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Associated Wholesale Grocers
COMMON ITEM PROJECT
The ongoing expansion and growth of AWG has allowed them to better serve their cooperative members with more distribution centers and greater access to a wide variety of quality merchandise. However, mergers and acquisitions over the years caused problems identifying common items ordered from different locations – ordering the same item could get you pizza in Kansas City but pineapple in Oklahoma. This was causing confusion for AWG across their supply chain.
AWG sought to move all product item numbers to the GTIN (Global Trade Identification Number) system in order to eliminate the confusion they were experiencing, and bring their Supply Chain Management technical system up-to-date in terms of current industry-wide best practices.
The existing Supply Chain Management Application was a combination of technologies. Risetime’s solution delivered a user-friendly graphical interface that allowed for rapid development. A complete redesign of the item database was implemented, reworking the data from nine item attribute tables to nineteen. The resultant database model and logic allows the Supply Chain Management Application to support AWG in the following areas:
The solution has succeeded in bringing AWG’s business operations up to standards in terms of best practices for supply chain data management. AWG has a complete view of products as they move through the supply chain, and can quickly identify the size, quantity, and location of all products at any given time. Most importantly, the solution delivered by Risetime is fully scalable and will continue to support future mergers and acquisitions.
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