgartabac Trading, the trading arm of Bulgaria's leading producer and distributor of tobacco products, selected Mantis' specialized logistics solution for the tobacco industry

Bulgartabac Trading is the leading producer and distributor of tobacco products in Bulgaria having also international presence in over 25 countries in 3 continents.

Bulgartabac Trading, the trading arm of Bulgartabac's group, in order to support its demanding supply chain organization and an aggressive expansion plan, decided to implement Mantis' specialized Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) solution for the tobacco industry across central and all regional distribution centers in Bulgaria.

Mantis' solution is based on its flagship Logistics Vision software suite (LVSplus) that along with Pick-to-Light, Pick-to-Cart and other affordable warehouse automation systems provide an integrated turn-key WMS solution for the tobacco industry.

Such solution manages and optimizes the warehousing and distribution of all tobacco and other complementary products (confectionary, etc.) at both central and regional / local levels covering the needs of the thousands of the retail outlets.

"The choice of Mantis' specialized warehouse management solution for the tobacco industry along with the high quality implementation services offered by Storactlog, Mantis' partner in Bulgaria, were the two critical factors for our decision."

Bulgartabac Trading


Metro Group Logistics (MGL) Russia goes with Mantis' Logistics Vision software suite (LVSplus) and ant Technologies

Metro Group Logistics (MGL) Russia goes with Mantis' Logistics Vision software suite (LVSplus) and ant Technologies

The Russian arm of Metro Group Logistics (MGL) agreed with ant Technologies, Mantis' partner in Russia, for the implementation of Mantis' Logistics Vision software suite (LVSplus) at MGL's warehouse complex in Noginsk, Russia.

MGL is the provider of logistics (warehousing and transportation) services for the trading divisions of Metro Group, the German supermarket chain giant (Metro Cash & Carry, Media Markt, etc.).

MGL' warehouse complex in Russia is located at the LC warehouses covering a total area of 75,000 sq.m. and including cross-docking and storage warehouses for all types of products such as food and nonfood, deep freeze products, fruit and vegetables, fish and alcoholic products.

According to the project plan, there will be a gradual introduction of Mantis' LVSplus at all 6 facilities of MGL's warehouse complex, starting with the warehouse that operates according to BBxD technology.

Such technology provides distribution planning of an expected incoming flow and merchandise inventory distribution control in case of deficiency and sorting of receivable merchandise inventory directly on shipment routes, excluding storage function.

The system will be then deployed to the rest areas of MGL's warehouse complex (frozen products, fish production, fresh vegetables and fruit, etc.).

LVSplus' Yard Management System (YMS) will be implemented among several other modules during project's first stage. The YMS, whose latest version features a computerized (re)dialer to automatically notify the stand-by truck drivers, will allow the suppliers to proactively plan their delivery windows.

Within the framework of the project and in order to achieve further productivity improvement, the implementation of LVSplus' Logistics-by-Voice voice solution (based on Vocollect's technology platform) is planned for a number of warehouse operations.

The total project life cycle is about 18 months and includes deployment of more than 400 LVSplus user licenses.


Mediprime, a major supplier of medical devices and pharmaceuticals in Greece, goes with Mantis' Logistics Vision

Mediprime, a major supplier of medical devices and pharmaceuticals in Greece, goes with Mantis' Logistics Vision

Mediprime constitutes a significant component of a group of companies in Greece that operate in the healthcare sector for the last three decades, Mesogeios Dialysis Centres, Medical Waste (clinical waste sterilization) and Therapeutic Centre Lefkos Stavros Athinon. The company is active in the general field of Medical Device and Pharmaceuticals with a specialization in Renal medicine.

The company has its headquarters in Athens and branches in Thessaloniki, Crete and Kalamata. Its personnel and support services are strategically located throughout Greece to optimize product performance and support services.

In the context of streamlining its supply chain operations, the company decided to implement Mantis' Warehouse Vision (the WMS arm of Mantis' flagship Logistics Vision software suite). The system will manage and optimize the warehousing and distribution activities concerning the company's products (medical devices and pharmaceuticals) as well as the medical devices spare parts and accessories used by the company's customer service and support organization. Finally the system will support the full upstream and downstream traceability standards required by European Union for such products.


