World’s Largest Pepsi Bottling Plant  Implements Infor WMS
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World’s Largest Pepsi Bottling Plant Implements Infor WMS

Infor warehouse management solution deployed at MenaBev bottling facility in Jeddah

TLME News Service

Infor has announced that MenaBev, a multinational franchise organization of PepsiCo, has implemented Infor WMS warehouse management solution at its more than 300,000-square-meter bottling facility in Jeddah.

Underpinning MenaBev’s end-to-end operation, from raw material receipt through to the production, storage and shipping of finished goods, Infor WMS will increase automation across the organization, optimizing business processes to boost capacity and support continued growth.

The project was successfully managed by Infor alliance partner SNS, a leading provider of supply chain consultancy and software implementation.

With eight production lines and thousands of transactions daily between different systems, MenaBev’s facility is the largest operation of its kind in the world.

The automation at this MenaBev facility is state-of-the-art: LGVs (laser guidedvehicles) manage raw materials putaway and replenishment to the lines while a High Bay AS/RS (automated storage and retrieval system) has a capacity for more than 36,000 pallets.

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The solution receives finished goods from the production lines via elevators and monorails; automatic truck loading platform delivers the goods to outbound vehicles.

The warehouse management solution integrates with seven different systems, including enterprise resource planning (ERP – including Infor LN) , manufacturing execution system (MES), laboratory information management system (LIMS) and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) systems.

The full production module enables messages to be sent to LGVs to feed lines and notifies the high bay warehouse about finished goods pallets, and a customized yard management solution manages dock assignments and access to the facility.

Tamer Salem, MES and automation manager at MenaBev said: “We can receive raw materials using supplier multi-field barcodes, trigger replenishment to production based on live consumption and load pallets onto trucks without a single paper printed.

“Thanks to the new system, we have visibility over all our warehouse processes. We’ve worked very closely with the SNS team to ensure we implement the best solution for our extensive operation."

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