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FIBER CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS ORGANIZATION
The client is a value-added cable and networking systems distributor that provides innovative and scalable solutions to meet the crucial demand for agility that drives digital transformation in Africa.
They provide end-to-end copper and fiber connectivity solutions that combine years of expertise; established partnerships with leading local and international suppliers and a national reach through our logistics centers in all major regions in South Africa.
Mint was referred by a trusted third party to address the implementation of a new Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central platform as a financial and operations management solution to cater to their requirements.
The business felt it had outgrown Pastel and it was time to move to an integrated system that could support its growth. A digital transformation specialist was employed to drive efficiencies and automation and advised on the system evaluation and procurement process.
The business had the following essential requirements:
As an importer of goods from multiple countries including, China, they manage the significant exchange rate fluctuations risks. Cost control to handle import duties and calculate landed costs are systemized and no longer susceptible to human error.
Management of stock distribution, warehousing, and inventory are now system based on demand from their sales call center, road warriors, and over-the-counter sales.
Inventory and Locations
Implementation included logistical hubs in Johannesburg, Cape Town and KwaZulu Natal to support a national footprint in South Africa. Botswana and Namibia were added After the initial implementation.
More than 1,000,000 kilometers of fibre a year is distributed through their warehouses using Dynamics 365 Business Central to manage procurement from offshore suppliers and corporate and over-the-counter sales.
In summary, Dynamics 365 Business Central offers a comprehensive solution for companies dealing with the import and landed cost of goods in the face of significant exchange rate fluctuations. It enables better cost control, financial planning, risk mitigation, and overall operational efficiency, ultimately helping businesses navigate the complexities of international trade more effectively.
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