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LM Supports Growth with 2nd Phase Warehousing System from Optima

Forwarding, Warehousing and Distribution Group LM Logistics has just completed the second phase of a WMS implementation at its Felixstowe head office. Following on from the installation of a 12 user Optimiser WMS last April there is now full RF capability and direct order import from clients' IT systems.
The extra functionality was required to service LM's new contract with US company Fashion Fair Cosmetics, the World's largest skin care and cosmetics company for women of colour. Goods are shipped from their head office in Chicago to LM's Felixstowe container facility, broken down into individual items and stored in the warehouse until orders are received from major stores such as Boots, Debenhams and House of Fraser. The items are then picked scanned by hand held RF scanners and made ready for dispatch by means of a direct integration link with a large UK courier organisation.
Director Nick Lindsay observes: “The old bespoke system we had before worked well for us for a number of years but we need to future proof our business by investing in a warehouse management system that can help to take the business forward. Another factor was the need to integrate with the sophisticated IT systems of international companies such as Fashion Fair, Boots and Debenhams. We've found that Optimiser WMS has allowed us to reach a whole new level of efficiency and customer service.”

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