Case Studies

Mavoni co-delivers with Software AG on Inventory Management solution at MassMart

Mavoni Technologies, a leading provider of enterprise IT solutions, has implemented an inventory management system within Massmart's MassDiscounters division. The inventory management project's aim is to ensure that accurate and complete inventory master-data is captured and maintained. This is achieved through creating a layer of governance by implementing a workflow solution that automates the current manual inventory management process and allow for web based inventory management of stock items.

The process begins with a supplier providing information about a stock item, and continues through a series of tasks to various departments / parties within Mass Discounters who validate, approve and add information to the stock item. The current process is slow; no tracking of the process status is available; it is error prone; and not all departments which should be involved in the process are considered. Automating the process using a workflow-solution will resolve these issues and allow for additional rich functionality, such as capturing item details in a web browser, flexible task routing based on item type or priority and introducing time management and escalations of tasks.

"WebMethods BPMS not only provides strong business process optimization capabilities as required by MassMart, but also includes the application of rule based workflow automation and escalation. The WebMethods platform will streamline the business process of managing thousands of stock items while exposing it to various stakeholders as they move through step of the workflow system. We are proud to be implementing this system alongside Software AG South Africa in one of the first projects that will directly improve the logistics of inventory management at Massmart." said Tinyiko Valoyi, Mavoni Technologies's CEO.

About Massmart (Mass Discounters)

Massmart is a South African-based globally competitive regional management group, invested in a portfolio of differentiated, complementary, focused wholesale and retail formats, each reliant on high volumes and operational excellence as the foundation of price leadership, in the distribution of mainly branded consumer goods for cash. It is the third largest distributor of consumer goods in Africa, the leading retailer of general merchandise, liquor and home improvement equipment and supplies, and the leading wholesaler of basic foods.

About Mavoni Technologies

Mavoni Technologies is an empowered information technology service provider focusing on the provision of enterprise IT solutions and outsourcing services to the corporate and public service sectors in South Africa. Mavoni's focus is in helping organizations to leverage technology to streamline their business processes, achieve productivity gains, lower their operational costs and ultimately win market share.

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