Körber and Accenture have announced that Thermote & Vanhalst (TVH) has selected the Körber K. Motion Warehouse Management System (WMS) and K.Motion Warehouse Control System (WCS).
This includes deployments across five continents and 48 locations, including warehouses in the Americas, Western Europe, South Africa and China. The combination of Körber’s WMS, WCS and the cloud brings a new level of digitization and automation to TVH.
“It was particularly important for us to be able to rely on a provider for our supply chain technologies, and that’s exactly what we found in Körber,” explains Kris Thermote, VP Logistics & Supply Chain, International at TVH. “The diverse technology stack also gives us the opportunity to implement further optimizations later. Coupled with Accenture’s implementation expertise, we are well positioned to realize our growth ambitions and embrace new opportunities as they arise.”
TVH began its warehouse modernization two years ago, launching its relationship with strategic partner Accenture to develop a roadmap that enables the company’s growth ambitions by streamlining fulfillment operations globally and designing a robust warehouse template in line with the group’s supply chain strategy .
TVH’s old internal system had reached its limits. The company chose Körber’s adaptable storage solution as the ideal solution to meet existing needs while providing the agility for future initiatives. As a cloud-based solution, it offers cyber and data security, among other things. Körber’s ability to deliver comprehensive warehouse control software for TVH’s highly automated sites from a single vendor was the differentiator for the ambitious project.
The scale and complexity of TVH’s supply chain modernization requires a dedicated, multifaceted partner – who can design robust functionality, deliver strategic business insights, and rapidly implement next-generation warehousing processes and strategies. The combination of Accenture’s skills and experience paired with Körber’s supply chain software and cloud expertise exceeds all of TVH’s requirements – in line with local needs.
Lyes Ould Hamouda, EU Warehousing Lead at Accenture, said: “At Accenture, we value our relationship with TVH as a long-term partner. Our role is to build the future foundation together as we look at their roadmap and ambitions. As an implementation partner, we needed a robust technology solution to support this project plan, which Körber delivers. Thanks to our long-standing partnership, we are also ideally positioned for future ambitious projects like this.”
Chad Collins, CEO Software of Körber’s Supply Chain Business Unit, summarizes: “Körber’s 2022 Supply Chain Benchmarking Survey found that over 90% of the companies surveyed rated supply chain performance as a critical or important factor in customer experience. With Accenture and Körber by its side, TVH will be able to deliver a consistent customer experience across continents and lay a solid foundation for future growth while staying ahead of the competition. We look forward to continuing to work with Accenture to help our clients respond to the increasing complexity of client processing.”