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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ark Trading Improves Stock Forecasting With Kerridge

Ark Trading was established in 1980 and is one of the oldest suppliers to the building trade in Windhoek Namibia. Paul Koster bought the business in late 2015, and wished to start operating the business in January of 2016 on a new ERP system. This meant that the KCS team had to work under time constraints to configure the system. They pulled it off, however, and the K8 system was live in the first week of business.

Risks were mitigated due to Ark Trading:
  • Using the standard K8 printing templates, so minimum time was spent on setup and testing
  • Allocating a strong internal team designated to the project
  • Having strong internal buy-in, and support from the staff for the new system
  • Providing accurate master file and product data, with all relevant required information, e.g., PAC (product analysis codes), branch files and supplier details gains and benefits
As a result of the K8 ERP implementation, Ark Trading has realized the following efficiencies and benefits:
  • Elimination of manual stock back-orders, more controlled and automated
  • More efficient stock forecasting, improved lead times and estimates
  • Able to manage direct deliveries of bulk building materials
  • Better Customer service
  • Better Stock tracking/management
  • Better reporting, managing by exception
Learn more about Kerridge K8 through the Kerridge News Site.

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