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Mitre 10 to implement Microlistics’ ISIS Warehouse Management System

  • 12 November, 2003 10:01

<p>Melbourne, Australia - 12 November 2003 - The Mitre 10 brand is a household name in retail hardware throughout Australia having provided millions of homeowners with solutions to their home improvement projects for more than 40 years.</p>
<p>Fuelled by substantial growth in an ever increasing competitive market, Mitre 10 Australia Ltd. (Mitre10) ABN 98009713704 has recently begun its roll out of Microlistics’ Warehouse Management System known as ISIS.</p>
<p>The ISIS Warehouse Management System will provide Mitre 10 with a more streamlined distribution process that will deliver increased productivity, reduced inventory levels and greater end-to-end supply chain visibility for its retail network of some 700 storesf Microlistics’ b</p>
<p>Underpinning the strategy is the development of an integrated platform consisting of best of breed technology solutions that will replace aging multiple legacy systems. This comes as the result of a detailed study of various vendor offerings undertaken by Mitre 10, which revealed that traditional ERP systems did not meet the specific requirements of the business.</p>
<p>As part of Mitre 10’s standardisation of business systems on to a single platform, ISIS will be interfaced with the company’s enterprise wide merchandise and finance systems. Implementation of a national warehouse management system will facilitate improved business decision-making, increase service levels to stores, increase the efficiency of Mitre 10’s distribution centres and ultimately establish the foundation for a more responsive supply chain.</p>
<p>“The ISIS, warehouse management system is integral to enhancing our capabilities to serve our retailers as accurately and efficiently as possible,” says Steve Gillbee, General Manager, Information Technology at Mitre 10.</p>
<p>Key benefits of ISIS are increased order visibility, stock location and control, reduction in product write off and increased productivity. Real-time visibility inventory and order information will be leveraged throughout the organisation giving Mitre 10 greater control over its DC operations.</p>
<p>“The scan pack picking methods to be introduced will provide Mitre10 with the ability to audit outbound shipments, and enable future initiatives around track and trace throughout our network,” says Mr. Gillbee.</p>
<p>“We selected Microlistics because of their partnering approach and ability to effectively provide local support for our unique business requirements,” added Mr. Gillbee.</p>
<p>“Mitre 10 is a strategic customer of Microlistics,” says Mark Dawson, CEO of Microlistics. ”We look forward to building on the relationship with Mitre 10 that will allow them to successfully optimise their warehousing and distribution operations and manage their supply chain's growing demands.”</p>
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<p>About Mitre 10
Mitre 10 is Australia’s largest hardware wholesaler and distributor to the independently owned network of Mitre10 stores, with a local store within reach throughout the country. All stores are privately owned and operated businesses. Mitre 10 retailers offer a complete hardware and home improvement range through its store brands - from products, service and advice required for the small DIY projects through Mitre 10 Handy, to the total project support and range available through Mitre 10 Home &amp; Trade stores. Divided according to store size, customer demographic and geographic location, each store type offers a distinct market proposition. Today, the Mitre 10 Hardware Group has nearly 700 stores throughout Australia.</p>
<p>About Microlistics
Microlistics delivers best of breed supply chain execution (SCE) solutions to organizations across the globe. We specialize in developing and implementing technology that harnesses industry best practices and enables organizations to control their warehousing and inventory management functions, reduce operating costs and improve service to ’end user’ customers. Microlistics’s ISIS suite of SCE solutions for warehouse management and wireless track and trace, can be customised to fit the operational needs of small to large organisations to ensure their distribution and logistics environments are robust yet highly flexible to react to market demands. For more information about Microlistics telephone +61 3 9326 7422 or visit www.microlistics.com.</p>
<p>Microlistics Cautionary Statements
Except for the historical information and discussions contained herein, this media release may constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties including forward-looking statements that may cause actual results to differ materially and are not guarantees of future performance as they may be beyond the control of Microlistics’ management. Microlistics assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this media release.</p>
<p>Media Contact
Emily Tay
Microlistics Pty. Ltd.
T: +61 3 8329 2028
F: +61 3 9326 7588
M: +61 411 706 740
Emily.Tay@microlistics.com</p>

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