Case Study: Tracking Fruit at Ballatine
Aoû 02, 2005
Ballantine Produce Company is one of the largest tree fruit and grapes suppliers in the world. For the purpose of better tracking the movement of goods throughout the company's supply chain, it had purchased an Integration Platform for RFID and Warehouse Management solution from Manhattan Associates®, Inc., a provider of supply chain execution and optimisation solutions. This movement makes it among the first in its industry to meet the RFID compliance mandates of its retail customers.
Demand and purpose
In the fruit industry, daily and even hourly variations in temperature can affect a product's shelf life. Ballantine hope that RFID will revolutionize the tracking of its produce movement. By deploying Manhattan Associates' RFID-enabled supply chain execution and optimisation solutions, Ballantine aims to realize increased order accuracy and inventory visibility and to reduce operational costs-supporting its goal to always deliver the highest quality produce to its customers.
With a plan of action already in place, Ballantine hopes to meet its retail customers' RFID compliance initiatives.
Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management solution provides extensive supply chain execution functionality for Ballantine's distribution center and will seamlessly integrate with Manhattan Associates' Integration Platform for RFID to track Ballantine's produce throughout the supply chain. The solution will support code date rotation, track date ranges-such as First In First Out (FIFO)-of produce and integrate with Ballantine's order management system to process orders and allocate shipments.
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