Thomas Bovy, IT Officer Renmans Group
We haven’t experienced any problems with the system in these six years. And if we were to hit a snag, we can always rely on our partnerTHOMAS BOVY - IT OFFICER , RENMANS GROUP
Renmans delivers fresh meat to its group of almost 400 butchers on a daily basis. To support these deliveries, abattoirs have to be able process orders quickly, and so Cegeka developed I-Fresh, an internal e-commerce module that automates the entire process.
“Since we only use fresh products, everything has to move fast,” Thomas Bovy, IT Officer at Renmans Group, explains. This allows us to do everything on a just-in-time basis, as we can’t waste time with fresh products.” Renmans Group was looking for a way to automate the fresh meat ordering process and ensure a foolproof and fast process from order to delivery.
Renmans Group wanted to keep the strategic application as simple as possible for butchers who were not adept PC users. That’s why Cegeka provided a highly intuitive layout for I-Fresh, focusing on functional aspects, without excessive design features.
The I-Fresh application is an e-commerce module for internal use. All points of sale use it to place their orders. “Orders used to be placed by fax and we had different templates for each supplier, which resulted in a lot of administration,” Bovy says. “Now this process is fully automated, clear and transparent.”
The web application is simple and reliable. It creates more structure and allows employees to work more flexibly. “We can also create pivot tables based on the data and analyse them, which was impossible before. It provides the management with an overview of all the products sold for each branch.”
Users can send their orders much more efficiently. Thomas Bovy: “We often have promotions, which are displayed in the system. Each shop manager receives an overview, so errors in orders are almost impossible and stock rotation is optimised.”
“The consumer also benefits from the application. The different shops are better stocked and they receive the freshest possible meat products. Suppliers tell us that this makes their working process much smoother because orders are handled much more accurately, so the system benefits everyone.”