Weetabix outsources to ERIKS
When Weetabix wanted to reduce its MRO costs, while increasing productivity, the company decided to migrate to an outsourced solution. A five-way tender resulted in the appointment of ERIKS Integrated Solutions.
One of the principal objectives was to streamline the Weetabix system for requisitioning spares. To achieve this, ERIKS replaced the existing paper-based system with its own paperless stores management software solution which, through the use of bar coding, enabled the 9,500 stock items to be traced accurately. The advantages of this solution include not only the replacement of the paper system but the management information which can be gleaned from the data produced. The results have been spectacular. “Previously, we put a great deal of effort into managing MRO procurement,” Said Tony Lennon, Head of Purchasing for Weetabix. “However, this new arrangement has allowed us to optimise our purchasing position in all markets while reducing our purchase price and administrative burden.”