March 7, 2016
Strauss Group is a major international company in the food sector operating 26 factories in 24 countries. According to analysts the company is estimated to be the 4th largest in the world regarding coffee production. Strauss Group holds a leading position in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia/CIS, Brazil and Israel. The company, since 1992, represents in the Russian-CIS market, several well-known brands such as Totti Cafe, Black Card, Ambassador, Elite Health Line, Le Café and Fort.
Looking for new ways to develop its business in Russia, Strauss is targeting the market segment "Away From Home" (coffee consumption outside home), introducing professional equipment and coffee to restaurants, cafes, hotels and offices. Today, Strauss is the undisputed leader in the professional coffee market in Eastern Europe, developing the modern culture in coffee consumption.
Strauss relies on modern IT solutions and technologies in order to improve the productivity of its operations and the service of its customers and partners.
In this context, Straus selected Mantis' Logistics Vision Suite for its 6,000 sq.m. distribution centre.
Ant Technologies, Mantis' partner in Russia/CIS, installed LVS and adapted it to Strauss' warehousing processes and needs implementing also the following extra capabilities:
- Receiving from production areas with "a single scan".
- Stock rotation and management based on production and expiration dates.
- Specialized customer-oriented order processing.
- Processing defective goods and goods returned according to customers' demands.
- The need for special certificates and scanned documents was covered through the implementation of the special module "packet print".
The integration with customer's ERP (1C) was successfully completed through the implementation of LVS' Logistics Link Manager. Customer's warehouse was equipped by mobile computers and printers from Motorola / Zebra.
The next step in the project is to deploy LVS at Strauss' raw material warehouse.