COVENTRY, 5th March 2014: Leading UK food supplier, Cranswick plc, has signed a deal with Wesupply for a fully managed EDI service for the exchange of critical business documents including orders, invoices and ASN’s with 25 of their customers.
A hosted and managed EDI service is not a new concept for Cranswick, however, the decision to move to Wesupply was made following service issues with their incumbent provider. The company’s IT department was spending an increasing amount of time diagnosing and correcting EDI issues, therefore the company wanted to minimise their daily involvement in EDI activities.
“With Wesupply’s fully managed service, Cranswick will benefit from a team of B2B specialists pro-actively monitoring for errors and subsequently resolving the issues, in many cases without having to involve Cranswick.” said Ben Holmes, Sales Executive at Wesupply. “The company will also benefit from reduced mapping requirements, with the use of a single message format, allowing the IT department to focus on their key responsibilities.”
“As a company with multiple trading entities, who trade electronically with a large number of customers, it is vital that we have a robust and reliable EDI solution.” said Jez Lake, Head of Group IT at Cranswick. “Following our experience of Wesupply’s managed service through our trading relationship with Sainsbury’s, we felt confident that the service would resolve the issues we had experienced with EDI in the past”.
Cranswick joins a growing number of food suppliers moving to the Wesupply service to trade electronically with leading grocery retailers, including Fruitways, Barfoots of Botley, Berry Gardens and Produce World.
Wesupply Limited provides a fully managed and outsourced electronic business-to-business integration service, using a unique approach that maximises supply chain collaboration between independent organisations. This approach has consistently helped our customers secure tangible operational cost savings along with improved customer service, since the business was founded in 1999. Companies across all industries, including Retail, Building, CPG, Energy and Manufacturing rely on Wesupply to manage business-critical information flows for their extended supply chain processes.
Cranswick is a leading UK food supplier providing the consumer with a range of great tasting food that includes fresh pork, gourmet sausages, cooked meats, air-dried bacon and sandwiches along with a variety of non-meat products. Food is supplied under licensed brands and retailers’ private labels.