The company set an aggressive timeline of less than a year for a project that would typically take two years. Cognizant recommended a state-of-the-art warehouse management system to integrate the components based on SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions, which is capable of tracking products from the conveyor line to the container with 100 percent visibility and provides all the required functions for the company’s warehousing and distribution operations. We did a feasibility study to confirm the suitability of the offered solution as well as the expected business benefits, outlining the implementation challenges and preparing a PoC based on this information. We also prepared blueprints for the supply chain management, EWM from SAP and RFID solutions from other suppliers.
We’re implementing the project in two phases, with both focusing on smooth operations and functioning of the company’s extended warehouse facility. After successfully completing a PoC on the SAP EWM module with limited use cases, we executed our solution in three of the company’s polymer warehouses as part of the project’s first phase. Phase two is an ongoing expansion of the existing business processes and functionalities from phase one, focusing on five additional warehouses.