Gazal Corporation is an organisation that represents a significant number of clothing, intimate apparel and sleepwear brands in Australia and New Zealand. Gazal had embarked on a number of initiatives to streamline and improve supply chain processes in order to reduce costs within the business and improve utilisation of space and manpower within the warehousing operation. These initiatives were deemed critical to supporting planned growth targets.
Each division within the Gazal group of companies were conducting warehouse operations independently. Significant productivity gains were forecast based on devising a common operating model (COM) across the divisions, rationalising the physical structure of the warehouses and operating the warehouse network as a shared service to the business.
In order to support this initiative a new Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) needed to be acquired for the business.
CMC was engaged to define the Common Operating Model (COM), project manage activities including the physical redesign of the warehouses and to conduct an Evaluation of an Advanced Warehouse Management System for Gazal.
A number of initiatives were undertaken including relocation of a facility at Silverwater, gaining approval for a Business Case and Board approval for a steam tunnel implementation and identification of an appropriate warehouse management system for the business.
Subsequent phases of the project included implementation of the Advanced Warehouse Management system, a transition of existing divisional storage locations to a new model and physical redesign of the facility to improve technologies and streamline operations. A charging model for the business for the shared service facility was implemented.