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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Foundation Distributing Inc. Increases Flexibility, Fulfillment With Blue Link

Foundation Distributing Inc. is a wholesaler of Christian books, gifts and curriculum products in Canada and the U.S. and was faced with the challenge of implementing an accounting and inventory management software system to manage their business. Their key requirements were focused on inventory management and order fulfillment. A sophisticated and flexible inventory system was required to manage advance orders and the multitude of backorders and partial shipments that would result.

FDI needed enterprise inventory management software that could provide unrestricted real-time access to analyse and mine their data. There was a need to provide customers with various analyses of their purchases. In addition, they needed access to detailed inventory movement and history to maintain high fill rates without excess inventory. Bust most importantly, FDI needed an inventory management system that would meet their needs without blowing their budget.

FDI selected Blue Link Solutions as their inventory management software. The addition of order types gave users the ability to flag orders as ship completeor advance orders with a ship date in the future. A routine was developed to automatically fill backorders on a FIFO basis, after taking into consideration the special order types. A new screen was developed to consolidate multiple orders by customer and print a consolidated picking slip for the warehouse. This consolidation cut the picking time for multiple orders by over 70%.

FDI’s Pat Chown says, “Choosing Blue Link Solutions as our core inventory software was definitely the right decision! Blue Link has delivered a solution that allows us to manage our business very efficiently. The modifications to the software were implemented with great precision and have changed the way we do business today. We are able to upgrade to current versions of the software when we want, while retaining our custom modifications."

Learn more about Blue Link by visiting the Case Studies page on their website.

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