CASE STUDY: Lantaarn Publishers
NO MORE PAPER FOR PUBLISHER OF BOOKS
“When the customer had extensive logistic requirements beyond the capabilities of its financial solution, BizBloqs shared its expertise to transform Lantaarn’s entire warehouse experience together”,
– Willem ten Asbroek, CEO
Ede, the Netherlands
LOB AND INDUSTRY:
Fast moving consumer goods, publishing house
Creation, publication and distribution of books
Lantaarn Publishers is an international mid-sized publisher with a wide range of illustrated non-fiction books. They issue titles related to cooking, gifts, hobby & leasure, estorics, history and titles for children.
- BizBloqs Knight WMS
- 5 users
- Integrated with Exact Online
KEY FEATURES IN USE:
- Dynamic location management
- Digital scanner-based warehouse management
- Seamless integration with Exact
UNIQUE CUSTOMER SCENARIO:
In some cases a specific publication is not allowed to leave the premise before a certain date, because specific restrictions apply.
REASON FOR CHOOSING BIZBLOQS:
Highly recommended by Exact when Lantaarn’s financial solutions was reaching the limits in regard to the logistic requirements of the company.
Lantaarn Publishers realized that they were facing a real challenge to manage their logistics the way they intended. The paper-based warehouse simply would not suffice for their needs now or in the future. It was very hard to determine the location of products in the warehouse, spaces were used inefficiently and the picking process was difficult and error-prone. Their financial solution provider Exact recommended BizBloqs for a digital Warehouse Management System.
Starting the transformation journey together
Lantaarn Publishers invited BizBloqs to evaluate the logistic needs and both parties sat down to analyze all the relevant processes together. The features and scale of the desired WMS were determined and the details of the necessary integration with their Exact financial situation were analyzed. BizBloqs then implemented its Knight WMS with a seamless integration to Exact online, to turn all the paper processes into digital ones. With handheld scanners at the heart of the warehouse operations and the definition of complex location management capabilities, Lantaarn Publishers truly transformed their warehouse to a digital environment
Lantaarn Publishers required all products to be scanned for picking. In practice, it turned out that it was often necessary to pick hundreds of the same title and it wasn’t very useful to scan each and every item during picking. BizBloqs was called again and a change was implemented. The Knight WMS allows for a product to be scanned once and to confirm manually that the fifty or hundred copies e.g. are indeed picked and ready for the next step in the logistic process
Lantaarn Publishers can pick all their orders with scanners, effortlessly finding the right location in their warehouse. They have gained significant control over their warehouse operations and also improved their insights regarding their stocks. This allows them to serve customers better and operate their business with great efficiency.
Lantaarn Publishers is an early customer of BizBloqs and the relationship is strong. They appreciate our ability to think things through together and apply our knowledge for their benefit. We will be partners for a long time to come.
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