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Barcoding, Inc. and Rutherford Implement Route Accounting System for Crescent Crown Distributing
eoStar® route accounting software package, coupled with mobile hardware and lifecycle management from Barcoding, will help national beverage distributor uncover new operational efficiencies
By: Barcoding, Inc.
In need of a more intuitive, point-and-click route accounting solution, Crescent Crown turned to Rutherford, whose route accounting software package, eoStar, integrates mobile device platforms with sales, distribution, warehouse and office operations, creating a true Business Management Solution. For hardware procurement and configuration, as well as ongoing service and support throughout the products’ lifecycles, Rutherford sought Barcoding’s expertise. Together, Rutherford and Barcoding created a custom solution that would encourage end-user participation, simplify reporting, and allow for frequent system enhancements.
With the new solution, each facet of Crescent Crown expects to obtain new operational efficiencies:
• Delivery: On the delivery side, with the eoStar delivery application installed on Motorola MC75 Handhelds, Crescent Crown’s drivers can finalize and print invoices with correct quantity/pricing information, collect payments, and instantaneously capture signatures.
• Warehouse: With eoStar’s warehouse application, warehouse personnel can better manage inventory, print pallet tags, receive purchases and transfers, and create adjustments such as write-offs and repacks via Motorola MC9190 handhelds. Using Vocollect hardware, orders can be picked using voice commands.
• Sales: Using Panasonic Toughbook Tablets running eoStar’s presales application, Crescent Crown’s sales team can integrate order entry with surveys, goals, objectives, POS management and detailed sales, accounts receivable, and inventory level information. Plus, using iPads or iPhones, merchandisers can count inventory at a store by location, record the movement of the product to restock the shelves, and seamlessly transmit the inventory information to the salesperson for the account.
• Management & Office Personnel: Finally, Crescent Crown’s office personnel can use eoStar to manage day-to-day operations (such as forecasting and ordering), while the management team has access to fully integrated reporting tools for additional business insights.
John Thompson, CIO, Crescent Crown, “The efficiencies achieved with Rutherford’s eoStar will not only help Crescent Crown obtain greater visibility into our company-wide operations, but will also help us better serve our customers. In addition, the convenience of turning to Barcoding’s Professional Services division for product lifecycle management – whether we are in need of replacing a piece of hardware or technical support – anytime, anywhere, ensures maximum uptime and complete functionality.”
Barcoding and Rutherford will demonstrate their route accounting and mobile solutions, such as the one implemented for Crescent Crown Distributing, at their table during the BevOps/Fleet Summit 2013, to be held April 14-17 at the Wigwam Resort in Phoenix. The conference will also feature a tour of Crescent Crown’s Phoenix facility. For more information about BevOps/Fleet Summit 2013, visit www.bevopsfleetsummit.com.
Crescent Crown Distributing, LLC: www.crescentcrown.com
Rutherford’s eoStar: www.eostar.com
Barcoding’s Professional Services: www.barcoding.com/
Based in Holland, MI, Rutherford & Associates is the designer of the eoStar® Route Accounting Distribution Software. eoStar is a fully integrated route management solution for the DSD market. It combines state of the art forecasting technology, advanced inventory management tools – including voice picking, and the most powerful mobile sales and delivery applications available in today’s market. All of this is information is supported by a sophisticated, yet easy to use, reporting tool that gives you a comprehensive, analytical breakdown of your organization’
About Barcoding, Inc.
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. More than 2,500 organizations depend on Barcoding, Inc. as their trusted advisor for barcoding and radio frequency identification (RFID) applications automating operations in: field service, food and beverage, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, retail, transportation and logistics, and wholesale inventory. For more information, visit www.barcoding.com (https://server.dprgroup.com/