Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, Master Planning


MSD05 - Member Showcase: Protea Chemicals – Large Scale Advanced WMS, The Real Deal!

Wednesday, April 25
13:00 - 14:00
Wicklow Meeting Room 1

Format: Member Showcase
Level: Intermediate

Join this session to hear AXUG/D365UG member Protea Chemicals tell of their WHS implementation. Protea Chemicals is one the worlds’ most complex AX WMS implementations for the largest chemical distributor on the African continent. Protea Chemicals is a division of the OMNIA Group. Omnia has more than 4500 employees in over 30 countries and is offering a differentiated supply of products and services in the Agricultural, Mining and Chemical industries. Omnia has embarked on a large scale implementation of Dynamics AX with a long term roadmap to move to Dynamics 365. Omnia is making use of the complete Dynamics platform including Advanced WMS, TMS and advanced QC. Protea Chemicals is the largest distributor of chemicals on the African continent with an extensive logistics and supply chain. Protea has more than 50 000m2 of warehouse capacity, offering a variety of bulk and packed products from 8 distribution hubs using more than 80 distribution vehicles. This implementation caters for 380 users and 140 RF devices for control of all aspects of the supply chain including production and Quality Control being tightly integrated into the processes. This was one of the more complex implementations undertaken on the continent. Come and learn the good, the bad and the ugly. Walk away with some learnings, best practices and methods for implementing complex WMS in your industry.

Kurt G. Kitching

Business Solutions Manager
Omnia (PTY) Ltd.

Started carreer in the automotive industry in an inventory managment/supply chain leadership role. After a period of ten years moved into the ERP consulting space for a further seven years as an implementation lead / Project manager in the Warehousing and supply chain space. Was a member of the warehousing business unit and implemented Warehouse management systems at a number of local and international sites. As of 2009 was employed by Omnia (PTY) Ltd in South Africa in the role of Business Solutions Manager managing ERP implementations and continuous improvement initiatives.


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