Freightworks a major 3PL/4PL in Dubai, increases its warehouse revenue with Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis

Freightworks a major 3PL/4PL in Dubai, increases its warehouse revenue with Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis

Freightworks is a 45 years experienced logistics provider specialized in 3PL, 4PL and Freight Forwarding services.

Freightworks is owned by one of the world’s largest air services provider, offering ground handling, cargo, catering, and travel services worldwide, with presence of more than 40 years in MEA region.

Their lean organization ensures customer satisfaction by being close to the customers and their needs.

Freightworks is a proud member of WACO group, a network of independent freight management operating in more than 400 locations worldwide.

Today Freightworks is servicing more than 60 warehousing, 3PL + 4PL clients / depositors with the largest one being a world leading airline, where it caters all SKUS served on board with the only exception of food.

The company owns five warehouses across Dubai in strategic locations with nearly 40,000 pallet positions and yard spaces. Their extensive network of carefully selected business partners and committed work force have taken the company far ahead, combining all the benefits of in-depth local knowledge with true global expertise.

The operations in Dubai cater all modes of international and domestic transportation through dedicated facilities in Umm Ramool, Dubai Airport Cargo village, Dubai Airport Free Zone and Jebel Ali Free Zone.

The Umm Ramool facility includes a private bonded warehouse in Dubai which features state-of-the-art logistics facility with the latest software systems and modern storage and handling equipment.

Freightworks selected Rubicon Logistics Solutions, Mantis partner in the region to implement Logistics Vision Suite (LVS) WMS as part of its overall vision for continuous growth.

LVS implementation in Freightworks is up and running for more than a year now. Freightworks has seen significant improvement in efficiency, productivity, and overall warehouse operations. They have optimized the operations in several different areas because Mantis LVS WMS is easy to use without compromising the core WMS activities, thus providing excellent end-results.

With LVS, Freightworks has optimized the receiving process, which now allows the alignment of process flow and actual requirement, warehouse design, specific end customer requirements, VNA operations, space availability and many more.

A drastic improvement in the outbound process has been achieved, as LVS provides many options to the optimization of processes with efficient order creation and automatic allocation, even when multiple rules are defined as per the end customer requirements. Moreover, LVS offered options to combine picking lists and tasks while the touch screen packing station module eases the complicated outbound schedules.

Through Mantis LVS Billing Module, Freightworks captures all the elements of a 3PL/4PL tasks which have various permutations and combinations involved. All billing scenarios are captured precisely by LVS.

Ever since LVS was implemented and considering the company’s drive for success, Freightworks has seen a terrific increase in warehouse revenue.

"Our previous WMS, which was part of our main ERP system, had some WMS functionalities, but only after implementing Mantis LVS WMS we realized the difference of what a core WMS can bring. Mantis LVS rightfully stands with the top of the line in WMS systems. One of our biggest improvements is the amount of data entries that has been reduced through Mantis LVS. Also, there are multiple interfaces that can be created by our business team to have excel uploads and the interfacing capabilities of Mantis is second to none."
Mr. Ahmed Niyas, Head of IT, Freightworks


Multilog, a leading 3PL in Ukraine, considers Logistics Vision Suite a business enabler for the growth its e-commerce business

Multilog, a leading 3PL in Ukraine, considers Logistics Vision Suite a business enabler for the growth its e-commerce business

Vova is one of the leading integrated suppliers of food for HoReCa segment in Ukraine, with more than 2,000 customers in Kiev and all over Ukraine.

Its customers are restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels as well as manufacturing companies and several supermarket chains.

Logistics and distribution (with fleet owned by the company) are being operated by Multilog, the Logistics Service Provider of Vova that was established recently for this purpose in order to provide efficient and productive services to the company.

The logistics operations run in a Distribution Center in Kiev of about 1,000 square meters and are comprising of ambient, refrigerated and frozen platform.

The new distribution center and the complexity of the logistics operations made the use of a WMS system necessary for the management and optimization of the operations.

The company, after an extensive survey of the available solutions in the Ukrainian market, has decided to implement Mantis’ Logistics Vision Suite Warehouse Vision that was supplied and implemented by Mantis’s partner I-Logistics.

The choice was based on the functionality and the expandability of the software, ensuring that it covers all present and future needs of Vova.

