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Customer: Grant & Stone Timber Merchants

Site link: www.grantandstone.co.uk

K8 delivers benefits to new timber merchant

Grant & Stone was set up in 1987. 50% of the family owned business’s turnover is made up from its builders’ merchants operation, with the remainder from the supply of plumbing and electrical materials. There are 29 branches in total, the newest being Grant & Stone’s first timber merchant, which opened last year in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

Building Sales Manager, Alan Kent, said, “We’re known for our service being second to none. That’s because we treat our customers as customers, not numbers and that’s where we benefit. Also our product knowledge is very, very good.”

Grant & Stone use K8, the ERP solution developed by Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), across the whole business. It was therefore an obvious choice to extend it to the new timber operation. IT Manager, Dave Oliver, said, “Since implementing K8 we now have the accuracy and transparency we were looking for. Booking in and out is now so much better controlled and being a cloud based solution means we have the security of a complete disaster recovery service. Using the OMR (Order Margin Review) in particular is helping us to be more profitable. It’s also integrated our sales and financial accounting, which is really good as everything is in one place.”

Grant & Stone have PI (perpetual inventory) set up in all branches so the team knows on a daily basis what the stock position is. At the new timber branch, they’ve also been able to make the most of the manufacturing functionality within K8 to enable them to put accurate charges, and therefore extra profit, against a number of processes in the mill such as cutting and planing. K8 also maintains the integrity of chain of custody throughout the supply chain reporting on where the timber is or what it’s been converted to.

Results

  • Accuracy and transparency across all business processes
  • Data security through cloud based disaster recovery service
  • Clear view of stock position through integrated PI
  • Integrated financial accounting means everything is in one place
  • Manufacturing functionality has enhanced profits in the mill
  • Possibility to inter-operate with apps in the future

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Since implementing K8 we now have the accuracy and transparency we were looking for. Booking in and out is now so much better controlled and being a cloud based solution means we have the security of a complete disaster recovery service. Using the OMR (Order Margin Review) in particular is helping us to be more profitable.

- David Oliver, IT Manager Grant & Stone

 

EDP Limited rebrands to Kerridge Commercial Systems

Combining our industry knowledge and expertise

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Pete Clegg, Sales Account Manager said of the rebrand: “We have grown from a business with sixty people to an organisation with more than 850 and are now part of a strong global brand.”