"Chess demonstrated an understanding of the logistics world and were able to design a solution that matched our requirements rather than forcing us to do things in a proprietary way. They proposed solutions to issues that other potential suppliers thought might be a problem. Other systems we looked at could not cope with breaking loads to a sub-carton level. But Empirica is able to track single items whenever we want."
Radley was established in London in 1975 and has grown to become the UK's largest manufacturer of leather handbags and accessories. The design team is based in the UK while products are manufactured in India and the Far East. Products are sold through major high street chains as well as numerous independent retailers throughout the UK.
When the company decided to relocate its distribution operations to a brand new warehouse in Milton Keynes covering 4,200 square metres and containing 5000 pallet and 9000 shelf storage locations they implemented the Chess Empirica warehouse management system with the Task-RF module to interface with 18 hand held radio data terminals to control all stock movements including receipts, putaway and order picking.
Using Empirica in conjunction with RF provides Radley with a powerful but flexible solution to its warehouse management requirements. The application's wide range of functions are designed to support every warehouse task and provide a complete solution for supply chain integration. These capabilities are enhanced with RF because data can be scanned and processed with high accuracy to provide access to real time inventory and stock information while eliminating the need for paper based processes.