Implementation was performed by I-Logistics and Mantis resources in a short period of time to the full satisfaction of the customer. Today the system is up and running for the ambient, refrigerated and frozen platforms.

I-Logistics, is a Value-Added Reseller of Mantis in Ukraine, not only reselling the software, but also having the trained resources to implement projects in the local market. Mantis is also investing in the local market by setting up a daughter company Mantis Ukraine with the objective to support its local partner and the Ukraine market but also to create an implementation competence center aiming at providing resources for local as well as international projects.

The management of the company Multilog stated: "We are very pleased with our choice to implement Mantis Logistics Vision Suite. Not only we opted for the right platform to address all our requirements, present and future, but we selected a platform that is more than just a WMS. We are considering Logistics Vision Suite as a business enabler that allows us to grow and be competitive, especially in today’s business environment and with our expansion in the field of e-commerce".


Capricorn a top heating systems manufacturer in Poland reaches record fulfilled orders with Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis

Capricorn a top heating systems manufacturer in Poland reaches record fulfilled orders with Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis

Capricorn is a Polish company, manufacturer of material for heating systems and bathroom installations. Capricorn was established almost 30 years ago. The production plant and the company's headquarters are located in Świebodzice. Capricorn's technological potential derives primarily from its modern production departments, its own R&D center and design studio.

The company employs about 300 persons and the products are available to more than 500 major wholesalers and networks in Poland and in more than 45 countries in Europe and worldwide. All products manufactured by Capricorn are manufactured in accordance with European technical and quality standards ISO 9001:2009.

In spring 2019, the company decided to implement a Warehouse Management System (WMS) to improve logistics processes. Capricorn has specific requirements such as full traceability of products within the warehouse, automated process of printing item labels according to customer requirements, handling bill of lading along with optimizing shipping costs, assisting and automating decisions to run Sales Orders for execution, and organizing the collection path.

Mantis Logistics Vision Suite (LVS), was selected due to its great capabilities in traceability as well as its flexibility and adaptability to comply with all Capricorn’s requirements.

The inbound process was started in January 2020, the implementation phase of the outbound process was originally scheduled for the end of March and it was planned to take two months to go live, however delays due to the coronavirus outbreak and operational issues occurred. Because of the extraordinary business conditions, the blueprint analysis had to be modified at the last minute, which was a major challenge for both Mantis consultants and the Capricorn team. Despite objective adversity, Capricorn's sales reached a very high level during the summer months, and August turned out to be a record month in terms of sales.


The Euro-Asian Logistics Company in Ukraine increases warehouse operations efficiency with Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis

The Euro-Asian Logistics Company in Ukraine increases warehouse operations efficiency with Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis

The Euro-Asian Logistics Company (EALC) was founded by Andrei Radchenko to use his extensive experience in this area.

Currently the company operates as a 3PL operator that is integrating its operations into 4PL logistics to provide a higher level of logistics services.

EALC offers a wide range of services that involve transportation and warehouse logistics, Customs services, cross-docking operations, fulfillment, planning and project management of all stages of a supply chain.

The warehouse of the company operates on Mantis WMS Logistic Vision Suite (LVS) that enables EALC to increase operational efficiency, improve warehouse processes, increase the volume of handled goods, decrease shelf stock, avoid human factor and have a high KPI level as well as very low amount of errors.

This also provides necessary information on a real-time basis. LVS is also integrated with TMS system(Transportation Management System) that enables EALC to coordinate operations between the warehouse and vehicles, which in turn increases efficiency by reducing vehicle idle time and helps to optimize the routing.

The next goal of EALC is to expand not only around Ukraine but internationally, increase freight turnover and, what is more important, to implement technological innovations that will boost efficiency.

To fulfill this goal EALC relies on Mantis to cater to their ever-changing needs and requirements both in terms of users and functionality. For Mantis the project is ongoing and ever evolving, and a living proof of how an expanding Logistics Service Provider can support its operations, treating the LVS platform as a business enabler for its organization and not as a simple operational tool.

Having started with Mantis LVS in Kyiv EALC is expanding around Ukraine. The concept of the chain involves the opportunity to make an online order that will allow the company to be integrated with e-commerce. In both cases having advanced warehouse technology will allow EALC to handle delivery of orders to a consumer in a store or home is essential.


