Metcash Selects Retalix Yard Management and Dock Scheduling to Optimize Yard and Dock Operations
DALLAS, July 11, 2012 -- Metcash Limited, Australia's leading wholesale distribution and marketing company, is deploying the Retalix Yard Management, Dock Scheduling and Transportation Web Portal solutions from Retalix® Ltd. (Nasdaq:RTLX) in its five mega distribution centers across the country.
Metcash specializes in the grocery, fresh produce, hardware, liquor and other fast moving consumer goods industries, and will use the Retalix solutions to automate its yard and dock management processes using advanced predictive logic and optimization algorithms. The solutions' enhanced software engines and visibility tools help distributors like Metcash eliminate operational silos, while synchronizing yard and dock activity with distribution center demand.
"Leveraging our valuable, long-term strategic partnership with Retalix, we found the Retalix Yard Management, Dock Scheduling and Web Portal solutions very attractive, because they offer unmatched control over our yard operations and distribution centers," said Phil Mangan, general manager of IT at Metcash. "The solutions will help us efficiently locate equipment, personnel and products anywhere in our yard. They will also automate scheduling processes, greatly reduce trailer wait times and ensure Metcash complies with chain of responsibility legislation – all of which means higher supply chain visibility and productivity."
Tammy Weant, executive vice president and general manager of Retalix's Supply Chain Business Unit, said, "Retalix Yard Management, Dock Scheduling and Transportation Web portal offer distributors instant visibility over their yard operations, and can help logistics and distribution center managers concurrently supervise activities in multiple yards or DC's from a central location. We're very pleased to expand our ongoing partnership with Metcash."
For more information on Retalix Transportation solutions, visit: http://www.retalix.com/products/logistics
For more information about Metcash, visit: http://www.metcash.com/
With annual revenue of $13 billion (USD) and over 110 sites, Metcash Trading Limited Australasia (Metcash) is a leading marketing and distribution company operating in the food and other fast moving consumer goods categories. It has three Business Pillars - Metcash Food and Grocery, Mitre 10 and Australian Liquor Marketers, and is considered the "Champion of the Independent Retailer."
Retalix is a leading global provider of innovative software and services to high volume, high complexity retailers, including supermarkets, convenience stores, fuel stations, drugstores and department stores. The company's products and services help its customers to manage and optimize their retail operations, differentiate their brand and build consumer loyalty, while providing retailers with the flexibility and scalability to support ongoing business transformation and growth. Retalix offers solutions for point-of-sale (POS), sales channels and in-store management (including mobile and e-commerce), customer management and marketing, merchandising, and logistics. By leveraging a multitude of deployment options, including Software-As-A-Service (SaaS), Retalix serves a large customer base of approximately 70,000 stores across more than 50 countries worldwide. The Company's headquarters are located in Ra'anana, Israel, and its North America headquarters are located in Plano, Texas. Retalix stock trades on the NASDAQ and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
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