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Priority Software Showcases Ease of Use, Increased Process Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness at Leading UK Retail Manufacturer, Trutex

According to global technology research and consulting firm, Omdia, in a newly-released report, UK schoolwear manufacturer, Trutex, automates processes and improves stock control with Priority ERP

Priority Software Ltd., a leading global provider of business management solutions, announced that it has been recognized by global technology research and consulting firmOmdia for its ease of use, and cost-effectiveness in the UK retail manufacturing sector, in Omdia’s Enterprise Case Study, “Using ERP to Increase Process Efficiency: How Trutex used Priority Software to improve stock control and business processes.”

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Trutex, one of the UK’s largest independent schoolwear providers, and longtime Priority customer implemented Priority ERP to automate and streamline their stock control, order fulfillment, warehousing, and manufacturing processes. Established in 1865, Trutex manufactures specialist and bespoke school uniforms and sportswear. Headquartered in Clitheroe, with a production facility in Rochdale, UK, offices in ShanghaiSri LankaCanada, and Bangladesh, and a joint venture in the Middle East, Trutex sells directly to school stores, online, and to prominent UK retailers, including Marks and Spencer, and John Lewis.

Trutex first implemented Priority ERP in 2006, replacing their legacy standalone solutions, including Infor, to consolidate their business processes into a single system, and achieve real-time visibility of stock across their supply chain. After shortlisting key ERP vendors, Trutex selected Priority ERP, implemented by Priority’s Gold Partner, Medatech UK. Priority ERP was integrated company-wide, across Trutex’s sales, finance, inventory, manufacturing, and other departments.

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“We support three diverse sales channels, where we used to have different systems for wholesale, online, and retail, but only one pool of stock, making it nearly impossible to forecast demand and manage stock levels, resulting in overstocking in some areas, and shortfall in others,” said John Hogan, Group Supply Chain Director at Trutex. “Priority helped us simplify our complex processes, with better visibility of demand across the board, and minimizing stock movements from our global factories, by moving stock only when needed. Tighter inventory control and demand forecasting helped us efficiently price our products, resulting in significant cost savings.”

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