Casey's Selects Softeon Distribution Center Software

"Will streamline the entire supply chain," retailer says

Published in CSP Daily News

ANKENY, Iowa -- Casey's General Stores Inc., with more than 1,780 convenience stores in 14 Midwestern states, has selected Softeon's Warehouse Management System (WMS), Load Planning, Yard Management and Labor Management to improve efficiency and accuracy of its distribution center operations and drive additional throughput from existing distribution centers to enable them to support addition of new retail stores in the same physical footprint.

"The Softeon WMS solution will streamline the entire supply chain from receipt of product at the distribution center through delivery to the stores. Increasing visibility into real-time inventory will allow us to better plan picking of store orders from a range of food, beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products, and other nonfood items," said Bill Walljasper, senior vice president and CFO of Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey's. "In addition, the solution will automate processes to improve truck-load planning for weekly store replenishments that are currently in excess of 350 stores on an average of 47 routes per day."

"We are honored to be selected by Casey's as a key supply chain partner in their exciting time of growth," said Gana Govind, president of Softeon. "Casey's has a laser focus on both customer service and distribution cost management, and Softeon is pleased to provide supply chain software tools that will support them in this journey."

Reston, Va.-based Softeon is a global provider of supply-chain solutions from planning through execution. Its platform is engineered to reduce complex problems into simple solutions for a faster time to market and lower cost of ownership, the company said. Users can implement solutions incrementally to solve a specific challenge or deploy an integrated system. Configurable modules and rules-based solutions give market leaders the agility they need. Deployment options include on premise or in the cloud.

Part of CSP's 2014 Convenience Top 101 retailers