CASE STUDY: CARESSI
FROM DROP TO DEEP WATERS
“BizBloqs was one of the first to provide a WMS with scanning capabilities and we started a journey together. Our operations have gotten a lot more complex, advanced and especially bigger over the past 5 years and we have simply grown together.”,
– Nick Bisselink, Financial / Operational Director
’s Heerenberg / Ter Heide, the Netherlands
LOB AND INDUSTRY:
Home & Decoration, supplier to professional kitchen builders
Design, creation, and distribution of kitchen accessories as well as kitchen layout planning
Caressi highly creative and innovative organization that creates kitchen sinks, taps and many other accessories. They focus on quality sharp pricing, leveraging short lines and clever purchasing.
- BizBloqs Knight WMS
- 20 users
- Triple integration with Exact Online
(2 trading companies, 1 logistics company)
KEY FEATURES IN USE:
- Pick-to-light and kardex integration
- Digital scanner-based warehouse management
- Highly efficient order management and goods in/ out processes
UNIQUE CUSTOMER SCENARIO:
Multiple sales companies in a single operational structure across two locations makes for very complex solution requirements.
REASON FOR CHOOSING BIZBLOQS:
After an Exact recommendation, Caressi felt that BizBloqs was the right future-proof partner to grow with their rapidly expanding business.
Caressi was handling its warehouse processes as well as its workflow manually and predominantly paper-based. This created a number of large challenges, to address with some urgency, maintaining solid insights in stock levels as well as hard times managing delivery speed and accuracy as the primary points.
Starting the transformation journey together
BizBloqs had started its operations not long before and the Exact salesforce recommended BizBloqs as an interesting logistic partner to Caressi. It was very much a journey of joint discovery from day 1, with Caressi and BizBloqs working closely together to see how the processes would digitize properly and to get everything set up efficiently.
During the deployment phase, many changes and tweaks were still applied as progressive insights led to additional eye openers. Interestingly, we never really stopped tweaking since. The drive to improve and innovate continues to help optimize changes and maximize benefits for Caressi.
What started off as a small project with a clear start and finish has become an ongoing partnership that continues to prototype and develop the process, features and capabilities as per the needs of the ever-growing size and complexity of Caressi.
If you were to visit Caressi’s operations now, you will find highly advanced logistic tools and processes such as a Kardex system and implemented Pick-to-light facilities. Its operations have expanded from a single building with simple operations to multiple warehouses and the integration of multiple organizational administrations to keep the well-oiled machine going. Yet still the hunt to get to that next step in efficiency or ease of operation continues.
Caressi and BizBloqs are still in touch regularly and never really stop thinking and strategizing together about the next potential steps. The creative minds of Caressi, supplemented with the logistic expertise and experience of BizBloqs, guarantee there is never a shortage of new ideas and things to try next. There has never been a simple client-supplier relationship, but rather a true innovation partnership with both parties testing each other’s ability to stretch beyond comfort and push for the absolute limit.
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