UPS in Israel, opts for Mantis Logistics Vision Suite once again for its spare parts company Champion Motors

UPS in Israel, opts for Mantis Logistics Vision Suite once again for its spare parts company Champion Motors

The Allied Group is an Israeli holding company operating in the real estate, electronics, infrastructure, and automotive industries. The Allied Group is one of the owners of OPSI-UPS IL, one of the largest logistic providers in Israel who is using Mantis' WMS (LV) since 2009.

Champion Motors is also part of the Allied Group representing the brands of the Volkswagen Group in Israel: Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial, Audi, Seat and Skoda.

The logistics center of Champion Motors in Kibbutz Givat Brenner, was established in August 2010 and provides service to all company brands: Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda, and Audi.

The DC provides a solution for the spare parts division, offers a high level of service to about 50 service centers which are spread all over the country, and is operated by OPSI-UPS.

OPSI-UPS based on its experience in Mantis’ WMS, Logistics Vision Suite (LVS), for over 10 years already for many depositors with different lines of business, and its confidence on the experience of Mantis working with Automated Material Handling Systems, opted to choose again Mantis as a supplier for the Champion Motors operations.

The DC infrastructure was adapted for diverse storage, the stock at the DC includes a large variety of items about 80,000 SKU, out of them about 45,000 are active. The variety of storage areas in the warehouse includes shelf system for storing large and volumetric items also medium-sized items, metal cages, which are being used for storing items and semi-automatic system for storing very small items. This system includes three horizontal turnstiles horizontal carousels and each carousel contains about 10,000 different locations, whenever the storage units are modular and their size can be changed.

To increase its efficiency and productivity and to optimize its warehouse storage, Champion has decided to implement Mantis LVS. The LVS implementation allows optimization in all work processes, for example: LVS allows an intelligent put away of items in the double carousel - one to the right carousel and one to the left carousel - so that an item is placed in one carousel at a time while the other carousel is available and moves to where the next item should be placed.


Marvel, distributor of protection masks and safety equipment in Romania gained time and money with Logistics Vision Suite

Marvel, distributor of protection masks and safety equipment in Romania gained time and money with Logistics Vision Suite

Marvel SRL was founded in 2001 as an organization aimed at the distribution of specific products - personal protective equipment and PSI. Marvel addresses clients from all fields of activity, selling both products specific to the needs of each consumer and goods with a wide range of applicability. Shortly after the establishment, Marvel was imposed on the market of protective equipment through the quality of the products, the services offered and the professionalism of services.

The products sold have the approval of the Ministry of Labor, CE marking and are being manufactured by important manufacturers: 3M, Ansell, Moldex, Cofra, Sir Safety, Reis, Marigold, Comasec, DuPont, Sioen, Uvex, JSP, Kimberly Clark, Panda, Bicap, Puma, Bata, Lee Cooper.

In 2012 Marvel decided to open an online store and enter the e-commerce era. With the growth of Marvel and their e-commerce came the need to serve their customers better and faster. Hence Marvel decided to invest in a Warehouse Management System.

Marvel decided to opt in for Senior Software, Mantis Valued partner in Romania and Logistics Vision Suite(LVS), Mantis WMS.

With the implementation of LVS, Marvel has optimized its warehouse storage space by 30% and increased order-processing speed.

Moreover, inventory time has been reduced by over 50%, and the training of new employees takes place in just a few days. All these results and many more were obtained using the WMS system for warehouse management, from Senior Software.

Marvel’s improvements in using the WMS system include:

  • Over 50% reduction in inventory times
  • 30% optimization in storage space
  • The ability to train new employees in just a few days, compared to 3-4 months
  • Operational automation - transport documents generation, transfers between managements, etc.
  • Shortened picking routes and order preparation times
  • The possibility of inventory based on product areas and category
  • Quick product identification
  • Increased employee productivity

The Marvel team began working with Senior Software to eliminate logistics problems and warehousing challenges. According to the distributor, it was almost impossible for the employees to memorize the location of products and to prepare orders in due time. The investment in automation led to a considerable improvement in business, positive results being noticed even from the first days after Go Live.

"The benefit we felt immediately after Go Live was the ease with which employees in the warehouse identified products. This, combined with the predetermined routes set together with the Senior Software team, led to more efficient order preparation times and increased employee productivity. Inventory times decreased by at least 50%, and by reorganizing the warehouse, an optimization of space was obtained by at least 30%."
Bogdan Spatariu, Operations Manager, Marvel.


