Dijon, August 24 2021 – A New Caledonian specialist in hygiene products created in 1980, Vega stands out as a major local industrialist in its territory. Manufacturer and distributor of more than 2,000 references, Vega also operates as a trader in order to offer its customers hygiene products, cleaning systems and packaging items throughout New Caledonia and the Pacific area.
In order to serve these island logistics, three years ago, Vega embarked on a vast logistics modernization project and began the construction of a new dedicated site at the end of 2020.
In order to continue its mission and absorb the increase in volumes of operations, Vega wanted to launch a WMS project: “As part of this global optimization project, the WMS must ensure the proper management of our logistics, while enriching our data, their collection and analysis“, explains Sébastien Bonnardel, logistics manager at Vega. At the same time, the manufacturer must manage two issues inherent to its activity: batch number traceability and the management of hazardous and flammable products.
the new Vega’s site
A successful deployment, subject to multiple hazards
After an initial contact and a site visit in 2017, Vega chose Savoye, the specialist in supply chain execution, and equipped itself with the latest version of the MAGISTOR® WMS, along with the LM Connect solution. “MAGISTOR® distinguished itself by two important points: a sizing that matches our needs and Savoye’s ability to go beyond the standard and to support us if necessary with specific upgrades to complete and cover our functional perimeter“, explains Sébastien Bonnardel.
The functional analysis starts in 2020 for a start-up and a stock increase on December 15 of the same year. Despite the disruptions caused by the health crisis from March, the project continues remotely and successfully. “Process drafting, mapping… We were able to rely on Savoye’s strong availability. Our respective teams have built up a relationship of trust. Finally the project was able to remain fluid despite Covid, distance and time zone differences. Start-up went as expected: in a controlled manner and without repercussions for customers. Our partnership worked thanks to the adaptation and professionalism of all“, he continues.
Exploring the potential for WMS optimization
By implementing radio frequency technology and eliminating paper, the WMS tool has also allowed Vega to obtain data to optimize its processes, to facilitate the monitoring and control of products subject to regulation and to better analyze its performance and productivity while solving problems related to non-quality. In the future, with these developments, Vega intends to go further in the control of deliveries, share its indicators with other departments in order to continue the optimization of its processes and to grow through its new warehouse management tool: “Currently, after 3 months of operation, we are still assessing the wide potential for future improvements“, concludes Sébastien Bonnardel.