As passionate believers in the healing power of flower essences, Scott Harris and his co-founder Jayne Tancred established Tribe of the Tree in Sydney seven years ago.
They boast over 19 products that promise to cater to your energetic and emotional needs using only flower essences. Constantly waking up on the wrong side of the bed? You might need their mood booster flower essence, Lighten Up, Buttercup, to remind yourself to look on the bright side of life.
The core values of Tribe of the Tree dictate their business processes, especially in how they interact with their environment; they ensure that their business carries out their activities in a sustainable and equitable manner. A share of their profits goes towards supporting the preservation of endangered medicinal plants in the Amazon rainforest.
Prior to Unleashed, they found it challenging to manage inventory and manufacturing in an efficient and affordable way. Scott and his team were relying on complicated spreadsheets and their accounting software, something that did not prove feasible as their business grew.
12 months ago, they experienced capacity issues with warehousing and they struggled to keep up with customer demands. Without the proper warehousing and inventory management, Scott and his team found it challenging to get orders to customers.
Dealing with inventory complexity
With 89 components, 19 products and 11 kits, it was paramount to have an inventory management system to manage all their inventory, from manufacturing to ordering. “Unleashed was the real go-to solution that integrated with Xero and other add-on software packages,” explains Scott.
Despite their inventory complexity, Unleashed really helps with their manufacturing. “If we didn’t have Unleashed we wouldn’t be able to plan and manufacture so many different products,” says Scott.
As Tribe of the Tree grows, time is more of the essence. “Being able to assemble kits as and when we need them and not having to hold lots of inventory saves us a lot of time and money,” explains Scott. Holding an excessive amount of inventory involves holding and storage costs, which silently erode the bottom line.
Connectivity and flexibility with great cloud inventory management
As a cloud inventory management software, Unleashed provides connectivity Tribe of the Tree need as it provides the flexibility to integrate with their accounting software.
Business has never been better since Tribe of the Tree implemented Unleashed. In their first year of using Unleashed, Tribe of the Tree experienced a 200% growth in sales. Scott attributed this to a mix of Unleashed and more time to focus on sales and customers instead of doing administrative tasks.
Business in the future is all about moving on to the cloud and being able to connect with different applications. For us, Unleashed is the foundation for that.
Now that he does not have to spend so much time filling in spreadsheets and counting stock till 1 AM, Scott finally has more time, space and energy to focus on what he is good at.
With our cloud inventory management in their arsenal, Tribe of the Tree has seamlessly integrated their business process from manufacturing and warehousing to accounting. This empowers them to take the next step and expand their business without heavy upgrading costs.
Article by Melanie Chan in collaboration with our team of Unleashed Software inventory and business specialists. Melanie has been writing about inventory management for the past three years. When not writing about inventory management, you can find her eating her way through Auckland.