BWG Foods has partnered with award winning supply chain software company, Atlas, in a €300,000 investment to automate its entire purchase to pay process.
The new system, BWG Tradelink powered by Atlas Universal, will handle in excess of 4.8 million transactions annually and has been configured to BWG's specific business requirements and fully integrated across its purchasing, warehouse and finance functions.
The web-based solution enables the company to carry out electronic data interchange, data synchronisation, supplier collaboration, invoice matching and new supply chain reporting.
As a result, BWG Foods and its suppliers are now using the electronic trading system to achieve operational efficiencies and productivity improvements for both suppliers and stores. It has also delivered improved efficiency in warehouse management systems, space planning systems and electronic point of sale systems which all now benefit from much more accurate, up to date and reliable data.
Willie O'Byrne, Managing Director, BWG Foods said: "Given the diversification of our business across geographic locations and supply chain, the company was previously handling high volumes of paper-based invoices, so we were keen to devise a solution that would be more responsive, efficient and service-oriented for our supply chain partners and staff alike. Atlas was able to offer a retail technology solution, which met our needs and was straightforward to implement. As well as streamlining the business' purchase to pay process, and removing any inefficiency, we now have improved data intelligence at our fingertips, which can be shared across functions at the click of a button."