Executive Briefings

Beer Distributor Increases Field Efficiency and Reduces Costs

Challenge: A major beer distributor was looking to increase field efficiency and accelerate order input. Its legacy route accounting package and old green screen hardware limited its drivers' ability to provide customer service at the point of delivery and hindered communication between sales representatives and the main office.

Solution: Rutherford and Associates eoStar route accounting software was installed on mobile computers and mobile printers. Motorola MC9063 is used by sales reps and delivery drivers. When the drivers get back and sync the handhelds, the back office has all the information it needs. Sales reps can use the handhelds to send orders directly to the client's warehouse.

Results: Our client's combined route accounting, pre-sale, and warehouse application runs in real-time so that managers can see where all of their products are, run reports detailing time between deliveries, and enhance customer service. Field communications time was cut by more than 65 percent.

About the Solution Provider: Barcoding, Inc. is a national systems integrator, specializing in the development, deployment, and management of supply chain and mobility systems based on automated data capture and wireless technology.

Web: www.barcoding.com

Email: info@barcoding.com

Phone: 410.385.8532

Solution: Rutherford and Associates eoStar route accounting software was installed on mobile computers and mobile printers. Motorola MC9063 is used by sales reps and delivery drivers. When the drivers get back and sync the handhelds, the back office has all the information it needs. Sales reps can use the handhelds to send orders directly to the client's warehouse.

Results: Our client's combined route accounting, pre-sale, and warehouse application runs in real-time so that managers can see where all of their products are, run reports detailing time between deliveries, and enhance customer service. Field communications time was cut by more than 65 percent.

About the Solution Provider: Barcoding, Inc. is a national systems integrator, specializing in the development, deployment, and management of supply chain and mobility systems based on automated data capture and wireless technology.

Web: www.barcoding.com

Email: info@barcoding.com

Phone: 410.385.8532