The brand specializing in destocking Chlolina has acquired Acsep’s IzyPro solution to manage its warehouse supply flows.
The Chloélina group offers clearance products in its 21 Maxxilot stores, delivered daily from a 12,000 m2 warehouse located in Éragny in Val-d’Oise. Since its creation, the management of this warehouse has been based on paper processes. To respond to the steady growth in the number of stores and references, the group has decided to equip itself with a warehouse management solution. “We needed to optimize our processes, but also to have more visibility and traceability of our stocks, especially for food batches, which we generally buy with a very short shelf life”, explains Patricia Gauthier, logistics coordinator and SI within the group.
Logistics is also a strategic issue for the group, whose stocks fluctuate enormously. Indeed, its purchases are made according to opportunities: destocking, surplus, end of series, in multiple categories of products, ranging from food, textiles, DIY, to drugstore, perfumery and hygiene. For Chloélina, this means managing a rotating stock of 9,000 references, 70% of which are new each year.
Gains in productivity and reliability
Following a call for tenders, the Chloélina group selected the IzyPro WMS (Warehouse Management System) from Acsep, which met the specifications. The geographic proximity of the publisher was also an asset. “It was fundamental for our employees to have teams in France, who know the warehouse world well and speak the same language as them,” emphasizes Patricia Gauthier. The solution was deployed in March 2020, in full containment.
“It corresponded to our fiscal closure. We carried out a complete inventory of the warehouse before switching it to IzyPro. We took the opportunity to address the warehouse, equip our teams with PDA terminals and install the IzyWeb portal, ”says Patricia Gauthier. Since the establishment, the company has gained in productivity and reliability. “The solution gives us real-time visibility and traceability that we did not have. In addition, it was very well accepted by our teams and allowed each department to come out of its bubble and work together, ”concludes Patricia Gauthier.