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Barcoding.co.uk enables Argos and B&Q

soft furnishings supplier to operate in real time. Radio frequency data collection and communications links seamlessly with leading soft furnishings supplier's ERP system, delivers real-time benefits and
supports excellent customer service

Primeur, the UK's leading manufacturer, importer and distributor of soft
furnishings has implemented a high-tech wireless, paperless data collection and
communication system designed, supplied and installed by Barcoding.co.uk. The
WiFi barcode solution has boosted efficiency and accuracy, enabling the
company to handle a product line of over 1126, with about 5 million individual
items per year being imported from suppliers in India and Europe.

Serving major and independent retailers, the company supplies such
well-known names as Argos, B&Q and Wilkinson with cushions, rugs and floor mats.

The entire Primeur site – across the three warehouses – is equipped with 20
Proxim WiFi access points, comprising an appropriate mix of AP700 and AP500
devices. These enable real-time data collection and communication using
handheld computers equipped with barcode scanners. The devices run terminal
emulation and talk directly to the ERP system. This enables operators to place the
correct item in the correct stock bin. Then by also using the portable
terminals to assist with picking, accuracy is maintained with items matching the
picklists displayed on the handheld devices.

Glynn Robinson is Systems Support Manager for Primeur. He talks
enthusiastically about the system saying that is of “great benefit” to the company. “We
are able to run a very well-managed business using real-time data. This is
the right approach for us and has eliminated vast amounts of paper, which
reduces operational and environmental costs and significantly boosts accuracy,” he
says.

Primeur relies on Barcoding.co.uk for ongoing service and maintenance and
enjoys an excellent business relationship. “Barcoding's service is excellent,
the team responds quickly to our needs and this means we in turn are able to
provide the high levels of service our customers expect from us,” concludes
Glynn Robinson.
soft furnishings supplier to operate
in real time

Radio frequency data collection and communications links seamlessly with leading soft furnishings supplier's ERP system, delivers real-time benefits and supports excellent customer service

Primeur, the UK's leading manufacturer, importer and distributor of soft
furnishings has implemented a high-tech wireless, paperless data collection and communication system designed, supplied and installed by Barcoding.co.uk. The WiFi barcode solution has boosted efficiency and accuracy, enabling the company to handle a product line of over 1126, with about 5 million individual items per year being imported from suppliers in India and Europe.

Serving major and independent retailers, the company supplies such well-known names as Argos, B&Q and Wilkinson with cushions, rugs and floor mats.

The entire Primeur site – across the three warehouses – is equipped with 20 Proxim WiFi access points, comprising an appropriate mix of AP700 and AP500 devices. These enable real-time data collection and communication using handheld computers equipped with barcode scanners. The devices run terminal emulation and talk directly to the ERP system. This enables operators to place the correct item in the correct stock bin. Then by also using the portable terminals to assist with picking, accuracy is maintained with items matching the picklists displayed on the handheld devices.

Glynn Robinson is Systems Support Manager for Primeur. He talks enthusiastically about the system saying that is of “great benefit” to the company. “We are able to run a very well-managed business using real-time data. This is the right approach for us and has eliminated vast amounts of paper, which reduces operational and environmental costs and significantly boosts accuracy,” he says.

Primeur relies on
Barcoding.co.uk for ongoing service and maintenance and
enjoys an excellent business relationship. “Barcoding's service is excellent, the team responds quickly to our needs and this means we in turn are able to provide the high levels of service our customers expect from us,” concludes Glynn Robinson.

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