Stock Control can be a challenging operation for a lot of companies due to the number of items that may be held and the number of suppliers that might be used. We’re here to let you know that it doesn’t have to be. With real-time stock control and efficient internal stock monitoring processes your stock can stop becoming a challenge and become a useful addition to your business.
We work with a wide range of clients managing and analysing their stock and have over 30 years experience with all stock management, pick and pack and distribution.
Our stock control processes involve:
Through our Mediabridge solution we provide online real-time stock management. All users are able to see how much of each item is left in stock and what the pack quantities are. If an individual tries to order outside of the minimum and maximum quantities allowed an error message will appear, so you have complete control over what can and can not be ordered. Approval processes can also be implemented.
We store all stock on site at our head office, which is a secure location, as we find that having all operations under one roof means a seemless process and increases efficiencies. Everything in our warehouse is stored under a dedicated stock number and is located in dedicated bays for ease of identification. Due to this process all stock can be reported on with accurate detail.
Our pick and pack service is not only used for any stock items but also for any kittings that we may do for a variety of clients. Our kitting service not only covers printed items but also any other promotional materials, such as umbrellas or T-shirts, that may be included within a kit. Due to every item carrying a stock code and bay number our pick and pack service is quick and the warehouse team are able to locate a stock product at any time.
Once an item has been picked and packed the job is then fulfilled by incorporating all the elements together and preparing the pack for distribution. Once the job is finished a delivery note is supplied and all jobs have to be signed for upon receipt. We have our own fleet of vehicles but also use overnight couriers to ensure timely deliveries across the UK.
Any stock items being delivered in to Matthews and any deliveries going out all go through our warehouse, so it enters and leaves at the same point. This ensures all stock is accounted for at all times and is documented when it leaves Matthews premises for complete order tracking and visibility.
What Our Clients Say
“Matthews go above and beyond to offer exceptional customer service. From regularly dropping in to go through samples face-to-face to providing a variety of quotes and options to suit our needs, they maintain a truly personal relationship, understanding the brand aesthetic and working with us to help us achieve it to a budget that works for both of us. Zoe and Ernie are absolutely stars. ”Sophie Ralls Head of Marketing, Killik & Co
“We would recommend Matthews for all of their services to any company.”Thoko Zondo Marketing Executive, Nando’s.
“Matthews demonstrated an easy to use system married with high quality print at competitive prices. Due to the demands of our business we felt that Matthews expertise and knowledge would be of benefit to our business both in terms of meeting deadlines and aiding us in meeting our key objectives, especially cost reductions.”Sarah Robinson Caesars Entertainment Group Marketing & Communications Manager.
“We continue to work closely with Matthews to develop the systems as they are of benefit to our business and Matthews have a true understanding of what we need and require. Matthews have consistently met our expectations and we would recommend them to any other company.”Sarah Robinson Caesars Entertainment Group Marketing & Communications Manager.
“The company was working with Matthews for a couple of years and was very happy with their services in comparison with the rest of our suppliers. When I joined the company, I wanted to make sure we were selecting the best suppliers to work with and optimise our projects. When I found out Matthews were able to produce our marketing and stationery printing needs, and also provide an online library, I knew they were the right partner to proceed to a rebranding exercise across 24 hotels in Europe. Such an exercise is possible with a reliable supplier, reactive and flexible as Matthews. It would not have come to life without our brilliant account manager Stephen Joy. I would recommend Matthews to any company with big printing needs.”Virginie Buades Regional Marketing Manager Europe, Millenium Hotels & Resorts.
“The team at Matthews has always proved accommodating and worked seamlessly with us to meet our deadlines. Whenever we’ve had to make last minute changes to the artwork Matthews has always dealt with these effectively and efficiently. I would not hesitate to recommend them as a trusted printing partner.”Sarah Weare Marketing Manager, Bremont.
“We were so impressed with the first brochure that Matthews produced for us there was no doubt in our minds that we wanted to continue working with them going forwards. Like us, their focus is on exceptional quality and the customer experience, so we are delighted to have found a printing partner who is aligned with our brand values.”Sarah Weare Marketing Manager, Bremont.
“I was aware of Matthews from working at a previous restaurant chain, and in their tender response they demonstrated excellent knowledge of our industry as well as being able to offer all the services we required plus much more at a high quality and standard. Matthews have worked with us in partnership to assist us in developing bespoke items such as take-out packaging and our Landlord boxes. Due to their knowledge and expertise these projects were seemless and painless.”Tate Connolly Brand Manager, Wagamama.
“Matthews also have a range of online services for us to utilise that enables us to empower our restaurants to order their own local marketing with complete brand and message control from us. This has led to our marketing teams being able to spend more valuable time with our restaurants and enabling them to grow their sales.”Thoko Zondo Marketing Executive, Nando’s.
“Matthews have an amazing amount of experience within the markets that we operate and as an expanding business that knowledge is invaluable as Matthews are able to advise us on the best print processes and stocks to use to achieve the objectives of each of our campaigns.”Thoko Zondo Marketing Executive, Nando’s.
“Since coming on board in May 2010, Matthews has provided a first class service. The work they have produced has been spot on and we are looking forward to enjoying a successful working relationship with them.”Fairfax Hall Co-founder, Sipsmith.