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Whisky firm seeks savings through ERP platform

Whisky producer Gordon & MacPhail is deploying a enterprise resource planning platform to improve its operations.

The whisky firm has gone to SSI for the Tropos ERP product. It will enable staff at the Morayshire-based firm to monitor every aspect of its supply chain – from distilling its own Benromach single malt scotch whisky to stocking and selling more than 300 own-bottled single malts from across Scotland.

Gordon & MacPhail said the new system would result in improved control, accessibility and cost-savings.

The new SSI system includes modules specifically designed for the whisky distillation industry, including tools for HM Revenue and Customs reporting and cask management. These will provide Gordon & MacPhail with complete visibility of operations at its distillery near Forres and its bottling plant in Elgin.

A large part of the company’s trade involves purchasing, maturing and bottling single malt whiskies under their own labels from across Scotland.

Tropos will give the firm’s staff the tools to enhance inventory management across the two sites, supporting decision-making throughout the business.

“We are implementing the Tropos solution to streamline every aspect of our supply chain,” said Ewen Mackintosh, quality control manager at Gordon & MacPhail.

“While our old systems were adequate, they were not allowing us to manage production as efficiently as we required. Tropos will give us more accessibility and better control of all of our operations, and ultimately we anticipate the implementation will result in considerable cost-savings for the business,” said Mackintosh.

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