Acme
Customer Website:  acme-usa.com

Key Benefits

  • Reduced system support requirements
  • Visibility across entire supply chain
  • A customized WMS solution that grows with company business needs

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Company

Acme International Enterprises Inc. is a housewares and home accessories company whose roots date back to the early 1900s. Over its more than 100 year history, this Maplewood, New Jersey-based company has evolved into an importer and distributor of kitchen utensils, decorative magnets, and related products. Today Acme also develops and sells products under licensing from Coca-Cola, Nickelodeon and the National Hot Rod Association. They distribute items like the popular children’s toy SpongeBob SquarePants and Hot Rod magnets.

Challenges

In 1993, Acme developed an in-house automated warehouse management system (WMS). Although the system supported the company’s operations through the years, the legacy system required that updates to inventory levels and other dynamic business information be made manually by one of Acme’s staff.

Solution

In 2001, Acme recognized that their legacy system could not adequately support its growth and began their search for a new solution. Working with Altara, a New Jersey-based technology consulting company, Acme chose to implement AccellosOne Warehouse version 3.5, because of its integration with Microsoft Great Plains, and because it was the only solution that closely fit Acme’s WMS function needs.

Benefits

Acme has been able to easily replace their legacy system with Accellos One Warehouse, and the new system continues to meet the needs of their expanding business. Today, Acme’s staff no longer spend time coding entries manually and the company has been able to cut support costs. Warehouse efficiencies and customer service levels have also increased.

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