Situation 

The Lobster Pot is Wales’ biggest exporter of live crabs and lobster. The business is seeing significant growth and are looking to double the size of its processing capability. 
As part of this expansion the business also needs to review its ICT functionality as it is uncertain that its current systems and processes are robust or integrated enough to handle much larger, more complex business.. 

Solution 

Pro Outsourcing were able to provide a fully funded work package via European Regional Development fund to walk through the business requirements from receipt of orders through to despatch of goods. Looking at the business compliance requirements, software, accounts and how all the elements come together to create a process flow and highlight areas for improvement 

Result 

The Lobster Pot operates in an industry that must comply with strict traceability and reporting legislation. Pro Outsourcing created a strategic plan that focused on; Purchasing, goods receipt, labelling, stock visibility, BOM structures, Business software functionality, ICT Hardware and a full suite of monthly reports. 
This considerably reduced manual processes and improved the functionality of managing data throughout the business, and resulted in increased labour productivity, stress free traceability, real-time stock status and management reports based on actual business results. 
 

Passionate about Procurement 

Every business has hidden potential that they don’t even realise. Our focus as procurement and supply chain consultants is on helping SMEs unlock that potential, by reducing business costs and increasing profits. 
 
Using experience gained from over 50 years working in large multinational blue-chip organisations such as Airbus™, JCB™, and Prysmian Group™, we have what it takes to transform your approach to procurement and rationalise your supply chain. 
 
With expert insights and the latest technology, we can advise you on ways to improve your operation, implement our plans using industry best practice, and even manage your slick new procurement process as a virtual extension of your team. 
 
From our base in Wrexham, North Wales, we are trusted procurement consultants to 
companies of all sizes, with proven results across all market sectors. Get in touch to find out how we can help you. 
With expert insights and the latest technology, we can advise you on ways to improve your operation, implement our plans using industry best practice, and even manage your slick new procurement process as a virtual extension of your team. 
 
From our base in Wrexham, North Wales, we are trusted procurement consultants to 
companies of all sizes, with proven results across all market sectors. Get in touch to find out how we can help you. 
“…Pro Outsourcing were able to walk into our business and understand the complex nature of the industry. 
 
They created a strategic plan to improve processes, efficiency, ensure compliance & reduce costs. I’m very pleased with the result and look forward to ongoing work with Tom and his team…” 
 
 
 
Julie Hill 
Director - The Lobster Pot Ltd 
Julie Hill 
Director - The Lobster Pot Ltd 
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