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Why is Electronic Picking Necessary?

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Warehouses don’t have to be chaotic. Sure, they may look intimidating at first glance, but you know your warehouses, and you have a system. With electronic picking from eoStar, you can make your warehouses even more efficient. Electronic picking saves time, money, and effort, leaving room for company growth, high employee morale, and customer satisfaction. 

Electronic Picking Means More Order Accuracy 

eoStar’s electronic picking system uses a headset and voice to tell warehouse employees what to pull off the shelves. It removes the need for a piece of paper and clipboard by bringing the instructions right to employees’ ears. 

When employees must constantly look up and down at a piece of paper, it’s easy to look at the wrong line. The headset, however, removes the risk of reading the wrong instruction, thus reducing the risk of human error. 

You’ll get better order accuracy from an electronic picking system, and better order accuracy means more satisfied clients. It also means saving money on returned orders. Overall, a more accurate system can mean a healthier bottom line. 

Save Time and Increase Productivity 

The paper and clipboard method can slow down your warehouse employees as they work and try to avoid mistakes. Again, with a piece of paper, warehouse employees can easily read the wrong line, which is why many employees spend a lot of time double-checking the paper. Electronic picking removes the need for second-guessing, which lets your employees finish what they need to accomplish in a shorter amount of time. 

This saved time can mean saved money and/or company growth, and it can help smaller companies that don’t have a lot of employees to fill their orders. 

Decrease Employee Turnover 

Employee turnover can cost a lot of time and money for a company. Electronic picking can help. The voice picking method can make warehouse jobs simpler, decreasing the learning curve for new employees. This way, your company can keep employees satisfied, retain hires, and maintain a thriving business. 

Electronic Picking with EoStar: eoPick

Want to see what electronic picking can do for your company? eoStar can help with eoPick, our electronic voice picking solution. With eoPick, companies report more efficiency, fewer errors, and other benefits. See how eoPick can help your company’s bottom line. 
Have questions? Ready to get started? Contact an eoStar rep  today to learn more. We’d love to help you transform your warehouses and help your company thrive.

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Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (Pty) Ltd chooses eoStar and Microsoft to replace SAP

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Holland, MI, September 16, 2020: eoStar announces it has integrated with Microsoft to provide Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (Pty) (CCBA) the opportunity to meet sales and delivery needs across their value chain from order generation, picking and distribution throughout their organization.  This digital transformation project modernizes the way Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (Pty) (CCBA) uses technology across its entire IT landscape.

CCBA is Africa’s largest Coca-Cola bottler and 8th largest in the world. With 35 bottling plants in 13 countries, serving over 600,000 outlets, the need to streamline sales and distribution was essential. eoStar is a Route Accounting Software that will manage all the sales, distribution and advanced warehousing for finished goods, while D365 covers the financials, manufacturing and human resources functionality.  This integration between eoStar and Microsoft allowed CCBA to completely replace SAP.   

“CCBA will be leveraging eoStar to mobilize our sales and distribution workforce, increasing their effectiveness in the trade. eoStar will be deployed across our internal sales force, our own primary distribution capabilities and as the system of choice for our Official Coca-Cola Distributors (OCCDs) and our Logistics Distribution Partners (LDPs)”, according to Joshua Motsuenyane, Chief Information Officer for CCBA.

The challenges of adapting the eoStar software to successfully navigate an international market provided the company the opportunity to expand eoStar’s already robust skillset to accommodate international weights and measures, as well as the multi-currency pricing (MCP) present in Africa.

Paul Rutherford, President of eoStar, commented that, “eoStar is incredibly excited to partner with a world class bottler like CCBA, who are innovative and on a tremendous path of growth.  Leveraging eoStar’s sales, delivery and warehousing solutions ensures they will be equipping their amazing team of employees with the tools to execute at the level necessary to take their business to the next level.”

