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Hala Supply Chain automates warehouse with EPG

Saudi Arabia-based Hala Supply Chain Services’ first logistics center to implement the LFS warehouse management system from Ehrhardt Partner Group (EPG) is up and running in Jeddah.

Two further locations are set to follow in the coming months, helping the company to meet the demands of its customers for greater transparency and speed. As a logistics service provider for currently over 100 customers throughout Saudi Arabia, Hala SCS must always meet the highest quality standards.

The majority of its products are from the sensitive pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors as well as the chemical sector and oil & gas industries. With LFS, the company has found a future-proof solution that has enabled it to double its picking performance in just a few months.

At its Jeddah facility, Hala SCS mainly manages pharmaceutical products that can be found in duty-free shops at airports or in pharmacies, or that can be delivered directly to customers as part of an e-commerce solution. Sensitive handling of the stored goods is therefore absolutely essential. There are up to 30,000 different products in 50,000 bin locations at the 40,000 m² warehouse. LFS ensures the safe loading and unloading of the trucks that arrive, subsequently directing all products to the correct storage location.

Packing and unpacking as well as palletizing is also controlled by the warehouse management system. In addition, Hala SCS has to fulfill various value-added services for the majority of its customers. LFS is able to recognize when this is required of a delivery. The additional services include, for example, the application of individual price tags.

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