Domenicus Leon (DMC), a Mexico-based leather and synthetic belt and buckle manufacturer supplies big box retailers such Walmart’s Levi’s Signature and George brands, Buckle stores, and will soon be featured in Gap and Banana Republic shops. In order to service their retail customers, DMC has adopted DiCentral’s EDI technology to automate their supply chain operations.
Thuy Mai, CEO of DiCentral said, “We’re pleased to name DMC as one of the latest companies to benefit from our proven EDI and supply chain automation solutions. It’s an honor to serve as a trusted technology partner for DMC as they broaden their reach and continue growing their customer base around the world.”
A computer system engineer and a former developer, Juan Pablo Preciado serves as the company’s CIO and COO. He selected DiCentral’s EDI solution in order to connect DMC’s northern Mexico facility with the company’s El Salvadorian factory, while integrating the staff who manage and operate the system on a day-to-day operations level.
Prior to partnering with DiCentral, DMC had no EDI solution, and did not meet Walmart’s EDI compliance requirements. After an in-depth analysis of a number of EDI providers, Preciado found that none offered the robust and affordable interface and usability of DiCentral.
Using DiCentral to receive all relevant EDI documents from its large-scale customers was the obvious choice for DMC, since constructing an in-house infrastructure and systems for EDI would have been cost-prohibitive and complex. “DiCentral is very easy to use and complies with all of Walmart’s requirements,” he said. “It also integrates well with our internal processors for picking, packing, invoicing and ASN transmission.”
DMC receives weekly purchase orders from Walmart in EDI format. The goods are then picked from the warehouse and packaged with custom shipping labels containing information required upon receipt by Walmart, creating a truly start to finish solution. Preciado said DiCentral’s consistency and obvious expertise in EDI provide notable value for DMC. DMC even plans to integrate their internal ERP system with DiCentral in the future to provide a more unified system.
“Using DiCentral means we don’t need an extra system to handle the picking, packing and shipping processes, streamlining all our basic operations into one,” said Preciado. “DiCentral is very reliable – I’ve only needed to speak with support twice in four years, which says a lot for a solution we depend on each and every day.”
Founded in 2000, DiCentral is a leading global provider of B2Bi managed services. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, DiCentral has 11 offices worldwide supporting customers in more than 35 countries. DiCentral’s services and solutions are singularly focused on B2B integration and are used by many Fortune 1000 companies, processing over $200 billion in transactions for over 30,000 organizations worldwide. The company’s vertical expertise transcends through the automotive, retail, distribution, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, healthcare, energy and financial services. DiCentral provides turn-key cloud-based B2Bi managed services, which allows organizations to connect and exchange critical business documents with their trading community. The core components of the managed services offering include ERP integration, secure B2B communications, data transformation, business rule analytics, inventory management and trading partner community management. The company develops and markets a complementary suite of supply chain applications. Visit www.dicentral.com.