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JD Sports tracks stock securely

Friday December 24 2010

Secure stock tracking systems provide traceability between sports retailer’s distribution centres and stores

Secure stock tracking systems provide traceability between sports retailer’s distribution centres and stores

 

JD Sports, the UK sports fashion retailer, has selected the TranSend delivery management system (DMS) from VSc Solutions to provide secure stock tracking for deliveries and returns between its distribution centres and 500 stores nationwide.

 

The new system brings two key benefits to the JD Sports distribution operation: Accurate, real-time information on stock location and movement allows them to reallocate stock and maximise sales across all stores as well as reduce returns loss. And vehicle tracking and route monitoring against plan helps to optimise use of drivers and vehicles as well as respond more quickly to delivery plan changes.

 

Mobilising integrated tracking

 

The TranSend DMS will be deployed on 70 Motorola MC65 handheld devices for drivers, supplied through OpalTec. The system will integrate with JD Sports’ back-office system for route planning information, stock-keeping units (SKU) details and to update delivery information.

 

Tim Edwards, JD Sports’ loss control director, said he believed that TranSend offers bottom-line benefits to JD’s retail distribution operation: “We have clear ideas of how this technology can bring efficiencies and cost savings to our business, including faster consolidation of stock for improved movement around the country and more secure stock tracking to reduce losses. TranSend provides us with valuable, real-time information and visibility of our delivery operation using our own performance measures and working practices.”