Mantis has been included in Gartner's 2020 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems

Mantis has been included in Gartner's 2020 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems

WMS with flexible / affordable automations specializing in e-Commerce fulfilment are more important than ever as the world continues to struggle with the effects of coronavirus. 3PLs, retailers and wholesalers can count on Mantis WMS these tough times.

We are proud to have been included in Gartner's 2020 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems in the "Specialist WMS suite vendors" category. Mantis was previously (2018-19) included in Gartner’s MQ for WMS in Europe ("European Context"). Mantis is one of only 15 vendors selected world-wide for Gartner’s 2020 MQ for WMS. Vendors are independently measured by Gartner on both completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Mantis, established in 1996, is a leading international WMS / logistics software and solutions vendor with European origins. With 9 offices, many qualified partners and 500+ customers, Mantis is present in 30+ countries in Europe, North America, Middle East & Asia.

Mantis' flagship Logistics Vision Suite (LVS) is the only highly scalable "self-serve" WMS / logistics platform in the world. Its design represents a great leap in WMS / logistics technology, offering outstanding adaptability and flexibility. It enables Mantis customers with complex warehouse operations to easily configure, deploy and support the WMS by themselves, thus responding fast to their continuously evolving needs while at the same time enjoying an unbeatable low multi-year TCO. It is also the WMS platform of choice for integrators because it allows them to perform fast and smooth implementations and painless on-going support and thus to drastically increase their overall profitability.

More than 500 enterprises, many of them leading multinationals, representing all major industries (3PL, Retail, Distribution / Wholesales & 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 & Medical, Cosmetics, Grocery Chains, Appliances & Electronics, Building Materials, Tobacco, Spare Parts & Accessories, Chemicals, Books & Office Supplies, Furniture, etc.

LVS goes well beyond the management of the warehouse, offering extended capabilities such as value added services, kitting, light manufacturing, dock & gate management, logistics customer / partner service, parcel management, centralized control of local and remote warehouses, advanced slotting, labor management, inventory optimization, flexible 3PL billing, comprehensive traceability management and powerful warehouse analytics.

Mantis complements LVS with flexible and affordable warehouse automations consisting of a smart combination of proven competitively priced technologies (Voice Picking, Pick-to-Light, Put Walls, Smart Pick Carts, Smart Glasses, RFID, etc.) that have been tightly integrated with LVS using advanced proprietary technology that significantly enhance automations' overall performance, while at the same time minimizes costs due to the elimination of any relevant 3rd party control software.

Finally, in order to strengthen its warehouse optimization offering as well as its presence in North America, Mantis acquired in 2018, Insight GT, Inc., a leading international Slotting and Warehouse Optimization software solutions vendor headquartered in Toronto, Canada.


Mania Jeans in Israel implements Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis for its extensive e-commerce capabilities

Mania Jeans in Israel implements Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis for its extensive e-commerce capabilities

Mania Jeans is a leading men’s wear fashion brand in Israel, established in 2002. They offer a complete collection of fashionwear such as jeans, t-shirts, pants, suits, shoes, and various accessories that complete our signature style. The collection of Mania Jeans is inspired by top global trends and is updated weekly.

The company’s stores design is influenced by Mania’s trendsetting apparel and striking collection. Mania currently has 55 stores throughout Israel, as well as pending stores in the US market starting in July 2020.

Mania needed a Warehouse Management System that would help them growth according to their plans and that would be integrated seamlessly with their e-commerce.

In order to improve the quality of its services, to increase its efficiency and productivity and to optimize its warehouse and goods' storage, and e-commerce visibility Mania has decided to implement a Warehouse Management System (WMS) and have selected Logistics Vision Suite (LVS) by Mantis.

Implementing LVS by Mantis allows Mania to have absolute control over the complex logistical processes. LVS provides Mania an effective and efficient solution for their e-commerce by shortening delivery time for last mile distribution and maximizing customer experience.


Ocean Fish processes 12 tons a day with the help of Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis

Ocean Fish processes 12 tons a day with the help of Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis

Ocean Fish is a leader in production and distribution of a wide variety of fish and seafood products in the Romanian market. Its activities include the production of fish products, repackaging frozen fish and other frozen and fresh fish packaging as well as import and distribution of other food products.

