46740 – Wholesale of hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies
Number of Employees
Outdated accounting package
Inaccurate stock information
Material Requirements Planning (MRP
SYSPRO Report Writer
Work in Progress
Office Automation & Messaging
Stock overhead reduced by 25%
Improved visibility of products
Reduced warehouse costs
SYSPRO HAMMERS DOWN WAREHOUSE COSTS FOR SELECT HARDWARE
Select Hardware supplies hardware products to a wide range of customers, including major DIY chains such as Homebase, Screwfix and Woodies in Ireland, independent traders and buying groups like BHF-BSSA (the independent retailers’ association) and Home Hardware. Part of the North American Shepherd Hardware Group, Select Hardware began trading in 1995 as an entrepreneurial business in the UK that literally sold Shepherd Hardware products from the back of a car!
Fifteen years later Select Hardware has a 55,000 sq ft warehouse in Rowley Regis (Birmingham), stocks over 4,500 stock-keeping units (SKUs), acquired three independent businesses – Map Hardware, Basic Hardware, and Headbourne and has a team of 30 people. The company shares a dedicated sourcing and manufacturing facility in China which supplies prepackaged products to the whole of the Shepherd Hardware Group.
A combination of SYSPRO ERP and DataSwitch have helped BKW, a leading UK instrumentation engineering company, to automate it's labor intensive warehouse management system. This resulted in a 50% drop in the time taken on stock re ordering.