With ambitious growth plans, Stocked LTD needed a solution which would help facilitate this.
We provided Stocked LTD with the complete warehousing solution, innware. This enables them to track and monitor stock from the point of raising the purchase order, through goods in, picking and despatch.
With the help of innware, Stocked LTD have added one new depot per year.
They needed central visibility of their national operation, as the multiple and remote sites meant they were running the business inefficiently, with disjointed processes. Bobby’s recognised the need to have integrated van sales system allowing them to link the sites together.
The solution required needed to be comprehensive and incorporated into their accounts system (Sage 50 initially and latterly Sage 200) innov8’s innvan solution has enabled them to do exactly that.
With the company experiencing significant growth, it became apparent that its existing Sage Line 50 solution was no longer adequate to meet the increasing demands of business. So stage one of the operation was to upgrade the Financials to Sage 200. Once this was achieved, the company then turned its attention to the significant problem of an ever increasing number of orders to be despatched.
Company Secretary Tracy Callaghan explains “After the hundreds of weekend orders had been manually entered, it often took seven members of staff including three Directors to clear the backlog and often we would not achieve this until midday Tuesday”
So a two pronged solution was devised, firstly using *VMS ADS platform which is a hand-held barcode despatching system linked to several main carriers which was specifically designed to the needs of the of their warehouse team. Their system, auto despatched the goods within Sage 200, notified the client via email, produced the various labels for different carriers and uploaded the data to their transport systems. The second element was the implementation of VMS’s VeCommerce module to auto populate their website with stock data and then auto import all orders placed. Most of the benefits achieved are around saving time, efficiency and generating more accuracy.
*VMS is Viking Management Systems Ltd which are now part of The Innov8 Technology Group.
The order processing has improved dramatically and with half the staff they used to have. Weekend orders are now cleared before 10.00 on the Monday morning and most orders are now despatched the same day, with only three warehouse staff.
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