NCR's Retalix Software Solution Makes Transportation Optimization Easier at Massdiscounters
DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced today that Massdiscounters of South Africa, a leading retail division of MassMart Management Group, has deployed NCR's Retalix Transportation Management software.
This solution improves Massdiscounters' logistics operations by automating scheduling processes, synchronizing yard and dock activities and optimizing inbound and outbound shipments. The software helps the retailer save labor and infrastructure costs and provides enhanced supply chain productivity, compliance and visibility.
"This suite of software products from the Retalix division of NCR Retail gives Massdiscounters the insights and tools to automate labor-intensive dock, yard and distribution center operations, and will help us optimize our inbound and outbound transportation across the country," said Massdiscounters Systems and Supply Chain Director John Hart. "We rely on our partnership to assist us in driving greater operational efficiencies and improved supply chain visibility so we can provide the best retail experience for our shoppers."
NCR's Retalix Transportation Management software is a comprehensive solution suite that empowers retailers and distributors to integrate and manage all aspects of transportation processes more profitably and effectively. The suite includes Retalix Transportation Optimization, Retalix Dock Scheduling and RetalixYard Management solutions, which Massdiscounters has deployed, as well as Retalix Power Delivery.
Massdiscounters uses Retalix Transportation Optimization toautomate major transportation functions, including inbound/outbound planning, fleet routing, logistics procurement and financial settlement.
Retalix Dock Schedulinggives Massdiscounterscontrol of inbound scheduling and dock operations through a centralized, automated platform. With cloud-based delivery of an intuitive Web-portal, Retalix Dock Scheduling provides the retailer comprehensive functionality for supervision and management of all dock operations.
Retalix Yard Managementhelps Massdiscounters improve yard productivity and reduce costs by synchronizing and managing all yard resources, including personnel, space and fleet.
"We are working with Massdiscounters to help the company realize cost savings and relieve operational challenges with our innovative software," said Tammy Weant, general manager of global supply chain management, Retalix division of NCR Retail. "We are proud of our long term partnership with Massdiscounters, which started in 2004 and is going strong into the future. We believe that the wide range of our solutions Massdiscounters has deployed across their supply chain operations will pay dividends that will accrue to the company's bottom line, speed up operations and, by ensuring merchandise is where it's supposed to be when it's supposed to be there, enhance shoppers' experiences."
Massdiscounters operates two retail formats: Game and DionWired. Game is a discount retailer of general merchandise FMCG, and non-perishable groceries for home, leisure and business use, operating throughout South Africa and in 12 major cities in sub-Saharan Africa. Game currently has 114 stores, out of which 31 provide a food offering under the Foodco sub-brand. DionWired is an electronics and appliances specialty store chain catering for the middle- to upper-end income consumer.
Massdiscounters is a division of MassMart. Massmart is a South African-based globally competitive regional management group, invested in a portfolio of differentiated, complementary, focused wholesale and retail formats. The Group comprises nine wholesale and retail chains, and one buying group - 377 stores and 633 buying group members all focused on high-volume and low-cost distribution. It operates in 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa through the Group's four operating divisions - Massdiscounters, Masswarehouse, Massbuild and Masscash. MassMart is listed on the main board of the JSE Securities Exchange in the Consumer Services-Retail sector. (Please see more detail at the company's website http://www.massmart.co.za/operational/massdiscounters.asp).
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYS: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 300 million transactions daily across the retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.
NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, with over 26,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.
Mark Scott, 678-808-7721
KEYWORDS: United States North America Georgia South Africa Africa
The article NCR's Retalix Software Solution Makes Transportation Optimization Easier at Massdiscounters originally appeared on Fool.com.
Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.