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The original Dexterity WMS solution was installed at Kays Medical back in 2006 and realised huge improvements in efficiency and cost savings for the company. However, after Kays Medical saw significant growth in 2014, they made the decision to upgrade their IT infrastructure, which included both Sage 200 and Dexterity WMS. The new system went live in March 2015.


A need to share information freely and accurately throughout the company coupled with inefficiencies within the warehouse prompted the original enquiry from Kays Medical in 2006. Since then the Dexterity WMS system has been successfully running for 9 years and during an IT hardware upgrade in 2014, the decision was made to upgrade both Dexterity WMS and Sage 200 simultaneously to take advantage of new features within both systems.


After demonstrations of Dexterity WMS v3.0 and a site visit to Wunda Group Plc, a latest generation Dexterity user, Kays Medical were convinced that the upgrade would prove to be extremely beneficial to their growing business, to further streamline warehouse processes, particularly for goods in and picking.


"The Dexterity WMS solution was ideal to integrate with Sage 200 and Barcode-IT made our barcoding ideas into a reality." says Andy Johnson, Financial Controller at Kays Medical. "The WMS has allowed our operation to be much more efficient and picking accuracy is almost 100%. Staff literally can't pick the wrong items now!"


Many benefits have been realised by Kays since Dexterity WMS was implemented. The whole ordering system has been streamlined and made more accurate and operators have taken really well to using the terminals to pick and putaway stock, resulting in a much less labour intensive process.


Application Overview

Dexterity WMS is fully integrated with Sage 200, with all sales orders coming through Sage into Dexterity for processing and fulfilment. The integration is completely seamless and "live" meaning that stock figures are always accurate for the sales team to commit to new order.


Once the order hits Dexterity it is auto-released for picking, The pickers are guided by the system to the various picking locations required to fulfil the order using the optimum travel route. All this is facilitated by the use of Datalogic wireless terminals to scan the individual product barcodes and assist order picking and putaway.


After picking, the orders are packed and sent to despatch, where the Parcel Force despatch label is scanner, ensuring the consignment can easily be tracked to the customer. Since Dexterity was put in place, the majority of orders are usually despatched within 48 hours.


How it started

In 2006, Kays Medical came across Barcode-IT whilst searching the Internet for warehouse management solutions to integrate with their recently installed Sage 200 system. Following a conversation with our Dexterity consultant, a meeting was arranged to discuss the project in detail. After a site visit to Supreme Imports in Manchester, Kays chose Dexterity WMS to manage their warehouse operations.


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