Ocean Fish combines the love for natural and fresh food with modern technology, the whole production processes being made under HACCP system. Ocean Fish cares for details ensuring high quality and perfect control for all the company’s products. In the last 8 years, Ocean Fish has resulted in sales of more than 20 tons per day.

Ocean Fish processes over 12 tons a day using Logistics Vision Suite (LVS) by Mantis. The largest manufacturer of fish products in Romania has implemented LVS in two warehouses of frozen products, of drive-in type, with a capacity of 5,400 pallets and two classic storage spaces with a capacity of 1,600 pallets.

The main challenge that the Ocean Fish team was facing was to identify the location of goods in the warehouse, although they physically appeared in stock. Now, with Mantis LVS, employees can quickly and accurately find out where the products are whilst the preparation and shipment of orders is done much faster. Thus, Ocean Fish manages to honor 100% of orders, while warehouse managers have true visibility of their stock.

Another benefit obtained from the implementation of LVS was the simplification of the activities flow in the warehouse. Now it is much easier to onboard new employees due to easy training, human errors are eliminated, new employees are now much easier to train, and human errors are eliminated.

LVS is integrated with Senior ERP while Senior is Mantis valued partner in Romania who also was responsible of the LVS sale and implementation to Ocean Fish.

Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis is part of a software solution package that Ocean Fish has invested in over the years. Since 2011, the fish manufacturer continues to choose Senior Software systems, implementing Senior ERP for resource management, a Business Intelligence solution for analysis and reporting and an application for field seller management.

"With the implementation of LVS by Mantis, it is quite easy for our employees to prepare orders. They know from the very beginning which row, level or floor to go to prepare the packages. Thus, we manage to fully honor the orders for which we had stock in storage and to have the highest possible stock accuracy."
Marius Trieu, CEO, Ocean Fish.


SLG the top 3PL in Russia once again opted for Logistics Vision Suite for its e-commerce clients

SLG the top 3PL in Russia once again opted for Logistics Vision Suite for its e-commerce clients

Smart Logistic Group (SLG), Russia's largest logistics company, provides logistics and customs services: logistics, customs clearance, custody of goods (maintenance responsibility), storage (warehouse logistics), electronic declaration as well as a wide range of other business services.

SLG is the winner of the "Logistics Operator of Russia" in 2007 and 2008. Registered in the Russian Chamber of Commerce for entrepreneurs and organizations, financial and economic situation which indicates their reliability as partners for entrepreneurial activity in the Russian Federation and abroad.

SLG implements its own large-scale network project in the Russian Federation, under the same brand, to provide a full package of logistics services from a single 3PL operator.

As part of the development of fulfillment services, SLG has launched a service for the fulfilment of its e-commerce, base-client named "Homeware". For "Homeware" it manages an assortment of over 180,000 items, fulfilling up to 1,500 orders per day.

The warehouse of the online store is characterized by a wide assortment, high turnover of commodity items, oversized goods, and a variety of packaging. Features of the e-commerce business resulted to changes in the warehouse operations, where the optimization of business processes and the introduction of a Warehouse Management Software became an urgent need.

SLG opted in favor of Logistics Vision Suite by Mantis for its true adaptability and unbeatable flexibility. As part of the optimization of SLG’s processes, LVS was adapted by ant-technologies, Mantis only partner in Russia, to manage the intensive turnover and to optimize the uninterrupted operation of online stores of any specialization.

The fulfillment services of LVS were implemented by SLG IT team ensuring this way complete transparency. LVSoffered full traceability and returns management satisfying this way, an integral and significant component of e-commerce logistics. Packed orders are sorted by route and shopping mall whilst the process of weighing goods was automated.

As SLG required Logistics Vision Suite was fully integrated with the online store system. An automated data exchange has been set up with reports and notifications for all stages and statuses through the warehouse. The processes of collection, storage, shipment, disbanding of kits are controlled by the Kitting module, which implements the function of printing documents and labels from radio terminals. Shipment of goods from the warehouse is carried out through courier services or Russian Post.

SLG, which already has extensive experience in organizing the work of the warehouse under the control of Logistics Vision Suite, speaks about the capabilities of the system:

"One of the key factors for the success of the project is to use the capabilities presented in Logistics Vision Suite. The system is adaptive and allows you to flexibly implement settings for complex and multifaceted tasks, both relevant and promising, including E-commerce projects."