FARMINGDALE, N.Y. and MARKHAM, Ontario, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Robocom Systems International announced today that Safelite AutoGlass®, the nation's leading vehicle glass repair and replacement company, has selected Robocom's Labor Management System (R-Labor) to be implemented in its US based distribution centers.
The Safelite AutoGlass US distribution network consists of a manufacturing facility in Enfield, North Carolina, distribution centers in Braselton, Georgia and Ontario, California, and a series of warehouses spread out across all 50 states. Robocom's Labor Management System will be implemented in the Braselton, Georgia and Ontario, California distribution centers where Safelite already leverages Robocom's Warehouse Management System to manage over 600,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space.
"Our partnership with Robocom has truly been beneficial for Safelite," says Mike Bradsher, Director of Accounting, Manufacturing and Distribution Control at Safelite. "The implementation of the Robocom WMS has driven numerous improvements in our distribution operations including productivity improvements equal to roughly 15%. We believe the implementation of Robocom's Labor Management System will take us to the next level in managing our workforce and further improving efficiency in the warehouse," added Bradsher.
Rick Register, Vice President of Robocom said, "We value the partnership with Safelite and are proud to have been a part of the transformation that has taken place in Safelite's distribution operations. R-Labor will provide Safelite with an accurate and objective tool for measuring the performance of individual employees in the DC and also provide managers and supervisors with a coaching tool they will use to better develop the workforce."
"Labor costs represent the largest operating expense in most warehouses and distribution centers today," said Fred Radcliffe, Robocom President. "Our products improve accuracy, increase productivity, reduce transportation costs and provide essential information to Supply Chain Managers and Executives. We are pleased to have been selected by Safelite for this important project as it validates the valued partnership that exists between our two companies."
About Safelite AutoGlass
Safelite AutoGlass, founded in 1947, is the nation's leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, providing mobile service to more than 95 percent of the U.S. population in all 50 states. The Columbus, Ohio-based company employs nearly 10,000 people across the United States and served more than 4.4 million customers last year. For more information, visit www.safelite.com.
Robocom Systems International has focused for nearly 30 years on developing and implementing Supply Chain Execution software solutions. Robocom's solutions include Warehouse Management, Transportation Management, Voice Technology, Order Management and Labor Management. Our investment in research and development is keenly focused on the needs of the business leaders responsible for the day-to-day results in warehousing and distribution operations. For more information go to www.robocom.com
SOURCE Robocom Systems International