Upon stepping into your hotel room, you’re greeted by a plush bed with crisp bedsheets and a lush duvet. But where do all the contents of your hotel come from? Luke Brodie, manager of Vendella International says, “we provide anything you find in the room.” After spotting a gap in the tourism sector, Luke established Vendella International in 2008 to supply accommodation with quality products. From a small company who started with one phone, one computer and two staff, they’ve experienced phenomenal growth. Today, Vendella International have 16 staff members and boast customers like Sky City and Rydges Hotel.
Losing track of stock
Before using Unleashed, Vendella International were having a difficult time managing their physical stock. “We had no idea of our stock quantities; what was in stock, what was out of stock or where it was,” explains Luke. Instead, they relied on physical stock counts. Doing a physical stock take as part of your inventory management can be highly inaccurate and inefficient. Aside from human inaccuracy, you also have to ensure nothing is sold during the time of stock take as it affects total stock count.
”It gives me more clarity on what’s happening in the company.”
Agility and accuracy
Since using Unleashed, Vendella International has gained clarity of their inventory management, allowing them to grow 35% year on year for the last six years.
Unleashed has greatly benefitted Vendella International, who use it throughout the company for their business processes. Unleashed covers their inventory management, from reporting and forecasting, to managing their inventory and sales order. As a cloud-based software, Luke and his team area able to work from where they want to, as they can access their inventory from anywhere with an Internet connection.
For Luke and his team, Unleashed’s simple interface is easy to use. “It gives me more clarity on what’s happening in the company,” explains Luke. With a better handle on their inventory management, Vendella International have improved their inventory accuracy and have become more nimble in the process, resulting in compounded growth year on year.
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.