DDSi Adds Freshness to Great Lakes Foods

DDSi Adds Freshness to Great Lakes Foods

Great Lakes Foods stocks 18,000 dry and perishable food items in 270,000 square feet of warehouse space in Menominee, Michigan. For more than half a century, this food distributor has been serving independent grocers in Wisconsin and Michigan. While the company has continued to grow, some of its technology had gone stale.

Receiving and picking was handled manually. Orders were printed out, and receivers circled items and made notes on the sheets. The information was then keyed into the inventory system.

Picking was done similarly. Armed with a stack of preprinted labels, pickers had to manually check the product codes on the packages to the ones on the orders. It was a time-consuming process that left far too much room for errors.

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Welcome to the DDSi Blog


Welcome to the very first blog entry on the DDSi Corporate Blog. In the future, you will be able to find the latest news about our business, as well as useful content about inventory management in general.

Who is DDSi? Diversified Data Systems, Inc. is a leader in inventory control, supply chain visibility, and warehouse management software for companies of all sizes. We are geographically located on the East side of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Our eWIN warehouse management system allows for total control of all aspects of warehouse operations.  We provide a total solution. This control allows for lower costs due to improved labor and equipment utilization.  Better inventory control also allows for reductions in safety stock and an overall reduction in inventory.

Our goal is to provide systems based solutions to warehouse operations. We provide solutions that provide the highest ratios of feature/function/price that the marketplace offers.

We’ll cover many interesting topics and articles in this blog. So keep visiting us here for updates, as well as the other sections of the DDSi website for more information.

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