Plasman Laminate Products

 Plasman Laminate Products

“The delivery management system has provided some major efficiencies. Our transport department can now switch drops between routes and sort sales orders into drop sequences” Howard Chipman, Operations Director,

Challenges: transport planning, delivery management, future business development

Plasman specialises in the distribution of multi-surface products for kitchen, bathroom and flooring – one of the largest suppliers in the UK. From its service centres in Manchester and Reading, the company maintains a ‘just in time’ delivery culture with technical and aftercare management.

As part of its plans to grow the business, Plasman recognised the need to invest in a modern solution to replace the existing text-based system. Pre-requisites included fully-functional transport and delivery management applications – manual-based processes were slow, labour intensive difficult to manage. K8 was selected as the company’s new system – with the new K8 Delivery Management module.

Gains and benefits

  • Delivery time confirmations – good for customer service

  • Wagon full’ controls - decisions can be made to save money

  • Order consolidation – more efficient

  • Van re-routing - saves fuel costs and time

  • Extended delivery capability – more opportunities to sell

  • Reduced admin and paperwork – saves money and time

  • Management reporting – supports decision making 

  • Document management – including auto fax, faster, more efficient

  • Further opportunities to extend the use K8 – increase return on investment

 

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