Jamaica Broilers enhanced efficiencies, traceaibility and control with MultiSystems Catch-Weight Warehouse Management Solution and MultiRoute Mobile Sales for the field sales operations. Solutions included unique product identification for weighted cases, warehouse management system and mobile sales force automation with pre-sales and truck sales modules.
The Jamaica Broilers Group has installed a US$500,000 computer-based inventory management system along with a mobile field sales solution that allow to track its products, real time, from even before they enter the warehouses as raw material to the distribution of the finished items to customers.
“With faster deliveries and the improved accuracy of the system, we estimate a conservative return of well in excess of the capital outlay, with a payback period no more than two years,” said Christopher Ramdon, who was in charge of information technology at Jamaica Broilers. The technology was supplied by Motorola Solutions (now part of Zebra Technology) and MultiSystems, Inc.
“The ability to scan a label and retrieve the exact billing information electronically removes any possibility of human error. Data over cellular networks has allowed real time transactions, which allow automated reconciliation of sales data. And if customers request it, we can retrieve invoices for an exact case sold to them on a particular day.”
Moreover, the ability to capture the specific characteristics of a particular shipment quickly, for instance, is important to a company like Jamaica Broilers, where the information within the same batch may not be standard.
“Most of our products carry non-standard weights,” “A case of A-Grade chicken for example may vary between 18 kilograms and 25 kilograms. The ability to scan a label and retrieve the exact billing information electronically removes any possibility of human error.”
Credits: The Poultry Site, 19 December 2008 http://www.thepoultrysite.com/poultrynews/16724/jamaica-broilers-poultry-now-traceable/