We have been working with TOT-Shirts, a leading UK T-shirt printing company in the UK improving their business processes with their FileMaker based order processing and stock control ERP system for a while and the release of FileMaker Go for iPad was the last piece of the puzzle for us in improving warehouse productivity.
One area that had been difficult to manage was the end-to-end process for moving stock through the warehouse. The stock arrives into the warehouse, is then checked in, allocated, picked and collected – all the while the database needs to be kept up to date on the exact status of each item of stock. This is an area of the business which is extremely time intensive. Our implementation of FileMaker Go on the iPad has significantly reduced the time involved with this process. This has, in turn, offered an immediate return on investment.
By utilising the new FileMaker Go solution on their iPads, TOT-Shirts are now able to directly move stock from goods in straight to the production line. Previously this process involved receiving goods in and then booking them in manually, moving them to stores, allocating to a job, picking the goods and then sending them to production. Not only has the new FileMaker Go solution saved a significant amount of man hours, but has also helped TOT-Shirts cut down their carbon footprint by cutting their paper trail, for this process, to virtually zero.
This FileMaker Go iPad interface has enabled TOT-Shirts warehouse staff to have unprecedented access to live data on the system. This not only improves the flow of goods through the warehouse; but also ensures data integrity by allowing users direct control of stock levels and the ability to make adjustments whilst on the warehouse floor.
“FileMaker Go is the product we have been waiting for since the launch of the iPad. That, in conjunction, with Linear Blueʼs ability to quickly respond to our requirements for a mobile solution within our warehouse has saved us time and money. Not only did they deliver a working solution within 2 weeks of FileMaker Go being launched, but they understood the way we needed our warehouse staff to work and delivered a unique interface that was both easy to use and quick to learn.”
– Peter Joyce – Managing Director, TOT-Shirts