GOLD STAR for Sanderson

Posted by Kate Simpson on Thu, Jul 21, 2011
GOLD STAR for Sanderson

Sanderson, the publicly owned UK provider of software solutions to the Delivered Wholesale and Cash & Carry industries, has won a new contract to supply its business solution to Gold Star Cash & Carry Ltd, a new start-up company.

Based in Harrow, Middlesex, the delivered wholesaler Gold Star Cash & Carry Ltd is launching its new business with Sanderson and the Swords wholesale solution. The company supplies a wide range of items including grocery, confectionery, pet foods, as well as speciality food items at its newly refurbished depot. The company needed a single IT system to integrate their cash & carry and delivered wholesale operations.

The food and drink supplier chose Swords to manage all areas of their new business. They were confident in their choice as Gold Star Managing Director Mr Thanwani has seen first-hand the benefits of the Swords system in a previous business, Natco Cash & Carry. Mr Thanwani knew from experience that Swords integrates and manages both delivered wholesale and cash & carry operations.

Sanderson is the preferred supplier to the Nisa-Today’s group, of which Gold Star is now a member, so they will also benefit from group buying power and improved industry links.

In addition to the Swords system, Gold Star is also implementing the Swords Radio Frequency solution using hand held scanners to further maximise warehouse efficiencies. This application facilitates more efficient order picking, shelf edge label checking, stock taking and eliminates manual errors. Swords RF instantly matches Goods-in deliveries against purchase orders with 100% accuracy, highlighting shortfalls and protecting cash flow by reducing costly errors. Telesales staff quickly access real-time stock levels, providing customers with accurate order information – enhancing the quality of customer service.

Vijay Thanwani, Managing Director of Gold Star, comments:

“Having worked with the Sanderson system in a previous wholesale company, Natco Cash & Carry, I knew Swords would be crucial for my first start-up business. I am really pleased to launch my new company with a specifically designed wholesale system that covers all operations. The Sanderson team have been very helpful and supportive throughout the implementation.”

Jackie Taylor, Sales Director for Wholesale Distribution solutions at Sanderson said:

“Swords is the best system to support Gold Star’s growing business. It delivers a range of operational benefits and provides a strong foundation for wholesale companies. We are also happy that Gold Star has chosen our Radio Frequency application to achieve efficiencies in their warehouse. As a new customer, we look forward to supporting their business today and for their future growth.”

For more information please contact:
Rita Patel
Tel: 0333 123 1400

About Gold Star Cash & Carry Ltd

Family business Gold Star Cash & Carry Ltd, stocks a full range of leading products from world foods, to beer and alcohol. They have refurbished their 33,000 sq ft warehouse in Harrow, Middlesex and recently joined The Today’s Group of which Sanderson is the ‘Preferred System Supplier’ to their Wholesale members.

About Swords

Swords, from Sanderson, is a comprehensive software solution for delivered wholesale and cash & carry businesses. Swords integrates all areas of the supply chain, balancing the demands of sales, purchasing, stock and cash flow. Sophisticated business intelligence facilities provide powerful management information to aid business decisions, improve efficiency, reduce costs and raise customer service levels.


News At A Glance

About: Gold Star Cash & Carry Ltd

Business: Wholesale Cash & Carry

Challenge: Needed a single IT system to integrate their cash & carry and delivered wholesale operations.

Solution: Swords

Benefits: Specifically designed wholesale system that covers all operations they will also benefit from group buying power and improved industry links.