The story so far:
Taylor Wimpey wanted to improve their existing systems and also introduce a more up to date warehouse management solution which was fully integrated.
Their project first identified potential solutions with the capability to offer the above core requirements before inviting selected vendors to partake in a formal Request for Proposal process. Following further discussions and demonstrations, just two potential offerings were shortlisted; leading to more detailed workshops before Taylor Wimpey announced one vendor and solution as their preferred. This vendor was then required to work with Taylor Wimpey Logistics on a pre-contract pilot.
With the pilot culminating in both success and satisfying the Taylor Wimpey criteria, Taylor Wimpey formally selected Sage Enterprise Management, formerly known as Sage X3, to be implemented and supported by certified Sage Partner Inixion.
Taylor Wimpey has a number of development sites around the country; each site is built in accordance with the local community, and as a result the plots and build requirements may be unique. This scenario must translate to the solution to enable simple yet detailed tracking of transactions at any level.
Materials scheduling: Build Packs
Build Packs; bulk materials sourced directly from manufacturers for each stage of the building process are scheduled by the experienced Taylor Wimpey Logistics team from drawings and specifications supplied for each individual plot. It is vital that the solution enables tracking and ‘transaction’ by Build Pack: products are quantified and placed into the appropriate pack dependent upon type and method of build and, very often, must reflect any particular needs or constraints of a particular development.
Demand-based integrated purchasing & financial management:
Taylor Wimpey Logistics provides a valuable building materials supply service to Taylor Wimpey sites. Their service improves stock management, consistency of supply and quality. They provide consolidated ordering, delivery and billing substantially reducing end-to-end costs. In order to manage demand planning build pack schedules need to drive purchasing suggestions from the solution as well as providing an integrated and traceable process. Underpinning all of this, clear financial management and reporting are vital.