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Blue Horseshoe Improves Operations and Enhances SAP Warehouse Management Solution at Teleflex Medical

CARMEL, IN--(Marketwired - Aug 6, 2013) - Blue Horseshoe has improved the warehouse distribution operations and optimized the SAP WM solution for Teleflex Medical, a leading global provider of medical devices.

Teleflex Medical, headquartered in Limerick, Pennsylvania, specializes in products and services for vascular access, respiratory care, general and regional anesthesia, cardiac care, urology and surgery. With approximately $1.5 billion in revenue and customers in more than 130 countries, Teleflex spans the globe with more than 12,000 employees and more than 40 manufacturing locations and sales facilities across the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

Blue Horseshoe's supply chain strategy division partnered with Teleflex to optimize and consolidate the processes and efficiency of their overall distribution operations. Most recently, managing the consolidation and opening of Teleflex's new state of the art facility in Olive Branch, Mississippi. The project goals included improved picking accuracy, improved inventory accuracy, higher fill rates, maximized distribution productivity, enhanced freight loading and rating, simplified operations to minimize new employee learning curves, improved operational and system flexibility to support product and business environment changes, and future customer requirements.

"Training and educating an entirely new workforce, fine tuning Master data, Configurations, and refining Processes are our current focus to get to expected productivity and throughput levels. Over the last 4 months we've completed the transition of 5 businesses, 12,000 SKUs, and 40,000 pallets into the new 630,000SF facility, on time and within budget, while continuing to ship nearly on-time," explains Jeff Cook, Sr. Vice President of Blue Horseshoe-TransTech Division.

In addition to the supply chain operations improvements, Blue Horseshoe implemented new outbound processes in the DC within Teleflex's existing SAP-WM solution. The SAP-WM software allows for full visibility into the distribution network with optimized manufacturing and supply chain performance. Enhancements to the Teleflex SAP-WM system included:

  • Enhanced wave management functionality
  • Parcel Carrier Cartonization/Delivery TO creation and sequencing
  • LTL/Truckload Palletization/Delivery TO creation and sequencing
  • Order based replenishment
  • Dynamic split-case and full-case forward pick locations
  • SAP to Conveyor real-time, 2-way communication/interface
  • In-line Conveyor Packing List, CERT and Pedigree print
  • Integration with the freight system
  • Development of Teleflex customer route guides

"With Blue Horseshoe's industry knowledge and extensive supply chain experience, we were able to take our business to the next level. Their team was able to analyze, leverage, and maximize our existing Business Practices and SAP technology, while improving our overall efficiencies," shares Geoff Hills, Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Technical Services at Teleflex Medical, Inc.

About Blue Horseshoe
Blue Horseshoe is a privately held management consulting and solutions services firm that provides expert supply chain consulting and packaged software solutions to Fortune 500 and mid-market businesses throughout the world. For more about Blue Horseshoe, visit www.bhsolutions.com.