The first phase of the PowerHouse/WMS installation at the new Freedom Furniture Kings Park distribution centre has now been completed for imports and homeware product lines.
As a result this leading Australian lifestyle home furnishing retailer has achieved a 50% increase in service efficiency to their 60 concept furniture and homeware stores throughout Australia and New Zealand with minimal additional overheads.
Purpose built by Freedom Furniture the 30,000 square metre facility includes manufacturing of upholstered products, an extensive importing operation and distribution of home deliveries.
It also has the potential to service the recently purchased Victorian based Guest Anderson business of high quality furnishings which Freedom Furniture will be expanding Australia wide.
PowerHouse/WMS controls receiving, putaway, replenishment, picking and dispatch in the imports and homewares area of Freedom Furniture and is interfaced with the company's standard Enterprise Resource Planning system at head office in Lane Cove.
The company anticipates the system will provide them with significant benefits though these can not be quantified at this early stage of implementation.
"PowerHouse/WMS is leading edge technology and we are confident that other benefits in the areas of accuracy and productivity will soon become apparent," said Mr Peter O'Regan, Freedom's Logistics & IT Director.