The Broad Requirements

They manufacture furniture pieces. They have franchises of their retail outlets that sell the manufactured goods to the end customers.

How ERP Helped HM Furniture Improve Sales?

Based on our market research, study of HM furniture and the segment as well as a detailed understanding of the requirements, we developed an ERP system that would help the client manage all aspects of manufacturing. The system controls inventory, manages the order, and helps improve the products based on the insights developed for the customer.

Inventory Management

  • The manufacturer can add the stock available at their outlet. They can add the number of furniture pieces along with the type they are moving to another retail outlet.
  • The retail outlet can add the inventory available with them at present. They can keep update the system with the inventory that they have received as well as sold.
  • The system has an 8 hour lag.

Offline management

  • We have devised a desktop-based application which allows for offline management.
  • The product is synced in offline mode. The main store stock as well as the retail store stock is managed and can be availed in offline mode.
  • The retailers can get invoices and PO in offline mode.

Order management

  • The system can give you details on the actual available stock vs the locked stock.
  • Once an order has been placed and the PO generated, the stock is locked.
  • The system also gives a deliver date for the product. The retail outlet would know when it is likely to receive the product.

Non-movable Stock Management

  • The retail outlets are a nexus. So, each retail outlet can see the inventory available at the other retail outlets through this application.
  • If there is an order that requires more pieces of certain furniture. The retail outlet can not only place order at the main store but also to the other retail outlets.
  • This helps in selling the non-movable stock.

Customer Data Management

  • The sales person at the retail outlet were given iPads with a webview form.
  • This form allowed the sales person to add details about the customer ranging form general details to their specific buying behavior.
  • This would help the company manufacture the products needed.

Apart from that, the system also kept a record of the barcode series for the products as well as the products that had no barcode. The solution is a basic ERP. It also includes accounting and sales modules. There is a three level approval for PO and new sales generated

Results

  • The overall management of the multiple outlets and retail stores became easy for the client.
  • The communication between the outlets improved, and the inventory was moved instantly thus improving sales
  • Insights available on the customers helped improve the products accordingly, and offer the right products to the right markets.
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