Sufix Fishing selects QuickPick for US Distribution Center
Sufix Fishing is a world leader in monofilament extrusion. Already, Sufix is among the top brands in 64 countries, and the company’s focus is now on the U.S. market. To better serve this growing market, Sufix Fishing North America was formed and a new distribution center was opened in Greensboro, NC.
The new DC supports a variety of channel partners from specialty tackle shops to large retailers such as Wal-Mart and Dick’s Sporting Goods. The goal in establishing the DC was to provide state-of-the-art automated order fulfillment for customers both large and small. This included wireless (and paperless) order picking, automated generation of UCC labels, packing slips, carrier compliance labeling and EDI ASN notifications.
Sufix selected the QuickPick WMS application combined with the Kewill Clippership shipping system to automate the order fulfillment process. The WMS is interfaced to both their host ERP system (Southware) and their EDI provider (True Commerce).
With the WMS, orders are picked directly into the shipping carton, utilizing the most efficient pick path. Compliance labels and packing slips are generated on demand and the EDI transmission is sent automatically. By improving the efficiency of their order fulfillment process, Sufix has been able to increase their volume without adding personnel.