The company has a complex inventory model, with highly configurable kits, bills of materials and third-party warehousing; and the warehouse staff have no knowledge of the constraints and rules regarding kits and assembled packages. It was therefore critical that the solution be able to supply the warehouse staff with accurate instructions on an automated basis and provide a limited, real-time interface into Achieve’s order entry and inventory system.
In addition, the company has a number of complex, multi-layered customer contracts. These determine pricing based on a number of variables relating not only to the customer and product, but also the type of order and a number of other circumstances.
Until the change of ownership, they were using their U.S. parent company’s ERP system (Lawson), which had been substantially customized to handle some of their unique requirements. When the sale of the franchise was announced, the company was given a three-month deadline to find and implement a replacement system.
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