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La Caserita streamlines warehouse management in Chile

Steve Rogerson
March 15, 2016
La Caserita, a major wholesale distribution company in Chile, is optimising its warehouse and distribution process with software to increase productivity and provide an online view of inventories.
The distributer will be using technology from Arizona-based JDA Software Group, including its Warehouse Management, Labor Management and Transportation Modeler applications to support its growth while optimising warehousing and distribution processes.
With almost 30 years in the wholesale market, La Caserita has nine locations and a distribution centre in Santiago, Chile’s capital, as well as a presence in Iquique, Coquimbo, Copiapo, Ovalle, Valparaiso, Valdivia and Puerto Montt.
La Caserita’s aim is to help smaller retailers grow their businesses by focusing on supply chain efficiency and productivity while offering competitive prices. It selected JDA Warehouse Management, including its labour management module, to increase the productivity of the receipt, put-away and picking processes in its warehouse while having an online view of inventories. Additionally, by leveraging Transportation Modeler, it will be able to manage freight costs better.
“I’ve had experience with other warehouse management systems in the market, and while they all solve warehousing problems, we were looking for a partner that will guide us through the process, and one that is capable of expanding our footprint in the future,” said Manuel Cofré, supply chain manager at La Caserita. “We look forward to working with JDA on this project, helping us take the lead in the dynamic and demanding market we are trying to service.”
The implementation will be driven by JDA technology alliance partner STG Chile, which has strong industry expertise deploying warehouse management in the region.
“We selected JDA to meet our needs as it is a proven solution that incorporates industry best practices and has the scalability that will meet our future growth plans,” said Cristobal Rivas-Struke, general manager of La Caserita. “Working with JDA and STG Chile as our local partner to help with the implementation, we are confident that this project will be a success.”
Antonio Boccalandro, JDA’s group vice president for sales for Latin America, added: “We are very pleased La Caserita selected JDA to support its continued growth in the Chilean market. The La Caserita team had experience with other warehouse solutions and had a very detailed list of requirements. We were delighted that, after detailed analysis, customer references and demonstrations they selected JDA. With direct presence in the Chilean market for more than 20 years, it is a pleasure to add another leading company as a customer in the Chilean market.”