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Prestige Leisure

Wireless LAN to effectively manage stock throughout large warehouse, drive business efficiencies and increase customer satisfaction

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Background
Prestige Leisure UK was founded in 1992. The Company’s main business is to supply branded leisurewear to printer, embroiderers and promotional companies who service the corporate, uniform, schoolwear, workwear and teamwear markets.  Prestige Leisure is a sizeable company distributing nearly 50 brands and over 1350 products.  It is a long established family business, who incorporates a lot of strengths associated with larger companies whilst maintaining the “personal touch” associated with smaller ones.

Prestige are at the forefront in adopting new products and brands which they believe will provide the opportunity for their customers to grow.

Business Challenge
Prestige was looking to improve overall plant productivity, mainly via enhancing the visibility of stock and controlling the movement of stock more effectively within its 100,000sq ft distribution facility, which is home to in excess of 1.5 million pieces of stock. 

Prestige required a bespoke and high performing Wireless LAN network to efficiently manage its electronic stock scanning and picking solution. 

Key Features

  • Drive efficiencies and streamline every day business processes
  • Increasing customer satisfaction with the reduction of order completion time
  • Simplify stock control and provide real-time visibility
  • Integrate critical business procedures to autonomies reporting

Solution
Boston Network’s dedicated radio planners undertook a comprehensive site survey of the Prestige Leisure warehouse; to determine the most fit-for purpose solution. 

Identifying the specific number and location of multiple access points, throughout the warehouse, Boston Networks then designed a bespoke Wireless Local Area Network (LAN) to deliver complete coverage across the hundreds of rows of shelves throughout the vast warehouse.

The wireless LAN delivered by Boston Networks now provides the infrastructure for Prestige’s fully integrated barcode scanning system. 

Benefits
Thanks to the deployment of the wireless LAN and the adoption of the scanning solution, Prestige has fulfilled its commitment to enhancing its customer service.The wireless LAN facilitates the integration of critical business data directly in to the existing CRM system, thus allowing Prestige to benefit from streamlined business reporting on both stock control and movement. Moreover orders are now completed more effectively and significantly faster than before.


With the detailed level of visibility, the new solution now delivers, Prestige can now access real time stock data; thus enabling them  to significantly improve plant productivity and see a direct return on investment. 

100,000

100,000sq ft distribution facility

1.5

1.5 Million Pieces of Stock

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