Closely and comfortably integrating with their Sage Line500, Symington’s choose LocateIT WMS to manage all inventories in key control areas; from Raw Materials in, through the intermediate recipes and onto finished product. Accuracy and total track and traceability are musts at all points, and LocateIT provides a full audit trail all of the way. Being a Food Manufacturer, QC of Raw Materials and Finished Goods is a key process which has been greatly simplified with the integrated QC module available within LocateIT.

Work flow automation has been built in, removing the need for manual data entry into the planning systems and the back-office ERP. Despatch orders and production work orders cross the link seamlessly and without intervention, LocateIT allocates stock according to best practice control of BBE, Lot and Batch as well as customer shelf life requirements, producing all despatch pallet labelling and associated paperwork. Relevant information returns back across the link operating totally in the background.

Real time mobile visibility is enabling everyone in the business to work with up to date and accurate information. LocateIT’s comprehensive mobile processes, coupled with the Atlanta hand-helds from Belgravium, interact with the LocateIT WMS to help Symington Foods manage their inventory and production. Such technologies enable Symington’s to enjoy continued growth whilst maintaining the quality which has been the hallmark of the company’s history.

The end result is that Symington’s are now operating a paperless warehouse, with all transactions taking place via the scan guns. The system is automatically updated as a by-product of the staff just doing their jobs and this means that improved efficiencies have added value to the bottom line and allowed the company to leverage existing fixed costs.

Utilising LocateIT in such a way allows businesses to focus on the core aspects of their business, with the reassurance that the physical end of their supply chain is working as efficiently as possible. LocateIT is a flexible system that works well in many environments, and the introduction of new modules such as Quality Assurance and Works Order Management make it ideally suited within food manufacturing operations.

Clydebuilt Solutions are exhibiting at the Logistics Link South exhibition. Visit stand 73 for more information.

Clydebuilt Solutions Ltd
Tel: 0141 847 1920

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