Benjys Sandwiches, London’s fast-growing sandwich chain has turned to
Microsoft .NET technology to deliver a low-cost alternative to the traditional
EPOS system: the Mobile Stock Minder.
Designed by London-based software developers Information Systems Associates Ltd, the Mobile Stock Minder enables the stock levels of over 350 lines to be recorded on Microsoft® Windows® Powered Pocket PC handheld devices by individual store managers in each of Benjys 50 outlets. The information is then sent by GPRS connection to Benjys central system. Stock replacement orders for each outlet are generated automatically against centrally-calculated sales predictions.
The Mobile Stock Minder is not only designed to eliminate stock-outs and manage wastage, but to give an overview of the relative performance of different outlets. The system replaces Benjys current paper-based telephone ordering system, which is labour-intensive, error-prone and inhibits...