Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

JD Sports keeps on track of stock

Sports retailer JD Sports has selected VSc Solution’s TranSend Delivery Management System to provide secure stock tracking for deliveries and returns between its distribution centres and 500 stores nationwide.

The system is designed to provide accurate, real-time information on stock location and movement, which allows the company to relocate stock and reduce returns loss, while vehicle tracking and route monitoring against plan helps the retailer to optimise drivers and vehicles, and respond to any changes.

The system integrates with JD Sports’ back office system for route planning, SKU details and delivery information.

Tim Edwards, JD Sports’ loss control director says: “We have clear ideas of how this technology can bring efficiencies and cost savings to our business, including faster consolidation of stock for improved movement around the country and more secure stock tracking to reduce losses. TranSend provides us with valuable, real-time information and visibility of our delivery operation using our own performance measures and working practices.”

Anthony Munro-Martin of VSc Solutions says compliance and security are two important aspects of the system, which enables companies to see a ten per cent improvement and a rapid ROI.