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Case Study
Keells Super uses Motorola for
real-time inventory of goods
"Our aim is to be the most technologically advanced
retail chain in the South Asian Region and offer our cus-
tomers excellent customer service. With our new stock-
counting system, using Motorola's MC3000 mobile
computers, we have achieved effective, effi cient stock
reconciliation and greater time and cost savings for the
company. "
Company Overview
Keells Super is one of the largest super market chains in Sri Lanka. It is a
subsidiary of John Keells Holdings PLC, a Sri Lankan blue chip conglomerate.
Traditionally, it has a reputation for being the most technologically
advanced supermarket chain in the country. Keells Super's many
technology fi rsts have included integrated POS solutions, online shopping
(www.keellssuper.com), intranets, Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP),
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) with loyalty programs and
automated SMS alerts on key performance indicators (KPIs).
The Challenge: Improving the effectiveness and effi ciency of
the stock taking and reconciliation process
In a single Keells Super store, there are between 12,000 – 15,000 individual
items for sale. The IT team wanted to improve both the effi ciency and
accuracy of the stock taking process. So they explored ways of adopting a
fully automated process to replace their manual stock taking and verifi cation
process. In particular, Keells Super wanted to take advantage of mobile
computing combined with Wi-Fi technology. The team worked with
Crosspoint Business Solutions to help implement a new stock verifi cation
system using MC3000 mobile computers working on a Wi-Fi network,
across 30 supermarket stores.
In the past, Keells Super had used its entire staff for eight days to complete a
single stock count. So for eight days there was a black hole on inventory when
staff did not have an accurate idea of what was in the store. Staff were also
spending a great deal of time actually doing the count.
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Head of Business Systems - Consumer Foods and Retail Group,
CASE STUDY
Keells Super
- Nalaka Umagiliya
Assistant Vice President - JKH Group
John Keells Holdings PLC
Customer Profi le
Company
Keells Super
– JayKay Marketing
Services (Pvt) Ltd.
Location
Sri Lanka
Industry
Grocery retail
Products
Motorola MC3000
mobile computers,
AP-5131 access points
Partner
Crosspoint Business
Solutions

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    South Asian Region and offer our cus- tomers excellent customer service. With our new stock- counting system, using Motorola’s MC3000 mobile computers, we have achieved effective, effi cient stock reconciliation and greater time and cost savings for the company.

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