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Biway Stores

Biway Stores through the use of our Store Receiving and Logistics Operations systems was able to move and manage 1.2 billion retail (22-33k cases per week) annually.

CapeTown Systems managed a 10+ year engagement with Biway/Dylex operations at a cost of just under 1.5 million dollars across that time.

This created a significant challenge to our  firm, as our relationship grew from a small matter of creating manifests at the loading dock to managing the logistics workflow of several warehouses and distribution points for a 330 store chain that moved between 22,000 and 33,000 cases per week.

In that time frame we were able to reach the point of a paper free workflow for logistics distribution and receiving for Biway that worked the way the company did, fast, furious and at all times envisioning what the product shelf looked like for the customer.

From 1991 through 1999 works with DYLEX LIMITED accounted for our sizable works where the divisional inventories across a Canadian distribution network in as much as 1.2 billion retail and 750 million cost values (BIWAY, NATIONAL LOGISTICS SERVICES) were managed from source to distribution center to store level ultimately reaching a point in development where stores were informed of goods inbound in a paperless environment, along with carrier system integration and warehouse inventory workflow operational automation. In addition CapeTown handled special projects in inventory specialties for all divisions, Fairweather flagship stores and Dylex Distribution working independently and with Dylex IT Services.

Dylex Limited was Canada’s largest retailers involved in the operation of specialty retail stores, such as women’s wear, menswear, and family stores. From its onset the company provided a diversified customer focused delivery through chain branding while maintaining retail and manufacturing operations in an integrated environment, where at its peak it was operating 17 chains with more than 2,700 stores in the United States and Canada.

CapeTown Computing had the opportunity to work closely with Biway/Dylex business partners during that period, here are a few.

  • J.D. Smith and Sons
  • National Logistics Services (NLS)
  • Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines (M-O)
  • Mowat Express
  • Purolator
  • United Parcel Service (UPS)
  • Federal Express