Founded in 1983, Van Dooren Kantoormeubelen began by supplying a variety of used office furniture. In the meantime, they have grown into an importer of a wide range with their cabinets, desks and chairs. In addition to office furniture, you can also find furniture in your wardrobe, reception or waiting room.
Manual planning took a lot of work
We speak with Bart Donkers. Bart works as Logistics Coordinator at Van Dooren Kantoormeubelen. "Previously, Van Dooren Kantoormeubelen worked with a manually written schedule. Every day, we checked which orders were complete and from which articles could be loaded into the trucks. This was a lot of work, especially because everything was written down manually. Also, the warehouse staff had to be supervised. All this by one person."
"Then my help was called in to structure the planning," Bart says. "First of all, I started to process the planning in Microsoft Excel, so that I could easily, quickly and set up the planning and adjust it if necessary. This was quite a step forward. Sales staff were able to view the Excel file, so that they, too, got an idea of the planning. After about three weeks of setting up the planning in Excel completely correctly, I thought it would be a good idea to take a closer look".
"Our drivers use the vPlan Go App daily, where they can indicate that they have completed a job and provide feedback.
How did you end up at vPlan?
"First of all, I went to find out what's going on in the world of planning," Bart explains his search. "Which software would be suitable for our company? Of course, there is plenty to find, but I thought it would be wise to start with the basics, our ERP system Exact Online. An employee of Exact Online advised me to contact vPlan. vPlan can be linked to Exact Online, which means that our sales orders end up directly in the online planning board of vPlan".
Why did you choose vPlan?
Bart: "Following Exact's tip, I took a good look at the website and reviews of vPlan. It felt good right away. The website is well-organised and clear and several other companies were already happy with the software. I made direct contact. The possibilities were explained to me step by step via e-mail, telephone and video calls. All my questions could be answered. When my colleagues also saw the advantages of vPlan, we decided to go with vPlan".
What is the result?
"We have been using vPlan for several months now and we are very satisfied. We are experiencing many major benefits. We can set up the planning board entirely by ourselves based on our process. All colleagues can view the planning with their account".
"Besides, in vPlan you can assign different roles to users. Our office colleagues can supplement and adjust the planning where necessary. Our drivers use the vPlan Go App on the phone every day. In the app, they can indicate that they have completed a job and provide feedback if necessary. "
Good experience with vPlan
"We have a good experience with vPlan. It is very easy to communicate with the vPlan employees. They think along with us and listen carefully to ideas for improvements to the planning software. Also, vPlan is constantly under development, so that improvements can be implemented quickly. We would certainly recommend vPlan to other companies! Bart concludes.
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