Tile, Ceramic, and Stone Industry
Every System Integrator seems to develop a client list in certain industries, and one of ACI’s specialties is the Tile, Ceramic, and Stone industry. We understand the unique and varied business processes of companies that import tile from Turkey, need to record lot-numbered slabs of granite, and then decide to open a small retail store to sell direct to the public.
From managing a large warehouse with thousands of SKUs sitting in multiple-bin locations to assisting your customers with a specific color of marble, the tile industry presents some unique challenges.
Ever need to track the progress of your products when it leaves a foreign country? Since the product is technically yours once it hits the water, it is imperative that a proper system be put in place for inventory management. Many businesses in this industry prefer lot-tracking to better manage their inventory. This method of valuation also allows your customers to designate a specific lot for purchase. Then, when the picking sheet is printed in the warehouse, the lot number can tell the shipping person the specific lot to pick.
Many tile businesses sell product directly to the public or have a retail environment where their customers will call the product. In fact, there are more and more tile retailers not just selling tile and similar product, but accessories as well, such as tools, installation components, and cleaning supplies (please visit our retail page (link) for more information on point-of-sale solutions).
If you own or work in the Tile, Ceramic, and Stone industry, ACI recommends that you look at the following solutions: