Online Retailer Logistics Center Count

Atomic is an online fashion distributor with 30 years’ experience in fashion distribution, licensing, marketing, design and manufacturing. The distributor is located mainly in Australia and New Zealand with additional partners across the world. The talented team is made up of operations, logistics, designers, sales and marketing experts who each contribute to the brands and company’s success.

Atomic needed an inventory services company with experience in a logistics center environment, to provide an accurate inventory position. The distributor needed to ensure customers ordering online were able to be provided the product purchased, if it is shown to be available online.

Atomic required RGIS to provide the following:

  • Complete a wall-to-wall count of the logistics center
  • Execute the count within a tight time frame of two days
  • Improve the accuracy and efficiency compared to the previous paper-based process
  • Provide an electronic file which can be imported into the Warehouse Management System (WMS)
  • Accuracy of the inventory position was vital

Atomic partnered with RGIS to complete the logistics center accurate inventory count project, and RGIS provided the following:

  • Scheduled a team of 47 experienced RGIS auditors
  • Two teams to cover two days
  • The logistics center was divided up into five separate virtual warehouses
  • Each virtual warehouse required its own inventory count and upload of data
  • Variance checking completed by in-house warehouse team
  • Location checks were completed to ensure all areas for each virtual warehouse had been accounted for, before providing the upload data to the customer

Atomic found by outsourcing the logistics center accurate inventory count project to RGIS, the following results were achieved:

  • Accurately counted over 95,000 units over two days
  • All data was available to be uploaded immediately to the WMS
  • Re-opened completed virtual warehouse locations straight away, rather than waiting for the whole inventory to be finished, which allowed a continued flow of order completions