A Staffordshire software developer has won a six-figure contract to produce a bespoke stock management system for one of the UK's largest confectionery companies. Reflex Business Planning has recently started work on their six-month, £100,000 project for Tangerine Confectionery, a £100m turnover firm famous for brands like Butterkist and Barratt.
Their new supply chain management system will enable them to track orders for more than 2000 products, assessing demand from retailers around the country and ensuring they have the correct levels of products and ingredients in stock.
As a result they will be able to improve customer service levels, because they will always be able to satisfy orders, and reduce wastage caused by manufacturing too much stock. In all, the new system could reduce Tangerine's working capital by between 10 and 15% a year, as they will operate with fewer finished goods on the shelves and lower packaging costs.
Reflex Business Planning MD William Capjon said: "We have experience of working with food manufacturers and distributors, and know how vital it is for them to have accurate data. Our system will enable Tangerine to accurately predict demand, ensuring they have the right amount of stock and avoiding the scenario of having money invested in products with limited shelf life sitting in their warehouse."
Reflex Business Planning is based in Burston, near Stone, and was established in 1990 by directors William Capjon and Rupert Tubbs. The company has worked with a number of major national and international brands in the food manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and automotive industries.