CELEBRATING A 25-YEAR TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP
Burson Auto Parts and Markinson have been partners for a quarter of a century
In celebrating Burson Auto Parts’ 50th Anniversary, the Australian company is paying tribute to the many long term supplier partnerships that have helped it become the nation’s preferred trade supplier of automotive parts, tools, equipment and accessories.
One of the most enduring Burson Auto Parts alliances can be found with the company’s business software solutions provider and innovator, Markinson.
Over the past 25 years, this company has accompanied Burson Auto Parts into the digital age through its industry leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) based integrated business software solutions.
Burson Auto Parts says Markinson’s world class MomentumPro warehousing and inventory management software system first replaced the cumbersome manual processes in April 1996.
This was the start of the complete digital transformation of the Burson Auto Parts business and with it came several initial challenges.
“The co-operation that we have always received from the Markinson team over the years has been a stand out factor of our long term alliance with the company,” Burson Auto Parts National Trade Sales Manager, Mario Baric, said.
“It wasn’t easy to make this transformation, but we worked together to ensure that our warehousing and inventory control software systems were perfectly integrated across our business from the stores to the sales reps on the road and everything in between.”
The improvements in efficiency across the entire Burson Auto Parts business, particularly in stock ordering, customer service and inventory control across the company’s several warehouses, represented major leaps forward through the constantly developed, improved and customised Mopro (MomentumProERP) system.
Updated versions of this system continue to power the back-end of Burson Auto Parts’ trade sales and warehousing operations to service more than 200 stores and nearly 30,000 loyal trade customers to this day.
Markinson’s Application Programming Interface (API) has also provided vital functionality for Burson’s EZYParts online parts ordering system to leverage the intelligence within MomentumPro ERP.
The API has also enabled Burson to implement several integrations streamlining a number of key business processes. Working together with Markinson, the MomentumPro API has undergone constant improvement to support these capabilities.
The most recent major endeavour for the Markinson and Burson Auto Parts business involves the warehousing integration software currently being used in the enormous new BAPCOR Distribution Centre in Melbourne which is currently in the process of replacing several smaller Burson Auto Parts (and other BAPCOR owned companies) warehouses.
This has seen a major level of enhanced inventory control software development and integration from Markinson.
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