PD Bannister, an established storage and distribution company has picked the Access Delta warehouse performance system to run its 250,000 square foot, 25,000 pallet-capacity, third party logistics (3PL) warehousing operation. The Delta deployment includes RF (radio frequency) handheld and truck-mounted bar code scanning.
Founded in 1973, PD Bannister is based in Bradford, from where it runs a large modern fleet of vehicles. The company works with a number of blue chip companies and other major retail players. In addition to storage and distribution its services include consolidation storage and stock repackaging for in-store presentation.
"We spoke to other users who said Delta was a decent system" managing director David Bannister explains. "It will give us greater stock traceability as well as generating customer reports and other information for our clients. Delta seems to have a big client base in our market".
Access Delta (www.deltawms.co.uk) claims the largest percentage of 3PL clients of any WMS technology supplier. The company was recently acquired by Access Group (www.theaccessgroup.com), a leading UK business solutions provider, and has become a division of the Group under a new ‘Access Delta’ brand. The acquisition enhances Access’ ability to offer an integrated and smart business-wide solution that monitors and optimises the performance of supply chain operations.
The Access Delta 3PL system is a best-in-class warehouse management solution designed specifically for complex 3PL, multiple customer operations, from order to dispatch. Control parameters allow the user to configure and customise the system for each contract customer, with customer-by-customer stock accounting, custom labelling, inventory management and online reporting. The distinctive Access Delta graphical warehouse map enables accurate, real-time inventory management, while Delta’s KPI technology can be used to manage warehouse and wider supply chain performance.
The Delta family of warehouse performance solutions can be easily integrated with any ERP or other system. Access Delta systems have been developed for all types of warehouse operation including bonded, distribution, third party and manufacturing. Access Delta deploys its solutions throughout the UK and continental Europe: clients include Eddie Stobart, Foulger Transport, Life Fitness, Toyota Tsusho, Edexcel, Condor Ferries, Palletways and The Royal British Legion.