American Tire Distributors is one of the largest independent suppliers of tires to the replacement tire market, serving approximately 70,000 customers across the United States and Canada. The company offers a wide breadth and depth of inventory, frequent delivery, and value-added services to tire and automotive service customers. In 2013, it expanded its operations in Canada.
American Tire Distributors knew that inventory and delivery are two qualities that set the company apart in the industry. As such, Oracle’s robust warehouse management module helped to drive the company’s selection of Oracle E-Business Suite. The tight integration of Oracle Warehouse Management with other Oracle E-Business Suite applications was also attractive as it eliminated the need to build and maintain custom integrations.
“For us, Oracle Warehouse Management was the crown jewel of our Oracle implementation, and it has been an invaluable addition,” said Tony Vaden, vice president and CIO, American Tire Distributors
After acquiring several Oracle E-Business Suite licenses through the acquisition of Winston Tire, American Tire Distributors decided to implement the solution companywide. It later went live on Oracle Warehouse Management, rolling out the system to 88 distribution center locations with the last 20 scheduled for 2014 deployment.
As the company expands in Canada, it has a pilot project underway to integrate Oracle Warehouse Management into one of its Canadian warehouses in 2014, targeting full deployment in 2015 and 2016. It plans to adopt the configuration used in its US operations as much as possible.