Hardis Group is developing a customized WMS solution for Cedilec

The project at a glance

Hardis Group is helping Cedilec to develop its customized logistics management software. Based on Reflex WMS and called Cediflex, the tool covers the operational management of four warehouses that receive and process nearly 18,000 containers a year.

 

Business sector: Retail

Sites: 4 warehouses in Le Havre (north of France), covering a total of 106,000m2

Solution: Cediflex, a customized tool based on Reflex WMS

"We have an organization that runs smoothly, and it was not our objective to change our operating methods. We therefore wanted to have a tool that would adapt to our way of working, rather than the other way around."

Jacky Targat

CEO of Cedilec

Context and objectives

Cedilec receives, stores and distributes imported products (non-fresh foods, textiles, footwear, etc.) to hypermarket chain E. Leclerc’s stores and regional hubs. This means the company receives around 18,000 non-palletized containers of goods per year, which are then dispatched to four warehouses in Le Havre, covering a total of 106,000m2.

To handle such volumes, Cedilec had acquired a specific logistics management tool which it developed and enhanced as its needs evolved. But over the years, and because its technology was becoming obsolete, it was becoming increasingly complex to maintain the tool. So in 2011, Cedilec decided to replace it with a more dependable long-term commercial solution but without changing its existing processes.

The solution

After drawing up a very precise set of specifications and submitting them to several software vendors, Cedilec chose Hardis Group's solution. In addition to their technical skills, Cedilec was won over by the Hardis Group teams’ ability to understand its needs and challenges, their excellent relationship with its own teams and the value for money.

Built around Hardis Group's Reflex WMS warehouse management solution, the new Cedilec logistics solution, called Cediflex, incorporates all of the requirements stipulated in the initial specifications: in particular, specific Web interfaces depending on the types of terminals used (desktop computers, laptops, industrial PCs, smartphones, screens on scanners, etc.) for operational warehouse management, as well as dashboards incorporating specific elements associated with Cedilec's activities.

Cediflex was gradually rolled out to the four warehouses between June 2013 and November 2014 and is hosted on Hardis Group's private Cloud infrastructure and maintained by its third-party application maintenance teams.

The benefits

  • Logistics management solution tailored to Cedilec's requirements
  • The tool benefits from the robustness of Reflex WMS
  • The tool can be upgraded over time (third-party application maintenance)
  • IT infrastructure management is outsourced