HCL to Equip MJ Logistic's Warehouse Centre

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 26, 2009

HCL Technologies will enable M.J. Logistic, a third-party logistics (3PL) solutions provider in India, to integrate clients. ERP systems and provide real-time inventory visibility and improved customer service at its upcoming centre at Palwal (Delhi- Agra highway).

Under a 3-year contract, the global IT services provider will provide end-to-end integrated services including implementation, support, hosting, monitoring and VSAT connectivity to extend the capabilities of the upcoming facility, the first phase of which is already in progress.

As a premier reseller of Sterling Commerce, HCL will also implement Sterling Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Sterling Director Solutions at MJ. In addition, MJ will use Gentran, one of the most widely-used electronic data interchange (EDI) and data translation solutions in the industry, for their business-to-business (B2B) communication needs.

Anil Arora, managing director, M J Logistic Services, said by partnering with HCL and investing upfront in Sterling WMS the company will be able to seamlessly integrate its offerings with customers IT systems. MJ will ensure superior logistics services through real-time inventory visibility using Radio Frequency (RF) technology and customer-specific Management Information System (MIS) and alerts.

Through this relationship, HCL.s Retail Practice would orchestrate infrastructure and business process outsourcing services, thereby adding value to MJ’s business at the point of sale and throughout the entire value chain.

Sidhartha Chowdhury, vice president & global head of retail & logistics, HCL Technologies, said, "HCL has played a pioneering role in providing end-to-end integrated application and infrastructure management services. We are pleased that our domain expertise in this arena has helped MJ choose us to automate the warehouse management process and manage the growing complexities of their business."

The overall 3PL market in India accounts for less than 20 percent, compared to more than 40 percent in developed countries. There is a huge potential for IT investments by companies such as MJ as they develop state-of-the-art warehouse operations for multiple users, Chowdhury said.


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