Julie Kehrens, Manager of the Account Support Team at Brand Masters has put significant effort into implementing EazyStock in her company. Not only she has been heading up the implementation, but she has had a big influence on updating processes within Brand Masters. Combining EazyStock with the strategy and processes of Brand Masters helps Brand Masters get ready for the next steps for future growth.
That’s why she’s awarded EazyStock’s Automation Hero in December!
Name: Julie Kehrens
Title: Manager of the Account Support Team
Company: Brand Masters
Congratulations on winning the award, Julie! Can you please tell us a little about yourself, where you work and what your role is?
Thank you! At Brand Masters we distribute food and drinks throughout Europe and beyond to both suppliers and end consumers. I’ve improved commercial and operational processes in our supply chain with our key customers. Through these efforts, I gained a broad knowledge of our business which helped me a great deal when I became project owner for an Inventory Management System.
What “red flags” made you realize that you needed to invest in an automation solution?
The complexity that comes along with a growing number of suppliers, customers and variety of products, all with their individual needs and standards. The business we operate in is fast growing and demanding, and naturally we want to stay one step ahead by keeping up with software developments.
How has your work changed since you implemented EazyStock?
With EazyStock’s algorithms, required volumes can constantly be adapted to the ever-changing demands, which enables us to anticipate upcoming demand. Also, purchase orders are now flowing automatically through our ERP system which saves time and boosts accuracy.
How has automation with EazyStock helped Brand Masters?
Besides fewer manual activities and ‘looking for a needle in the haystack’, we realized how important master data and internal processes are to maximizing our ROI with the software.
What other tools do you use for automation?
A warehouse management system and Navision as our ERP system.
What do you think about the future of automation?
As our business continues to grow, we simply cannot work without automation. Automation and software solutions are paramount; they strengthen the collaborations with our partners and service to our customers.
Thank you Julie and congratulations again!
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