Specialist food firm Leathams Foods has invested in Access Group’s warehouse management solution (WMS), Access Delta. The organisation is currently growing and with an aggressive strategy for the future the business is looking to enhance management and visibility over core processes such as stock rotation, control and traceability.
The business has relied heavily on manual management of the warehouse and stock control, and with no overview of key processes the firm understood that a lack of control and visibility was stifling growth. With additional capacity they could increase customer satisfaction, as well as growth, so they invested in a capable management solution.
Douglas Dunbar, director of finance for Leathams Foods, explains, “We needed real-time visibility of warehouse tasks and operators.” Replenishment issues prompted the firm to look for a suitable management solution, “We chose Access Group’s WMS solution, this will help us streamline our processes using a best practice template. This will enable us to grow while streamlining processes and without having to increase our workforce,” adds Douglas.
Following the implementation of Access Delta, the business is set to increase customer service through traceability and real-time updates. The ability to improve the stock checking process – utilising inventory checks with the introduction of RF scanning for stock checks, opposed to a large annual manual driven audit, will streamline processes as well as consolidating management information.
Douglas adds, “The removal of paper within the warehouse and subsequent manual rekeying of data back into the host system will dramatically increase our efficiency and capacity for expansion, both now and into the future.
“Access Group’s professional approach, implementation methodology, with risk adverse implementation templates complimented a strong WMS solution that is well established in our industry,” concluded Douglas.