Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Medlers move for ERP system

J Medler, the East Anglian brick and block specialists, has implemented an ERP system from Solarsoft to improve the efficiency of its distribution operations.

Medlers has an annual turnover of £15 million and stock values of up to £700,000 across its two warehouses. It wanted an ERP system that could provide real-time visibility of stock levels, and provide greater efficiencies across the enterprise through the automation of core business processes.

Accountant Chris Grigg said: “We chose Solarsoft’s xVP product for our new ERP system as it is easy to implement, it is cost-effective and the system is very user-friendly. We wanted to be up and running on the new system quickly and with Solarsoft we were live within just three months. Solarsoft gives us better stock control and management reporting information which means we always have a real-time picture of our business performance – this is something that we didn’t have before.

“Since implementing the new Solarsoft system, we have been able to process bulk orders and keep track of individual client credit limits much more easily. In the past we have always been worried about over-supplying because we have not ‘called off’ bulk amounts correctly but now this whole process is automated,” he said.