“With the BlackBerry solution and the AMS mobile platform, we can get information from our merchandising teams and deliver it to our clients more quickly and more accurately than ever before.”Kev Hewitt Managing Director
- Industry: Retail/Wholesale
- Region: Asia Pacific
- Company Size: Medium
- Solution: AMS mobile platform by Kinross Group
The staff in Storelink need to audit inventory levels and monitor sales activity within each customer’s store. To maintain shelf quantities and process order replenishments, the merchandising team reported sales data back to the central office via phone and fax messages. Such method was often inconsistent and involved hours of paperwork. In addition, there was a time-lag of up to three days between when the product order was logged and when it could be processed for delivery.
Storelink deployed BlackBerry® smartphones, equipped with the AMS mobile platform application to their merchandisers. The low-cost app offers an automated reporting tool that is designed to communicate with the central offices database. In addition, by streamlining the paperwork, Storelink management saw a significant decrease in administration costs at its central offices. The company estimates savings of more than $20,000 next year in staff time alone.
- Faster order replenishment
- Automated reporting mechanism
- Reduction in administration costs
- Immediate ROI