Universal Logistic, the top distributor of pharmaceuticals in Ukraine, goes live with Mantis' Logistics Vision software suite and ant Technologies

Universal Logistic, the top distributor of pharmaceuticals in Ukraine, goes live with Mantis' Logistics Vision software suite and ant Technologies

Universal Logistic is the premium distributor of pharmaceutical products in Ukraine. The company provides its customers with high quality services, reliable technologies, high-tech modern equipment, well-qualified personnel and sophisticated logistics services. The wide range of domestic and foreign products is supported by a considerable stock, thus allowing the offering of competitive prices to the customers. Today, Universal Logistic cooperates with more than 100 foreign and 70 Ukrainian manufacturers of pharmaceutical products.

Universal Logistic's new pharmaceutical warehouse, with a total area of 6,400 sq.m., is divided into 10 separate sections: two of them are allocated for a customs-licensed warehouse and the others for a consignment warehouse. The warehouse, that includes mezzanine storage, is equipped with a balanced ventilation system, temperature / humidity control system and refrigerators supporting several storage temperature requirements.

ant Technologies, Mantis' partner in Ukraine (and Russia/CIS), was selected by Universal Logistics to implement Mantis' Warehouse Vision (the WMS arm of Mantis' leading Logistics Vision software suite). Universal Logistic's decision was based on the following criteria: low 5-year TCO (total cost of ownership), popularity of the system in the market of logistics service providers, functionality and high adaptability of the system, ant's extended experience.

The customization of the system was done according to specific warehouse topology and operational requirements such as double-depth racks, handling equipment parameters, transferring of 2 pallets at a time, keeping of daily journal and special goods flow reporting. The system that is currently used by 15 concurrent users has been successfully integrated with Universal Logistic's ERP system (JD Edwards). In order to comply with the strict requirements that are relevant to the special documents that usually accompany the pharmaceutical products, the experts of ant Technologies developed a custom batch printing module allowing the operator to simultaneously print the necessary documents per each order / shipment with a specified document sorting sequence.

The system went successfully live allowing the company to reap a lot of benefits.

"The introduction of Logistics Vision Suite allowed us to computerize all warehouse business processes and to tackle the most important tasks of a pharmaceutical warehouse: to render the tenants a full range of warehouse services in compliance with the license provisions that are relevant to the handling of pharmaceutical products."

Anastasia Romanova, Director, Universal Logistic


SPK a major wholesaler of office equipment in Cyprus has selected Mantis and Logistics Vision Suite

SPK a major wholesaler of office equipment in Cyprus has selected Mantis and Logistics Vision Suite

Socrates P. Kyprianides Ltd., one of the major wholesale suppliers in Cyprus of stationery, paper, office equipment, IT & media supplies, batteries and flash lights.

SPK is one of Cyprus' leading privately owned office and stationery distributors, with over 35 years' industry experience they strive to supply an excellent, personal service to all customers no matter how large or small.

They currently offer over 3,500 products from 55 manufacturers and deal mostly with trade only customers, they offer well-known brands such as Pilot Pens, Plus, Novus, Dhale, and Panfix but continue to build an innovative product mix and are the exclusive distributor of choice for several brands in Cyprus.

Their main product categories are Stationery & Office Supplies, Batteries & Power, Networking, Peripherals, Retail, Cables, Cleaning Facilities & Packing and Security with products and solutions to suit varying user needs from home user to enterprise, casual hobbyist to enthusiast and offer suitable solutions for public-sector customers.

With so many varying products and needs SPK had to find a warehouse management system that would provide them flexibility, adaptability and specialized solutions.

For all the above plus the local presence of Mantis in Cyprus SPK selected Logistics Vision Suite for its Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Fleet Vision.

Logistics Vision Suite was implemented in SPK's new Distribution Centre, while Fleet Vision, operating even before, manages the company's existing fleet of vehicles.


