The Saskatoon Chapter of the

 Canadian Operational

Research Society



Phil Thiemann

Industrial Engineering Department

Federated Co-operatives Limited


Tuesday, February 29, 2000

Federated Co-operatives Limited Distribution Centre

607 46th Street East

Tour 6:00, Dinner 7:00, Presentation 7:30



Warehouse Tour


Today’s consumer has become accustomed to an ever expanding selection of products, and demands these products to be continuously available.  Warehouses have shifted from a storage role to that of distribution.  Warehouse management systems are one of the logistical tools necessary to meet this ever moving target of customer satisfaction.


Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is in the initial stages of implementing a new warehouse management system.  This system will allow FCL to improve asset utilization, productivity, and service levels.  These improvements will accomplished through:


·        Computer controlled storage;

·        Application of radio frequency, bar code and voice response technology;

·        Paperless warehousing including electronic pick lists and truck loadout;

·        Applications of EDI with advance ship notices


FCL’s first warehouse management implementation will be here in Saskatoon.  This tour will provide you with an opportunity to observe FCL’s present operating procedures and to see the state of the art processes which will be implemented in the new system.


Tickets $17

For more information contact:

Winfried Grassmann


Kent Kostuk