HellermannTyton, a global leading provider of cable management products based in Manchester, has gone-live with Agile Logistics Solarsoft Business Systems warehouse and logistics solution.
The implementation was the final stage in a new company-wide finite capacity production and distribution process, which will allow to HellermannTyton to run with zero inventory and therefore negate the need for expensive warehouse facilities.
Bob Harris, Site Director at HellermannTyton, comments, Solarsofts Agile Logistics was one element of many for the new logistics and warehouse process, but one with which almost every other element had to integrate, making its success critical. As such, we had extremely tight schedules with little or no room for error as the complex collection of projects that comprised the full system had to be delivered on virtually the same day.
Harris continues, Potential delays in servicing the customer are always a critical concern for businesses when implementing new technology, but nonetheless, through excellent planning and forethought, Solarsofts solution was fully implemented according to schedule, allowing us to complete the full integration of the new logistics system over the designated weekend and be shipping out to our customers on the following Monday the key measure of success.
Established in 1933 and with sites across Europe, Japan and the US, HellermannTyton is one of the leading suppliers of products for fastening, fixing, identifying and protecting cables and their connecting components and produces and distributes a portfolio of more than 1000 product lines in multi-million quantities to a global client portfolio.
Overall, we are now achieving far more effective delivery schedules, load utilisation and wider distribution savings. When combined with the cost savings that we will achieve through the closure of our redundant warehousing facilities, the Solarsoft system will provide significant time and cost benefits, providing an excellent return on investment.
Harris concludes, We have been very impressed with the efficiency and knowledge of the Solarsoft team throughout the implementation and the broad functionality and flexibility of the software. Solarsoft has become the backbone of our warehouse and supply chain operations, providing us with the confidence that we are building a modern, scaleable IT infrastructure that will help support the management of our day-to-day business activities, whilst also allowing further business expansion.
Solarsoft offers a comprehensive integrated business system for merchants, distributors and manufacturing companies. It enables business growth to be controlled and profitable through automating business processes leading to better customer service, a reduction in capital tied up in stock, improved margins, improved credit control and better visibility of sales and management information.