February 11, 2020
Japan Tobacco International was established in 1999, when the parent company JT Group acquired the non-US operations of R.J. Reynolds. Since then, the international workforce of JTI has driven two decades of growth. Today, JTI has more than 45,000 employees around the world. Nine world renowned brands make up the core of the company’s brand portfolio. Each possesses its own distinct character and heritage, brought together under JTI’s unrivalled commitment to quality.
JTI America required a robust WMS solution to run their newly created distribution center in Virginia, designed to handle their tobacco and vapor products. With a narrow window from start to go live, JTI required integration to both their ERP system and OMS solution provider in short order before the operation was required to be live. Mantis was chosen for its flexibility in handling both the B2B and B2C operations and the rapid implementation model which was delivered.
The solution provided by Mantis, includes interfacing with the company’s OMS solution / e-commerce, for JTI’s B2C vapor products. For B2C LVS also includes scales and touch screen packing stations. JTI’s B2B business is interfaced with the company’s ERP and optimized with Pick & Pack to pallets.
For the B2B and B2C shipping needs of JTI, both parcel and freight management are used, hence the natively integrated LVS parcel management module is interfaced with carriers as UPS parcel, UPS Freight and USPS.