he solution will be implemented at Altira Macau, an upscale casino hotel located in Taipa; City of Dreams, an integrated urban resort located in Cotai that includes hotels, casinos, restaurants, retail shops and entertainment; and the Mocha Clubs, which feature approximately 1,500 gaming machines in eight locations, comprising the largest non-casino based operation of electronic gaming machines in Macau.
"We needed an exceptionally strong and stable inventory and procurement system designed for the hotel and casino industry, and the Stratton Warren System fits the bill," said Richard Tsiang, executive vice president and chief development officer of Melco Crown Entertainment. "The system has all the features and functionality we were looking for, and it allows us to centralize the procurement process across multiple properties. We are confident it can handle the high volume of activity generated at our properties and that it will enhance the exceptional quality of guest service to which we are committed."
The Stratton Warren System (SWS) is a full-featured inventory and procurement solution that maximizes purchasing power and reduces operational costs. Recognized as a leading inventory and procurement system in the hospitality industry, SWS automates the entire procurement process, from food and beverage to general property materials and provides a fast and measurable return on investment by enhancing operational efficiency and helping eliminate time-consuming and error-prone paper documents. Features of SWS version 8.2 include a new graphical user interface, store and forward enhancements, electronic invoicing capabilities, budget tracking and improved security.
"In a competitive gaming environment like Macau, properties must work diligently to control costs and streamline operations," said Tina Stehle, senior vice president and general manager of Agilysys Hospitality Solutions Group. "The Stratton Warren System will help Altira Macau, City of Dreams and the Mocha Clubs stay competitive by allowing them to obtain the most favorable prices on everything from linens to soft drinks. Our comprehensive inventory and procurement solution will improve order accuracy, enhance efficiency and enable these properties to conserve resources in virtually every department."