Data strategy & digital platform

immediately increases turnover by 6%

pe-backed timber distribution and processing group

pe-backed timber distribution and processing group

Data strategy & digital platform

immediately increases turnover by 6%

A Private Equity backed acquisition strategy resulted in four technologies and processes used by previously disparate companies coming together under one Group. Trading in a market with an immature technology starting point, Panamoure was asked to create and implement a data strategy and digital platform that would provide them with a competitive advantage…

What were the challenges?

  • One company had no technology basis e.g. punch in / punch out time keeping was still in operation. Manual stock counts and paper delivery manifests were prevalent
  • There was no single “source of truth” for reporting across the Group
  • Most of the on-site workforce were not technically savvy in any way – mobile technology was, to some, an anathema
  • Small centralised IT team had little experience other than desktop support and some in-house system knowledge
  • Inefficient manual processes were creating a value drag and hindering growth
  • The Group IT Director had vision, but did not know where to start, being tethered to an ageing ERP
  • Many of 30+ proposed and in-flight IT projects had not been aligned strategically to the immediate or longer term needs of the business

So, what did we do?

  • Defined the overall data strategy and digital implementation plan, prioritising the areas that were fastest to market and thereby generating the most rapid ROI
  • Created Apps to automate Delivery, Stock Counting, Picking and Receipting – mobile based, user friendly, efficient
  • Defined and built a DataWarehouse / Azure Data Lake with Power Bi reporting across the Group
  • Redefined processes to minimise manual effort
  • Introduced ML for stock counting – recognition based straight to inventory
  • Implemented eCommerce platform, linking to Azure Data Lake and smoothing customer journey
  • Created a working technological environment more efficient than competitors, reducing overall costs and increasing service levels
  • Readied IT infrastructure and applications to efficiently integrate with forthcoming acquisitions, anticipating new branch openings and launch of “one stop shop” products and services platform

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