Verst Group is a third party logistics company with warehousing, transportation and contract packaging services in 18 locations across four states. Verst has expanded into a wide range of industries including automotive, wine and spirits, personal care, and food and beverage.
When Verst first entered the contract packaging space, they tried to manage their operations using a warehouse management system (WMS) and eventually moved on to develop their own contract packaging solution. Trying to run their contract packaging operation using a WMS and subsequently, an in-house solution presented many challenges, including:
· Lacking business insights about bottlenecks and areas of inefficiencies in their operation
· Heavy reliance on time-consuming manual paper processes which resulted in data entry errors and limited their ability to maintain accurate records
Early challenges when we started up our contract packaging division were trying run a manufacturing operation with a warehouse management system. It just didn’t have what we needed to. So we made the classic mistake of actually trying to home build a system and bolt it onto a WMS and it was inefficient and did not work.” WILL SCHRETZMAN, VP of PACKAGING
VERST GROUP LOGISTICS