BEC signs sweet deal with Haribo

BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd., a leading UK-based supplier of data capture solutions for supply chain logistics and manufacturing, has recently won a warehouse data capture contract with Haribo, the world's largest manufacturer of fruit gums and liquorice products.

Having previously used a paper-based system to record goods in, internal stock movements, stock counting and picking, Haribo was struggling with inventory accuracy and visibility, which in turn was affecting purchasing and manufacturing planning.

Flexible approach

After looking at a number of solutions, Haribo chose BEC as the company to work with in order to automate its warehouse facility, whilst seamlessly integrating the new solution into its M3 ERP system. Haribo chose BEC due to its proven warehousing solution and flexible approach to design, as well as the ability to provide UK-based support and consultancy. Haribo was also able to view live demonstrations of some of BEC's reference sites.

Haribo chose the Honeywell CK3X mobile computers in conjunction with BEC's own eSmart Warehouse software to capture and record data for these mission-critical applications, in order to help reduce inventory inaccuracies, improve upon efficiency, maximise throughput and streamline overall business processes.

Project extension

Philip Jarrett, director of sales & marketing at BEC, commented: "We are really excited to have been awarded this contract with such a well-known and renowned company as Haribo. The project is going really well so far, and we are looking forward to further extending the project in the future to include additional scanning transactions within the factory."

BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd.

Based in Blackburn, Lancashire, BEC is a specialist provider of future-proof and innovative Automated Data Capture solutions for use in the supply chain and manufacturing industry. BEC's solutions are designed to integrate seamlessly into any host ERP system. As the UK's largest independent Infor M3 integrator, BEC's knowledge of a range of ERP systems also includes SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics and IFS. With a specific focus on the supply chain and manufacturing industries, BEC's level of expertise also spans the complete spectrum of AIDC technologies, including RFID, mobile computing and scanning.

With the aim of removing costs from customers' businesses, BEC offers a comprehensive set of services from initial consultation, advice and design, through to delivery, implementation and after-sales support. Offering access to a range of cutting-edge data collection products, including Voice-directed technologies, BEC's future-proof solutions integrate seamlessly into any host system to fulfil business and commercial requirements.

Having delivered the first integrated Voice-directed picking solution for Lawson/Infor M3, BEC has also achieved Total Solutions Provider (TSP) status with Vocollect, the Voice-based solutions provider for mobile workers. Through the development of impressive and innovative product handling solutions with Voice technology at its core, BEC has helped businesses within the food and beverage, manufacturing and engineering industries improve upon their accuracy, productivity and customer service.

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