Glisten Confectionery has installed a new integrated stock, warehousing and distribution system linking its two factories in Blackburn and Skegness.

The Enterprise Resource Planning TROPOS network supplied by SSI (Basingstoke) has reduced stock level inaccuracies between the two factories and a third-party warehouse, it says.

TROPOS provides visibility and control of sales, purchasing and stock in one system. The second stage of the installation next year will involve the planning, Materials Requirements Planning and production elements that will enable Glisten to balance demand against available capacity.

The scheduling module will produce work-to-do lists by week, day, shift, hour, down to the nearest minute.