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Halls Floorings gets IT covered

Floor-covering supplier, Hall's Floorings, has “totally transformed” its operations, according to its financial director, thanks to the introduction of an ERP sales order and stock control system from Access Supply Chain.

Hall's Floorings has integrated its Access Supply Chain solution with a warehouse management system. The result is a transformed business.

John Ward, financial director: “Our order accuracy now is fantastic – the credit note ratio halved immediately – and with the sales office and stock control functionality running smoothly, we can really offer a proactive service to our customers.”

Hall's supplies carpet to small independent carpet retailers throughout the country, as well as one large independent retailer, with department stores in most major towns. Dealing with both ends of this customer spectrum places many demands upon the business, but the company succeeds by offering exceptional service – orders received by 4pm are cut, packaged and despatched for next-day delivery.

Previously, the warehouse was entirely paper based. Now, with the paper element removed, orders are fed through directly from order processing to the cutting table; John Ward: “As soon as an order is taken, the details appear on pick-screens on the forklift trucks; the driver picks the product and takes the roll to the cutting table area. The roll card is scanned and the number of cuts to be taken from that roll is displayed on a PC sited on the cutting machine. All the operator has to do is press a button and the dimensions are transferred to the cutting table measurement machine. The cuts are taken and a packing note produced for each.”

Hall's Floorings is headquartered in Edmonton, north London. The company was established in 1948 and is still owned by the Hall family. Today, it's a 91-employee firm with a turnover approaching £15 million per annum.

About Access Supply Chain

Access Supply Chain specialises in the provision of manufacturing and distribution solutions for small, medium and large companies.

The Access Supply Chain software solution is a modular Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution that helps manage and facilitate the operations of most vertical industry companies.

Modules cover every procedure from purchasing of raw materials, automation of works orders, Bill of Materials, scheduling and traceability, to costing, quotations, SFDC, warehousing and dispatch

With its scalable modular structure, excellent functionality and flexibility, Access Supply Chain software combines all the advantages of a standard packaged solution with the fit of a bespoke solution. It has limitless potential for integration and can be deployed with complete confidence in every part of the organisation.

Access Supply Chain is part of the Access Technology Group of business software companies. Formed in 1991, Access was one of the first software vendors to recognise the huge potential of the Windows® operating system and to harness Microsoft® applications for the benefit of its clients, delivering them significant commercial advantage.

For further information contact:

Craig Such
Access Supply Chain
+44 (0) 1924 844 033
+44 (0) 7860 655 544


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