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    Save Mart Supermarkets Deploys Integrated Supply Chain Software

    The chain so far has deployed a suite of integrated headquarters and warehouse management applications.

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    Save Mart Supermarkets is deploying an integrated suite of supply chain management applications to enhance business processes at its headquarters and distribution centers.

    The retailer is deploying Retalix's purchasing, order management, invoice reconciliation, and warehouse management applications. "When we began our course of making the best privately owned, regional grocery chain in the country much larger and more efficient, we knew we'd need to combine the best practices of both companies," said Steve Junqueiro, Save Mart e.v.p. and c.o.o. "In tandem, our supply chain system infrastructure needed an overhaul to handle the mission-critical requirements of our new organization. That's why we turned to Retalix -- for the experience of their personnel and the rich grocery functionality of the company's software."

    The decision to implement the project was made when Save Mart relaunched the Lucky banner in 2007 by acquiring Albertson's, LLC's Northern California Division, which added 130 stores; distribution centers in Roseville and Vacaville, Calif.; a division office in Dublin, Calif.; and about 13,000 associates. In addition to the suite of headquarters applications, Save Mart so far has deployed the Retalix RF- and voice-enabled warehouse management system (WMS) at its Roseville distribution center.

    Save Mart operates nearly 250 stores throughout Northern California and northern Nevada under the Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky, and FoodMaxx banners.

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