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$4m warehouse upgrade for Costa

Fresh produce logistics outfit, Costa Logistics, has committed to a $4 million upgrade of its warehouse management systems.

Fresh produce logistics outfit, Costa Logistics, has committed to a $4 million upgrade of its warehouse management systems.

The plan was scheduled across the company's interstate locations, starting with its Melbourne headquarters in July.

The company this month went live with its new Manhattan warehouse management system in Victoria, and completed a national roll-out of a supply chain intelligence system across its three main distribution centres in Victoria, Sydney and Perth.

The implementation team is now in Perth, preparing to go live in the next fortnight, with the last facility, Sydney, planned for completion by November, said Costa's chief executive Tim Bolam. The warehouse systems upgrade is expected to streamline customer interactions, and improve resource planning within the business.

The leader of the Manhattan roll-out team, Costa general manager of solutions delivery Anthony Jackson, said the group needed to upgrade to an integrated platform with "fully e-business capability" to provide real-time stock visibility to its customers. "The Manhattan system met our functionality requirements and fits in with our existing architecture and many of our customers' existing networks.".