TerraSana’s products are produced by small family businesses and farmers worldwide. Some of the goods are ready for consumption on delivery, and others are processed and packaged at their central warehouse in Leimuiden, from where the finished products are then delivered to stores.
Rapid growth in demand for organic and sustainable goods saw TerraSana’s business grow quickly.
As stock levels grew, the team at TerraSana soon realized that they needed better control and management of their inventory and warehouse. They also wanted to find a system that could automate as much of their inventory management as possible to avoid errors that often occurred when handling large amounts of data manually.
TerraSana implemented EazyStock so that they could automate their ordering processes. EazyStock generates daily, optimized order proposals based on statistically calculated demand forecasts, current inventory levels, stock on order, and much more. All stock parameters are calculated automatically and updated regularly to reach order fulfillment targets.
TerraSana is also finding EazyStock’s order fill-up functionality of great benefit.
The function can also be used to fill containers in the most efficient way possible. With a shortage of shipping containers since the Covid-19 pandemic, this has been very useful for the team:
The global ‘container crisis’ meant that TerraSana risked having a shortage of goods due to delayed shipments. The ‘risk of runout’ report in EazyStock comes in handy to handle sold-out items as early as possible and communicate with customers so that they know when the products are expected to be in again. Customers appreciate the clear and transparent communication, and the sales team feels that relationships are strengthened because they can have a more open and proactive dialogue.
TerraSana has started linking its sales forecasts with EazyStock’s demand forecasts and will soon use them for production planning. The forecasts and purchasing proposals for raw materials will be matched to the demand for the final products so they can reduce the risk of production stoppages due to items missing from stock.
TerraSana appointed EazyStock’s Gold Partner, SucceedIT, to implement EazyStock and connect it to their ERP system.