Smit Kwekerijen rolls out automatic ordering system


SAPPEMEER, Netherlands: Dutch-based plant nursery Smit Kwekerijen has launched its Codema SDF automatic ordering system that syncs orders from different production sites and packing areas into a single, easy-to-use platform.

Smit Kwekerijen teamed up with horticultural automation producer Codema SDF to eliminate the bottlenecks in their ordering process which results from eight different production sites and over twenty packing areas within the company.

In such a complex business environment, keeping track of orders across all production sites with real-time, web screen-based precision is critical. Web screens are websites for internal use. At Smit Kwekerijen they allow orders to be managed in one place, keep inventory levels accurate and pick, pack and ship plants with speed and accuracy.

Using these web screens, a status can be assigned to the order for each stage of the packing process. Order documents (pick list, packing slip, cart sticker and customer labels) can be generated at the right times. Accordingly, everyone knows where he or she stands, and even at the busiest moments everything runs smoothly on the work floor.

Assistant team leader Marijke is happy with the new ordering system, “My work has become more manageable and enjoyable. The SDF web screen shows me exactly what I need to pack. Printing the packing slip takes nothing more than a touch of the web screen. When I want to print the customer labels, they roll out of the printer with one click. Colour indications show me which steps in the process I’ve already completed and which I still have to do.”

She added, “When I’m done with an order, I scan the packing slip. Then the order line is automatically cleared from my screen and the order appears in logistics. They prepare the order for transport and print the auction slip.”

Tymen, Manager of Order & Sales Planning at Smit Kwekerijen commented, “This solution gives me more insight into delivery times. This ensures greater customer satisfaction and better service. The collaboration between Smit Kwekerijen and Codema SDF has now really come to fruition .”

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