PUMA's distribution centre
PUMA's distribution centre.

North East firm lands deal for Yorkshire distribution centre

A Durham software firm has been appointed by sportswear company PUMA to implement its technology in its new Yorkshire distribution centre.

Indigo Software has won a contract to implement its Indigo WMS at the new 13-acre centre in Glasshoughton meaning that, when implemented, it will control the entire 261,000 sq ft warehouse operation, dubbed ‘Super G’ by PUMA.

Super G has been developed to sustain PUMA’s existing business and facilitate further growth. The brand has held a presence in Yorkshire for over 40 years and is consolidating three existing warehouses to meet its ambitions.

Indigo WMS, a management software which maximises efficiency with integrated partial automation features, will enable PUMA to record all inbound items upon arrival, before they are labelled, assigned to the correct location and moved.

It also allows for the instant location of stock, real time data capture and advanced reporting, providing an immediate snapshot of the supply chain at any time.

Darren Schofield, head of operations UKIB at PUMA, said: We carefully reviewed our processes and considered a range of technology options, deciding that Indigo WMS was the best fit for PUMA’s long-term growth requirements and complemented our existing ERP system.

“We were also confident that Indigo could meet the precise implementation timescales and deliver on our logistics growth target.”

Colin Hough, director of client sales EMEA and Americas at Indigo Software, said: “PUMA’s new distribution centre is going to open up a new world of efficiency, with fully integrated, semi-automated operations offering a full audit trail and the accountability to support many business improvements.

Dave Butler, head of IT and business solutions UKIB at PUMA, said: “Indigo’s software is great but ultimately, it is all about the people. Early on in the project it was clear their consulting team were very highly skilled and could deliver everything we needed to our strict timescales.”

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