Bahraini retailer shifts to the cloud for efficient workflow

Al Jazira's decision was influenced by a need to "boost operational efficiency."

Jonathan Wood, Infor MEA's general manager
Jonathan Wood, Infor MEA's general manager

Global cloud software company Infor announced on Thursday of Bahraini retailer and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) distributor Al Jazira’s decision to shift to Infor’s CloudSuite VMS to reportedly boost workflow efficiency, thereby increasing “the company’s ability to manage stock more efficiently while providing greater insight into the performance of individual products and offerings, and helping the company to develop strategic plans more effectively,” according to an Infor spokesperson.

Infor MEA’s general manager Jonathan Wood, speaking of the retailer’s decision to acquire their services, said, “With Al Jazira keen to accelerate its retail, distribution and food service businesses in Bahrain, Infor CloudSuite WMS is ideally suited to helping Al Jazira achieve its aims. We’re confident that with a fully automated warehouse, Al Jazira will be ideally placed to scale up its operations, improve its operational efficiency and deliver superior quality of service to its customers.”

Al Jazira’s group general manager Ujjal Kumar Mukherjee was quoted in a statement as follows: “With a fast-growing distribution network, retail chain and food services business, it was vital for us to operate our warehouse as effectively and efficiently as possible. With Infor CloudSuite WMS, we will be able to transition from manual warehousing systems to a state-of-the-art automated system, giving us a full overview of our inventory, enabling us to vastly improve ordering, avoid waste and satisfy our customers better.”

Al Jazira currently has eight stores and is Bahrain’s exclusive distributor for FMCG brands like Heinz, L'Oreal, McVities, Pinar, Hero, Mazola and Volvic. Their deployment of Infor’s CloudSuite VMS, which kickstarted in June, is set to complete by Q4 2019.

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