Indigo, a leading international warehousing and logistics software provider, announces that Ionics EMS Inc., a leading Philippines based group of technology companies providing electronic manufacturing services and original design management services, has made a significant investment in Indigo WMS. The company will implement Indigo’s warehouse management software (WMS) to streamline the warehouse management processes as a result of business growth and in-source the supply chain function from an international 3PL provider.
In addition to implementing Indigo WMS, Indigo’s supply chain consultants will be reengineering Ionics’ supply chain processes to ensure the company is prepared for its next phase of growth. This will include implementing perpetual inventory management, enhancing stock receiving processes, increasing stock visibility and implementing industry best practice processes. The company expects to see a full return on its capital investment in less than 12 months and achieve significant long-term efficiencies and business improvements.
Ionics currently outsources its logistics and warehouse operations to a 3PL provider, a strategy that was originally adopted in order for the company to quickly demonstrate to multinational customers that it had the relevant quality procedures and logistics capabilities to secure prestigious OEM manufacturing contracts. After implementing Indigo, Ionics intends to bring the management of its logistics and warehouse functions in-house, to obtain greater cost efficiencies and provide an opportunity for the company to increase its service offering to customers as an additional source of revenues.
After reviewing a number of potential WMS solutions, Ionics turned to Indigo to complete a full business process review and provide the warehouse management software capabilities needed.
Securing Ionics as a first customer for Indigo Asia Pacific signals a significant early ‘win’ by the company, with a customer that is renowned for technological innovation; and it demonstrates rapid acceptance by one of the world’s fastest growing marketplaces for Indigo’s strong warehouse management software capabilities.
“A two week proof of concept project demonstrated that Indigo WMS was the right solution and had the capabilities we require both now and in the future as the company continues to grow,” says Jay Chavez, VP for Operations and Supply Chain Management at Ionics and a highly regarded IT and supply chain practitioner within the Philippines. “In addition, Indigo’s consultants had a lot of real world industry expertise in the electronics manufacturing sector which we can learn from to implement best practices.”
Longer term, Ionics intends to offer competitive 3PL and warehouse management services to their customers to augment the company’s end to end EMS solution.
“Ionics is an innovative group of companies with ambitious plans for the future. Indigo WMS provides a perfect fit for the warehouse management requirements and we are delighted to be working with them,” says Mike Hill, CEO of Indigo Software.