Simple and effective system links

IT Systems

RDL employs a number of key systems in support of its distribution and warehousing operations. The implementation, development and integration of these IT packages allows a consistent provision of systems for RDL and its partners.

Principal within these is the TS1 system that supports RDL's core distribution activities. Programs developed span the ‘life’ of a consignment from point of order entry through to distribution planning, consignment management, administration and invoicing.

TS1 is a bespoke system and has been developed specifically for the RDL operation over the last decade.

RDL utilises the Empirica Warehouse Management System (WMS) which offers industry-leading functionality and flexibility in the management of stock. Empirica is currently utilised to manage inventory for over thirty customers across the RDL network. Empirica is available at all RDL sites, and it also allows product visibility to customers via Internet access.

Empirica is equipped with a full range of inventory control methods, including stock-counting routines and Perpetual Inventory schedules, all supported by full audit trail functionality. Stock rotation can be handled on a variety of levels that include First In First Out (FIFO); Best Before Date (where appropriate) and specific batch management. The system also allows product to be quarantined.

  • End-to-end visibility.
  • Simple and effective system links.
  • Internet access to both transport and warehouse systems.
  • Internet order entry systems.
  • Two way EDI links to customers.