A few straws with bull sperm
Semex Holland B.V. from Friesland, is a big player in the field of breeding bull sperm. They are the exclusive distributers of the Canadian company Semex in the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark. In cooperation with dairy farmers Semex works on a healthy, productive and sustainable livestock. Centralisation of the storage of sperm straws in nitrogen tanks should improve the company process and make it easier, more efficient and more lucrative.
“Until 2019, the storage and management of sperm straws was outsourced to local representatives, each with their own stock”, says Jitske van der Krieke. She is responsible for logistics, sales and support within the company. ”However, the volatile market asks for a central storage which enables agile reponse to supply and demand. In addition, this creates economies of scale. A single central storage and distribution system enables close monitoring of what can be delivered immediately, what is in stock and what needs to be ordered.”
Jitske: ”We started looking for suitable software to manage this centralisation and all the adaptations that will go with it. We wanted to be able to automise everything and have access to administrative processes from any location. Eventually, we chose Exact Online supplemented by T-Box.”
On the road to optimal company processes
Each container contains a stock of bull semen
Jitske says that the new central system has many advantages. Semex Holland BV has been able to deliver directly to customers since June 2019. The current stock is always known. The excellent registration of batch numbers makes it possible to get an insight into each bull’s success factors. All details can be at the disposal of Food and Product Safety authorities within seconds.
Keeping stock is expensive. By responding well to supply and demand, stocks can be disposed of as strategically as possible. “First we worked with the sperm of 10 bulls. Now we deal with about two hundred and fifty”, says Jitske van der Krieke.
Transferring to Exact Online and T-Box with the support of Acconet
“Acconet has coached us through the entire transition process. This has taught us a lot. We now know how things work and how orders correspond with each other. T-Box works in the background to connect all the input.” Jitske says that the new central system saves a lof of time and energy. “Everything runs smoothly. We have not been in touch with Acconet since the introduction of the system, a year ago now. That speaks for itself.”
More about Acconet and T-Box
Acconet, provider of company software, supports companies in their implementation of Exact software packages. Their self- developed product T-Box enables integration of additional data into Exact Online or another type of business administration. In addition T-Box can make collaborating companies’ divergent systems communicate with each other. In the Exact App Center and on the T-Box site there are several solutions Acconet can offer with T-Box.
Acconet has coached us through the entire transition process. This has taught us a lot. We now know how things work and how orders correspond with each other. T-Box works in the background to connect all the input.