New computer power for Morris Lubricants

Long established oil business invests in market-leading K8 software

March 26, 2014: Shrewsbury-based Morris Lubricants, has placed an order for a 50 user K8 solution from Kerridge Commercial Systems. K8, which is a leading, fully integrated package for the distribution sector, is scheduled to go live at Morris Lubricants later this year. One of the key requirements for the company is to use K8 to improve its warehouse operation which currently processes around 40,000 orders annually.

Neil Taylor, Morris Lubricants IT manager, said, “Our existing system has served us very well for many years – it is reliable and robust, but technology has moved on. It was clear that newer applications could deliver significant additional benefits to the company. Although we looked at some ‘stand-alone’ products, we had to consider our future requirements as a whole. After a detailed review of its integrated capabilities, K8, our systems partner’s premier solution, was, without a doubt, the right choice for our business. K8 will give us advanced, integrated capabilities in key areas such as warehouse management – including barcode scanning, use of hand-held terminals and customer relationship management tools. We will also gain powerful business intelligence and more sophisticated, real-time reporting facilities. Regarding specifics, full product traceability is now a key requirement for our type of business and K8’s integrated tools handle those needs very well.”

Morris Lubricants will be working very closely with Kerridge Commercial Systems throughout the project. Teams from both companies will ensure that the transfer of business processes is completed smoothly and successfully, with user training being a major component. “Introducing K8 will act as a catalyst for introducing process improvements, and we are very enthusiastic about making the system work as efficiently as possible for us.”

Ian Bendelow, Chief Executive Officer at Kerridge Commercial Systems, said, “Morris Lubricants took a very professional approach with this project. They not only spent time evaluating how K8 would benefit their business but also ensured that the management commitment and user support would be in place to achieve a successful implementation. We are very pleased that Morris Lubricants have chosen to renew their investment in our products and look forward to seeing the company putting K8 to work for them.”

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