Case Study: TerraSana

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TerraSana goes from Excel to optimised ordering with EazyStock

Instead of making endless calculations in Excel files, our purchasing team can now quickly review and approve order proposals generated by EazyStock. This gives them more time to spend on strategic purchasing decisions

- Wouter van der Zwaan, Finance & IT Manager at TerraSana

TerraSana is a Dutch organic food distributor that sells healthy food products via niche eco-shops across Europe. With rapid growth in the organic food industry, TerraSana was faced with a number of new stock challenges and a need to automate its inventory management processes.

✓ The challenge: Rapidly growing stock levels due to demand

Rapid growth in demand for organic and sustainable goods saw Terrasana’s business grow quickly.

As stock levels grew, the team at TerraSana soon realised 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.

✓ The solution: More efficient ordering with EazyStock

TerraSana implemented EazyStock so they could automate their ordering processes. During the global container shortage crisis, EazyStock’s functionality has also helped them deal with stock challenges.

“The ‘order fill-up’ function helps us to fill the containers we have available as efficiently as possible. It’s not only necessary when there is a shortage of containers, but it’s also more sustainable for both the environment and the economy, which is important to us.”

The ‘risk of runout’ report also helps 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 can strengthen relationships with more open and proactive dialogue.

✓ The next steps: Production planning

TerraSana has started linking their sales forecasts with EazyStock’s demand forecasts and will soon start using them for production planning. The forecasts and purchasing proposals for raw materials will be matched to the demand of the final products so they can reduce the risk of production stoppages due to items missing from stock.