The company says its systems can more accurately deal with batches of products to ensure that the products with the shortest shelf life are sold first.
“With the huge growth in demand for vitamins, bodybuilding and health food supplements in the UK and abroad, James and James have addressed the demand for specialist nutraceutical fulfilment.” said operations director, James Hyde.
“From 1 May 2013, we’ll be offering the ability to track best before end dates and even individual batches - something that is crucial for these types of products.”
The system works by dispatching goods based on their best-before dates and not the date they are received in the warehouse.
James and James said: “The process is fully automatic – gone are the days of manually checking individual bottles. Batches and best before dates are linked too, so it is fast and easy to ensure specific best before dates can be picked for those major trade clients who demand longer shelf life.”
“Clients can login and view an order from purchase right through to delivery and even to see who signed for it - all updated as it happens.”
“The system’s database holds and displays every last detail of the fulfilment process, from images of every product and case, through to the operator who last touched it.”