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Fin Feather Fur Outfitters: a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne success story

Technologies 
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1
Oracle’s  ORPOS
RF Smart 

About Fin Feather Fur Outfitters

Fin Feather Fur Outfitters is an Ohio-based retail chain providing hunting, fishing, camping, firearm, and outdoor supplies to hunters, campers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts. After starting in 1985 as a small bait and tackle shop in Ashland, Ohio, the Fin has grown and expanded over the years. In 2001, the original Ashland store was moved to a larger location to accommodate their growth and they have grown to six locations across Ohio.

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Improved timeline for
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Improved
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Eased
purchase
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Freed up time
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The Problem

The Fin's existing software system was a vendor-provided inventory management system and a standalone accounting package. When The Fin decided to centralize inventory management by adding a distribution center, they realized that their current software would not support the addition of a distribution center, nor would these systems support the anticipated future growth.

Therefore, they needed an integrated business system to effectively manage the inventory fulfillment for the stores, manage the distribution center, and track the procurement and inventory processes.

The Goals

  • Improve inventory control and reliability 
  • Increase control over internal financial accounts 
  • Streamline the process of placing orders at trade shows 
  • Increase the timeliness and efficiency of the procurement and replenishment processes

The Result

The integrated systems have simplified a number of The Fin's previous processes, freeing up time in all departments. 

Through this 10-month implementation and integration process, Fin Feather Fur Outfitters has realized a number of significant benefits to their business, including improvements in:

Fin Fur Feather Outfitters is now is well positioned to absorb the increase in transactions that will come from future growth and shoot past the competition. 

 

 

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Key Project Benefits:

  • Improved inventory control
  • Integrated POS and JD Edwards system 
  • Eliminated manual purchase processing
  • Faster, more streamlined payroll processing
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Fin Feather Fur needed to create an integrated, comprehensive, all-inclusive business system.

The Solution

  • Implement RF Smart via RF hand-held devices to handle all of the movement of product in the distribution center, creating JD Edwards work flows and stock movement activities
  • Integrate distribution resource planning, RF Smart, and JD Edwards functionalities to provide increased inventory control and improve business processes and efficiency
  • Design and develop an integration process between Oracle POS and JD Edwards to connect the functionalities needed for point of sale and inventory cycle counts
  • Leverage JDE Purchasing to generate purchasing projections and suggestions based on min/max and DRP processing, and eliminate the manual purchase process formerly used at trade shows
  • Develop an automated GL transaction between payroll and JDE, making payroll processing faster, easier, and primed for growth
  • Leverage the real-time calling abilities of JDE Business Services to maintain standards set by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF)
“Briteskies was above and beyond the most knowledgeable and easiest [partner] to work with. They had our best interest in mind and were able to provide us the confidence we needed to get through the hardest thing we’ve ever done as a company.”
Mike Goschinski
Owner and Founder, Fin Feather Fur Outfitters 
 

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