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Rutherford & Associates Welcomes Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Erich Colberg

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June 1, 2020– Rutherford & Associates is the creator of eoStar, a comprehensive ERP route accounting software for global modern beverage distribution organizations, announced today that Erich Colberg has joined the executive team as the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Erich is a top-performing enterprise sales leader and an award-winning senior executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in the enterprise software solutions space. His depth of industry knowledge and his proven ability to build high-performance teams will be a key in accelerating the company’s growth, structure, and direction in both operating and strategic matters.  Prior to joining R&A, Erich gained expertise growing and leading high-performance sales teams at Infor, Linkfresh, IndustryBuilt, Intuit, and was the co-founder of JetStar Courier Transportation & Logistics

Responsible for leading and managing the organization’s sales and marketing initiatives, Erich will oversee sales business process and funnel management as a core discipline of the organization. He will be the Sales and Marketing champion to build awareness and rally the company around client focused initiatives to drive sales and position the company as a leader in the beverage RAS and WMS markets.

“Erich brings a high-level of energy and enthusiasm to the organization, with a proven record of building strong, profitable client relationships. His entrepreneurial background and expertise as a top individual contributor and sales leader is an outstanding addition to our executive team. This is an exciting time for us. It’s my expectation that Erich will make significant contributions to our company and to all those that work with him,” said Jim Clishem, Chief Executive Officer.

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Increase Efficiency with eoMarket

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The distribution industry is changing on many levels, and chief among them is a shift in customer expectations. With the rise of online shopping trends, customers have come to expect comprehensive and simple ordering platforms in all areas of their lives. To aid your distribution business in meeting this expectation, Rutherford & Associates is proud to offer eoMarket: our B2B e-commerce solution that makes online ordering easy for your customers. Available on all devices with its responsive design, eoMarket gives your sellers and their customers the freedom to streamline their ordering processes.

eoMarket’s features offer a multitude of benefits to your business. This cloud-based solution is available anywhere you or your customers need it, and it’s designed to be seamless and easy to use on all platforms. eoMarket utilizes a familiar user-friendly design to create a smooth, hassle-free ordering experience for your customers. Your organization can even customize your eoMarket portal to provide a fluid brand experience to your customers. Best of all, eoMarket sites are deployed by the eoStar team, saving you time and trouble.

Perhaps the greatest boon of eoMarket is its efficiency. By placing ordering power into your customers’ hands, your salespeople will be freed up from the hassle of manually taking and entering customer orders. Instead, they will be able to use eoMarket’s insights and reporting tools to guide customers in their purchasing decisions by recommending top selling products, generating more revenue for both your business and your customer.

If your organization is interested in discovering what eoMarket can do for you, contact sales@eostar.com or call 800-270-7558 today.

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Rutherford & Associates Promotes James VanHall to Vice President of Engineering

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Holland, December 12, 2019 – Rutherford & Associates announced today that James VanHall has joined the executive team as the new Vice President of Software Engineering. James VanHall recently served as Rutherford & Associates’ Director of SaaS.  

James will be responsible for all facets of producing software solutions that deliver innovation, reliability, functionality, and the user experience necessary to make Rutherford & Associates the premier provider of DSD solutions. James will be responsible as the production leader for the entire software development process and management of all eoStar software releases to the market. Working together with the CEO and the entire Rutherford senior leadership team, he will help to ensure alignment with the organization’s broader business strategy.  

James has over ten years of experience in leadership, serving as the technical lead and architect for enterprise solutions. Some of his successes include the development of an enterprise TMS System, customized web and mobile solutions, and the architecture for the Great Plains integration point for WMS for Nissan Motor Company. James’s onsite experience, serving as the software engineer for several go-lives and implementations has provided insight and empathy for the customer and end-user. 

“James is an exceptional leader, passionate about performance and innovation, and committed to delivering a premier solution! I am very excited for James and believe that he will have significant opportunity to make a true market impact for Rutherford and for all those that work with him in the role,” said Jim Clishem, Chief Executive Officer. 

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Rutherford and Associates Secures Strategic Growth Investment from Seaport Capital

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Seaport Capital, a New York-based private equity firm, announced Monday, October 22, that it has made a strategic investment in Rutherford & Associates, Inc. to support the continued growth of the company.

“We’ve been looking for the right strategic partner to take our business to the next level,” said company founder Mike Rutherford. “Seaport has a proven track record of providing the necessary growth capital and operational resources to successfully grow recurring-revenue businesses such as ours. I am looking forward to working with Seaport to continue developing our market-leading platform to better serve and expand our client base worldwide.”

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