Agrino the greatest rice production company in Greece choses Logistics Vision Suite for all its Distribution Centers

Agrino the greatest rice production company in Greece choses Logistics Vision Suite for all its Distribution Centers

Agrino was established in 1955 as a company that produces and distributes food goods of ultimate quality and safety, it provides the Greek and European consumer added value products mostly of Greek origin respecting the environment and the modern nutritional values.

Agrino has two production units. The first unit was established in 1962 in Agrinio and covers the Distribution Center of central and western Greece. The new ultra-modern production unit in Sindos is in the A' Zone of the Industrial area of Salonica and covers the Distribution Center of Northern Greece. The distribution center of Athens resides in Lykovrisi Attica, in a privately-owned building of total area of 2,500 sq. m. The total area of Agrino's factories reaches 30,000 sq. m., 13,000 of which are covered by industrial installations.

Agrino values quality and innovation and based on these pillars the company needed to invest in a new Warehouse Management System (WMS) which was be modern and adaptable to their needs.

Keeping under consideration such values Agrino decided to entrust Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis for its sites.

Mantis in joined efforts with its partner Orosimo Informatics has undertaken the implementation of Logistics Vision Suite in all three Distribution Centers that Agrino has, to fulfil the company's demands, in a challenging and demanding area of managing their intricate logistics processes.


Convoy World, a leading manufacturer and distributor of total cleaning solutions in Bulgaria, relies on Mantis' LVS for the optimization of its warehousing operations

Convoy World, a leading manufacturer and distributor of total cleaning solutions in Bulgaria, relies on Mantis' LVS for the optimization of its warehousing operations

Convoy World, manufactures and distributes its own high quality brands, as well as world leading cleaning solutions in the Bulgarian market through retail networks and regional wholesalers. The company is also having major exporting activities in more than 20 countries in Europe and Middle East.

The company's dynamic growth motivated its management to think about investing in warehouse IT infrastructure, since managing the growing flow of orders and ever-expanding range of merchandise became increasingly difficult using paper based processes. The average number of orders at this warehouse is approximately 250, and the average number of merchandise units per order is approximately 100.

Storactlog, Mantis' partner in Bulgaria, was selected by Convoy World to implement Mantis' WMS (Warehouse Vision). Convoy World's decision was based on the following criteria: easy integration with company's ERP system, low 5-year TCO, system's rich functionality and high adaptability, Storactlog's extended project implementation experience.


Alvisa, a leading producer of cognac spirits, wine and alcohol in Russia and one of the largest in Europe opts for Mantis' Logistics Vision software suite and ant Technologies

Alvisa, a leading producer of cognac spirits, wine and alcohol in Russia and one of the largest in Europe opts for Mantis' Logistics Vision software suite and ant Technologies

Alvisa, is a leading producer and distributor of cognac spirits, wine and alcohol in Europe and Russia and one of the largest Russian producers of brandy, wine and vermouth.

The company, in order to automate its 14,000 sq.m. distribution center located in the Moscow region, agreed with ant Technologies, to implement Mantis' Warehouse Vision (the WMS arm of Mantis' leading Logistics Vision software suite). The decision was based on LVS' rich functionality and high adaptability that allows to easily cover company's present and future rapidly growing business needs as well as on ant's strong consulting force that has a lot of experience from several sophisticated logistics projects in different market segments.

Among the LVS modules and other special functionalities that were implemented by ant Tehnologies in order to improve the management and maximize the productivity of the distribution center activities, are the following ones:

  • Yard Manager to monitor and automate the movements of vehicles in the yard of the warehouse complex.
  • Logistics-by-Voice voice solution (based on Vocollect's technology platform) to further improve the productivity of the order picking activities.
  • Advanced stock rotation algorithms.
  • Special mechanism to verify the reservation of goods on the basis of relevant documents.
  • Automation of the storage and printing of all types of scanned documents (certificates, declarations, reports, specifications, contracts, etc).
  • Integration of LVS with Alvisa's internal accounting system.

"In order to maintain and expand our leading position in the market, we need to further increase our competitiveness through the utilization of advanced technologies."

Maxim, Logistics Director, Alvisa