The decision to partner with Microlistics followed an extensive market review. Key factors included a requirement for robust and scalable technology, ease of use, and timely implementation at a competitive price point.
Sutton Tool’s Managing Director Peter Sutton said the decision to partner with Microlistics reflects the company’s commitment to driving innovation and agility throughout the supply chain.
“We export approximately 50% of our product to overseas markets, so it’s essential we not only have industry leading distribution capability within Australia, but also the ability to maintain stock availability of more than 20,000 SKU’s across four global regions.”
James Clark, Chief Supply and Distribution Executive, said another important consideration was the ability to deploy the new system with minimal interruption to operations.
“Microlistics have a proven capability to deploy their product quickly and seamlessly enabling us to roll out the new system with minimal impact on customers. The software itself supports existing technologies we use in our warehouse today such as RF scanning and automated stock replenishment and positions us well to deploy further optimisation in the future as we continue to grow.”
Mark Dawson, Managing Director at Microlistics, said, “Sutton Tools appreciates our consultative approach and we’re excited to have them on board. We look forward to providing a path for growth within their warehouses. We’re working on exciting new technologies not only in wall-to-wall Voice but in vision and robotics.”
Sutton Tool’s Melbourne based manufacturing and distribution operations will be the first site to benefit from the new WMS commencing this year, with deployments to international distribution centres in Auckland, New Zealand and the Netherlands to follow soon after.
More information about Sutton Tools is available at www.suttontools.com.