Busy sandwich and snack wholesaler automates business with van sales solution

Mobile Enterprise Systems has implemented market-leading van sales system providing a fully-integrated software suite to manage the busy sandwich and snack food wholesale delivery business in Norfolk. The automated functions within the software have helped to reduce manual processes, reducing costs and improving business insight.

Delivery drivers are now equipped with the latest mobile devices allowing them to record all van sales transactions directly into the system, removing the need for paper delivery documents and eliminating manual tasks such as re-keying data and manually uploading data into Sage. The introduction of intelligent van sales solution by Mobile Enterprise Systems has delivered multiple benefits to the business, including a reduction in administration costs and, with the full sales reporting and credit control functions, all transactions are now accurate and fully auditable.

The software solution now manages all credit control advising the drivers of customer credit statuses, as well as controlling and monitoring stock, returns and wastage. Customers’ buying history and detailed stock control, including the ability to track all snack and sandwich products by filling-type in the main warehouse, on customers’ sites and on the vans, informs the production department of the complete stock levels and the demand for the next day.

Another objective for the business was to reduce wastage levels whilst ensuring that their customers never run out of their products. General Manager at the sandwich wholesale company comments; “With the implementation of the new system, we can ensure that our regular customers hold the optimum stock level for each product and our drivers can re-stock the customer to that quantity. The software has automated what were previously manual and labour-intensive processes resulting in significant time and cost savings and the reporting functionality means we now know far more about our business. This installation has created a solid platform for future growth, setting us apart from our competitors”.

Other benefits to the van sales operation include the ability to prompt the drivers with details of special offers and promotions shown on their handheld terminals. In addition, drivers can process sales and deliveries with full stock control on delivery vans, print invoices and delivery notes (including signatures for proof of delivery), manage cash and cheque payments and use the credit control facilities to monitor all transactions.