Essex-based international logistics business Uneek Group will implement Microlistics WMS this year as they focus investment into expanding their service offering and improving operational efficiency.
The implementation will initially include two Uneek Group warehouse sites of approximately 55, 000 square feet in total. Both facilities currently operate a legacy paper-based WMS. Uneek Group’s General Manager, Amit Patel, said a long-run vision for the business informed the search for a WMS technology partner.
“We wanted a WMS solution that can do everything we need from day one, without expensive modifications, while also providing us room to grow in terms of the number of sites and the types of services we can offer to customers. Our focus is on ensuring we have the capability we need for success in the medium to long-term – Microlistics WMS was the system to deliver that.”
The decision to implement a new WMS was made early in the COVID-19 pandemic, with Uneek taking advantage of an expected lull in operational activity to focus on the project.
Essential factors in the decision included Microlistics WMS’s strong 3PL capabilities (including multi-site, multi-client operations), robust integrated 3PL billing functionality and the capacity for true ‘real-time’ RF-based task management without paper-based workarounds. Another influential factor was Microlistics inclusion in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for WMS since 2014.
Microlistics is working with Uneek to apply its remote implementation methodology, developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mark Dawson (above), Managing Director at Microlistics, said: “Our approach enables all aspects of the implementation to be conducted effectively despite social distancing and travel restrictions. The project is now well underway with solutions design workshops and training being delivered remotely.
“Uneek Group are a good example of a robust freight forwarding business adapting to opportunities in the marketplace, expanding into eCommerce fulfilment and offering other value-add services.
“We’re pleased Uneek have selected Microlistics WMS as their preferred solution to help them leverage these opportunities into business growth, and we look forward to working with their team on what will be an exciting evolution for the business.”