Operating 17 manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico, kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturer and distributor American Woodmark Corporation leverages Tecsys software to operate its centralized distribution in Lincolnton, North Carolina.
ecsys Inc., a supply chain management software company, announced that Winchester Virginia-based kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturer and distributor American Woodmark Corporation has begun a national supply chain transformation initiative to drive operational efficiency across its major warehousing and distribution facilities by leveraging Tecsys’ warehouse management software, Elite WMS. Having initiated the supply chain execution system overhaul in April 2021, the company seeks to expand the Tecsys environment in order to optimize logistics resources and provide a platform for continued growth.
“Our industry faces margin pressure by way of materials, logistics and labor, so it is incumbent on us to seek out ways to control operational costs,” explains Mike Feighery, VP Supply Chain at American Woodmark Corporation. “Addressing supply chain inefficiencies with Tecsys software gives us a means to optimize our operations in response to the shifting conditions. It gives us better flexibility, visibility, and the platform to be able to scale in size or complexity depending on the market.”
The Tecsys solution will be progressively deployed across all American Woodmark distribution facilities, optimizing intra-network logistics and streamlining warehouse and delivery management. This supply chain transformation project improves business intelligence for benchmarking industry KPIs, breaks down warehousing and distribution silos, and provides end-to-end asset and inventory visibility. The comprehensive rollout will afford American Woodmark the functionality to be effective stewards of supply chain resources in the context of market and global volatility.
“An effective national distribution strategy combines buildings, technology, people, infrastructure, and everything in between,” explains Bill King, chief revenue officer at Tecsys. “As we work with American Woodmark, we are delighted that our robust and scalable Elite WMS solution is part of this formula for success. The scope of this project will provide significant operational and financial benefit as it rolls out, and we look forward to supporting American Woodmark’s supply chain optimization journey.”