JAT Warehouse Management & Cold Storage Software Case Study

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JAT Refrigerated Road Services has grown from a small operation started in 1986 by John Azzopardi and his wife, Heather, to a well respected industry leader in the movement of chilled/frozen and ambient freight in and out or North QLD and an emerging line haul provider to the Southern state’s.

With a modern fleet of 45 trucks and over 70 trailers, JAT provides its customers with a fast, efficient and cost effective transport and storage solution.

JAT has transport depots in Cairns, Tully, Townsville, Mackay and Sydney.

In October 2009, they moved into their own purpose built state of the art transport and cold storage facility in Lytton, Brisbane. This facility enables them to service the transport and storage needs of their existing customer base and position them well to cater for new customers in the future.

Business Issues
In October 2009, they moved into their own purpose built state of the art transport and cold storage facility in Lytton, Brisbane. This facility enables them to service the transport and storage needs of their existing customer base and position them well to cater for new customers in the future.

The Solution
Ironbark Software have implemented a fully integrated 3PL Warehouse Management System complete with RF Technology for Scanning and Barcoding, for precise stock tracking. They have also implemented a Supplier Portal, for the real time access to stock movements and invoicing information.

The Benefits
Since its implementation, Ironbark Cold Storage has become critical to JAT Transport’s everyday operations. They now benefit from increased functionality and a flexible system capable of adding and integrating new technologies.

The innovative use of EDI has allowed JAT Transport to build on the relationships they have with their customers by offering additional functionality, allowing them and their customers to benefit from streamlined ordering processes.

What the customer says:
Wayne Azzopardi, Manager of Brisbane warehouse, says that they were looking for a better software package to support their growing business, something “that was easy to use” and “allowed them to keep track of stock on-line”

After implementation and training phases and once the team started to use the system on a daily basis, Wayne says “the system is quite easy to operate and working well with our operations… Our customers are impressed with the extra features that this program has to offer. Our human error mistake rate has pretty much gone… I have found Ironbark to be really helpful and definitively feel that we can call them at anytime. And nothing is ever a problem.”

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