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Patleys pledges to professionally market and distribute premium local and international fast moving consumer brands to the retail, food services and industrial markets in Southern Africa.  Patleys was established in 1892 as a family business and has grown to become a leader in the marketing and distribution of local and imported brands.  Patleys was strategically acquired in 1989 by the BidVest Group Limited.  Patleys distributes 35 brands include Nandos, Tabasco, Goldcrest, Knorr, ACT II, Weightless, etc. 
DATASCOPE has now successfully implemented its Warehouse Management System into eight BidVest companies.  Patleys Johannesburg (Crown Mines) stock take and go-live took place at the beginning of October.  Patleys achieved their daily sales targets from day one which was great as they were moving into their peak period.  During the second day of go-live, >38500 cases were picked and checked out into the dispatch cages.

With the huge volumes of stock continually moving in the warehouse, the benefits to Patleys are:


The following is what Zelda Jacobs (Patleys IT Manager) had to say about the implementation and the DATASCOPE WMS in general, “It was an absolute pleasure doing the WMS implementation with DATASCOPE. The level of expertise and commitment from the DATASCOPE team is indeed of the highest standard. 
The entire process of implementation, from the first requirements meeting up to, and after, go live was well driven by the project team and ensured, in what I believe, was a very smooth go live for such a dramatic change in an organization such as Patleys. 
Thank you to DATASCOPE for ensuring a smooth WMS implementation with minimal business disruption and ensuring Patleys continued service delivery to customers.”

The following reference letter was receive from Jan de Vries (Regional Executive: Gauteng) and project sponsor two weeks after go-live.  DATASCOPE enjoyed working with Jan and his team and thank everyone at Patleys for their commitment and hard work put into this project.
DATASCOPE values the business partnership with the BidVest Group and looks forward to many more WMS implementations. 

Read Patley's Reference Letter