March 24, 2021
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’Oreal, NYX, Hoagard, 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 integration with 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