Having what customers need, when they need it, with total confidence, every time?
That's smart stock control. That's Merchanter.
Today's competitive and challenging marketplace requires a new approach to stock control. You need to be able to unlock the full value of your stockholding and make it work harder for you, with less effort. You need to optimise your stockholding, not just manage it.
Knowing exactly what you have in stock; what is being delivered; due to go to customers; been used; been sold; been returned all takes effort. Merchanter offers a straightforward solution – by making it so simple to enter sales and purchase orders, so quick to receive and despatch goods, so easy to add mill orders and milling processes to sales that everyone can contribute to keeping your stock accurate.
STOCK & PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
KNOW WHAT'S IN STOCK AND WHERE
Have total confidence in your stockholding metrics. Accurate physical, allocated and free stock, which can be taken down to length specification, at depots, lots and locations
DETAILED QUANTITY ENTRY FOR BETTER STOCK INFORMATION
Enter quantity by item, length, area, volume, pack or specification, all from one line of entry, and easily switch between metrics for total flexibility. Recording purchases and sales in detail through seamlessly integrated input across your whole workforce leads to an accurate stock record and enhanced customer service.
KNOW WHAT PACKS ARE IN STOCK AND THEIR LENGTHS
Track standard or specified packs, with a clear view on what is available for sale, allocated, on order or dispatched
SPOT VITAL TRENDS INSTANTLY
Compare sales of a product against changes in average cost and selling prices
ALLOCATE STOCK FROM THE RIGHT PLACE
Accurate allocations mean no double selling. Choose if each order line is sourced from stock, allocated to a purchase order, or create new mill order, back-to-back or direct purchase.
KEEP ON TOP OF STOCK WITH DASHBOARD KPIS
Dashboard tiles show the number of orders without sufficent stock and products low on stock. Click to drill down to list the items and quickly raise purchase and mill orders.
MORE STOCK & PRODUCT FEATURES
HOLD PRODUCTS TO THE LEVEL OF DETAIL TO SUIT YOU
Units; Pairs; 10s; dozens; 100s; 1000s; Bags; Palettes; Boxes; Metres; Feet; Cubic Metres/Feet; Square Metres/Feet; 10 Square Metre; Length Specification; Mixed Width Specification; Kilos’ Tonnes; Board Feet; Standards; Hoppus; Logs; Standard Packs; Unique Packs; Truck Bundles
LIVE STOCK PICTURE WITH FUTURE ORDERS
Enquiry of a product shows the future orders split into bulk Contract commitments, goods On-Order and shipments In-Transit. Users can drill down into the purchases that make up those figures
HOLD EACH PRODUCT TO ITS OWN LEVEL OF DETAIL
Every product can be held to the level of detail you feel works for your business. By giving this flexibility you can get the accuracy and control you need from the detail your operations will deliver
Fast Transfer of stock between branches generating both despatch and receipt documentation
Have as many sites as needed. These can include Quays, Consignment Stock Holdings and Outworking locations.
STOCK BY LOCATION
Choose to either accurately hold stock to specific locations, or simply identify the locations stock may be held, but only record the overall depot stock
STOCK BY LOT (BATCH)
Hold stock in sub-stock lots, uniquely identified they can be used to identify production or shipping batches, certification methods, broken packs or anything you want.
Making counting and valuing stock as quick and painless as possible, using Merchanter through tablets and smartphones. Realistic tiered pricing makes system access viable for the whole workforce for seamless integration and up to date information across the whole business, giving you unrivalled accuracy and accessibility of information.
STOCKTAKING FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS
FULL OR AD-HOC STOCK COUNTS
Choose whether to freeze all the stock, a single location, of just count individual products
COUNT BY LOCATION
Products can be arranged into locations. The system will print off stock take sheets by location. The user is notified if a product is held in more than one location
PAPER OF DIGITAL COUNT
Count on any browser enabled devices like tablets or smartphones. Alternatively print out stock count sheets and enter the count back in the office.
Have Merchanter suggest a few products to count each day to maintain a perpetual inventory and not have to do a big annual stock take, with features like Stock Turn and Stock Confidence to further validate decision-making.
QUICK PACK STOCKTAKE
Count unbroken packs quickly, by your or shipper's pack reference,without needing to count the contents
BARCODE IDENTIFY PRODUCTS
scan product barcodes using device camera to quick find products
Use the value differences view to confirm or reject whole counts or individual products. Merchanter automatically creates the stock adjustment based on movements since the count.
MILLING & VALUE ADDED PROCESSING
Setup conversion of products with mill and return lines, keeping stock and order costing accurate
MILLING & PROCESSING FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS
ADD PROCESSES TO SALES UPLIFTING COST AND PRICE
Users can add processes onto each line, selected from a directory of standard processes.
Milling and value added processes can be made up of separate cost elements that account for set up time, run time, labour and materials used
MILL PRODUCTS AND RETURN OFF CUTS
Mill and return lines can be added to sales and mill orders (mill orders are production for stock). These lines show what raw materials should be used and what useable items can be returned to stock. When the milling is done the quantities can be amended, or products exchanged, updating the cost of the finished goods and keeping stock accurate
REPORT ON MILL USAGE AND COST
Reporting on mill usage gives an idea of whether the machines are being used to optimum capacity and if new machines would be worth the investment. The notional costs from the mill can be compared to the actual overheads to analyse if an accurate working rate is being used, improve margins on future milling jobs
GET IN TOUCH
We love chatting to people about their businesses, and how we might help. We will always give an honest opinion on whether Merchanter is a good fit for your business - it doesn't help either of us if not. Feel free to give us a call, ping through an email, or complete the form below to start the conversation.
TRY THE FREE DEMO
We get it – we probably wouldn’t believe us either. But we’re so confident that you’ll find Merchanter easy to use, we’ll give you access to it for free, with no obligation.
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BOOK A GUIDED DEMO
Want someone to show you Merchanter with a demonstration tailored to your business? We can arrange a 1-2 hour online demonstration walking through how the system works for a business like yours. We can setup sample products to make it more relevant as well.
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