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Emerging technologies

Posted on 6th September, 2017 Emerging technologies

Technology is a part of daily lives, with phones we can watch TV shows, films and football matches on, or choose a restaurant, or book a holiday. Our working lives too are increasingly affected by innovations, with quantum leaps forward in the way wireless technology joins up the workplace and the wider environment. Even industries where you would think there would be little room for improvement on efficiency and fluency have seen major changes in recent times. Warehousing, consolidation, distribution and contract packaging are no exception and have seen some major overhauls in recent years.  

On our site in Wardle, Cheshire, we have our own in-house IT team, which is responsible for the efficient day-to-day running of the financial, warehouse/stock management, order processing and reporting systems. IT support is vital to a company such as ours. We need to monitor delivery times and stock levels on a hour-by-hour basis. The integration of hand-held tech such as scanners and readers in the warehouse environment has also been highly beneficial to our customer service. Data is there at the touch of a button and its easily accessible to all levels of staff.

Our customer web portal, BougheyNET, delivers highly-accurate, real-time data 24/7 on orders and stock levels. This tracks order status every step of the way. Order status is designated as Open (order received by Boughey, stock not assigned, not yet scheduled onto a shipment), Planned (stock assigned to order, scheduled onto a shipment, visible to warehouse), Picking (warehouse staff are currently picking the order), Picked (warehouse have picked the order completely and it’s waiting to be loaded on a consignment), Dispatched (loading has occurred and the order is now on a vehicle) and finally Delivered (delivery has taken place and PODs have been returned and processed at Boughey).

Out on the road, with environmental concerns paramount and questions of fuel consumption and running costs integral to efficiency, we are also ensuring that our vehicles are working at their best – with high-performance trucks driven by top-quality drivers. The company recently conducted a rigorous series of tests to select a new fleet of trucks and the winner was the Mercedes-Benz Actros. This makes sure that we have the most modern vehicles equipped with the most up-to-date kit, which combined with our warehousing technology makes a formidable combination and a winning team, giving you 100%. To find out more on how we can help you, call 01829 262266 or email sales@boughey.co.uk.

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