With a new leadership team formed in July 2015, Blue Max Banner is a multi-million pound company and the UK’s leading independent supplier of schoolwear. Originally two companies, Blue Max and Banner merged in 2012 to form Blue Max Banner, acquiring a new 60,000 square feet warehousing and office facility in Trowbridge as their headquarters.
From here, PrimaNet was chosen as the IT solution to integrate the companies and support the ongoing development of Blue Max Banner. The project resulted in a successfully merged business operating in new premises with a dedicated, newly fitted warehouse storing one million hanging garments alongside a separate carton stock warehouse. BMB is using the latest technology in all areas of business management and has seen huge successes with the implementation of our Warehouse Management System throughout.
Shipping over 4 million garments during the Back-to-School season with 1,000 despatches per day, getting the process right and delivering goods on time are critical to the ongoing success of Blue Max Banner. The new WMS provides all the functionality required to support this process and is fully integrated to PrimaNet.
“We were delighted to be chosen to provide the IT solution to integrate Blue Max and Banner into BMB and the timely delivery of this new WMS is a credit to all involved. BMB has a great team to work with and we look forward to supporting their continued success long into the future.”
JOHN NORMANCHAIRMAN OF PRIMA SOLUTIONS
"It was vital that this new software was operational in time for our 2014 Back-to-School period and that is exactly what we have achieved. We were operating with tight deadlines and the team from both companies worked with a great sense of partnership and purpose and the results are a great success. We are already working with Prima on our next project in what is a great IT partnership.”
NIGEL PLENDERLEITHMANAGING DIRECTOR OF BMB
“It has been a pleasure to work with Prima on this project. Our Warehouse Team has quickly taken to the new WMS and we are already able to process 6 or 7 times more garments in the same time in some key areas. The overall functionality is excellent, it is very user friendly and the pre-pick, pack and hold function is the best I’ve seen. Accuracy is extremely high and we are working with real confidence.”