Prestige Leisure UK are one of the leading distributors of branded leisurewear to printers, embroiderers and promotional companies. With over 46 brands and over 1,300 product lines together with a personalised customer service, Prestige provide a very comprehensive service to the clothing industry.

A 100,000sq ft distribution facility holds in excess of 1.5 million pieces of stock from all the brands that matter in the industry.

In 2012 KMsoft was approached and asked to provide a hand held based system for recording and monitoring stock movements. Prestige were already using a Microsoft Dynamics system (Navision) and a major requirement was to interface the real time stock movement recording to MS Dynamics.

Within the distribution facility a comprehensive wireless network allows the connection of multiple wearable hand held devices all fitted with ‘finger’ bar code scanners. This allows full real time communications with MS Dynamics.

Wireless mobile printers are also used for ad-hoc product labelling.

The system went live in 2013 and has been constantly evolving and now processes goods in (receiving multiple containers per day), bulk stock put away, stock movements, breakdowns for the pick face, stock take and goods out. Part of the system was specifically designed to process goods within a secondary ‘bonded warehouse’.

Richard Thomson of KMsoft says:

It has been a great experience working alongside Prestige Leisure. Over a period of time we have together developed and evolved the system in to the comprehensive solution running today.

The goods in processing presented a great deal of complications as goods were constantly being received from a large number of manufacturers all, of course, having their own unique labelling and bar code standards. All goods received are scanned and processed successfully with Prestige also applying their own unique labelling so that every single carton delivered is uniquely identifiable.

The MD of Prestige Leisure is Reza Jumani and he commented:

The system has been an evolutionary process but the teams have worked together with all sorts of obstacles being overcome along the way. KMsoft have provided an ongoing commitment to our requirements right from day one.