From Cradle to International Business Success
Normally, when parents deal with a fussy baby, they are focused on pacification. Then they zone out, exhausted.
That’s not the way it worked Zuzana Hlouskova.
When her child showed an uncomfortable allergic reaction to one diaper after another, she desperately needed a solution. Finally, after many attempts, she found a natural blend that did not lead to rashes and crying.
Rather than sit back with a satisfied job-well-done cup of tea: Hlouskova saw an opportunity.
In 2012, while on family leave, Hlouskova took the diaper that had worked for her own child and passed it around to her friends. It quickly caught on. Word spread.
By the beginning of 2014, Bamboolik had heen established.
Since then, the company has been growing and growing and growing some more. There are different product lines — all made from local raw material — but diapers are still the main focus. They come in either bamboo terry or organic cotton.
Every day, hundreds of diapers are produced and dozens of packages are sent throughout Europe and as far as Australia and Brazil. Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands are the largest international customers. The business has already outgrown two locations in Brno, Czech Republic. Now it has warehouse space that is quickly becoming too small.
Given the success, Bamboolik developed a problem.
Printing multiple sheets of paper to fill orders in the warehouse was inefficient. And, since the natural resources of the planet are not disposable, a lot of excess paperwork was counter to the ethics of the company.
Programmers used the Jetveo Platform to move orders online so that the old pen-and-paper processes have been replaced by entries in an XML format. Warehouse workers can check each item, locate it, pack it and label it, then double-check that the customer will get what was ordered. Orders start in the e-shop and go through the accounting system, Pohoda. The initial database shows if items are in stock.
The process starts every morning with the consolidation of all of the orders. Then, each warehouse worker is provided with their own list of orders to complete. They mark the orders and complete their checklists. Additional information and notes can be added as necessary. The final step sends information back into the Pohoda database to keep everything up to date.
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