InVentry’s visitor management system enables Wood Foodservice to obtain their Grade AA BRC accreditation

The Client

Woods Foodservice was established over 40 years ago as London’s first premier foodservice company. They now deliver general and specialist dry, chilled and frozen ingredients to top chefs as well as to the general public. This family-owned business has also been voted Reader’s Choice Number 1 Foodservice company in the UK for five consecutive years and is continuing to strive in their sector.

The Challenge

Woods Foodservice needed to accurately track staff working hours, improve health and safety as well as the ability to streamline their payroll processes. The company had also been trying to achieve a BRC accreditation for quite some time and needed to be 100% GDPR compliant to do so.

With having over 100 members of staff along with regular visitors on-site, they needed to ensure they had an accurate record of who was on-site in the event of an emergency. Outdated paper-based checks and sign-in processes were no longer working for them.

The Solution

InVentry provided Woods Foodservice with the complete package. Their Managing Director had seen the system used in his children’s school and noticed how it could work for his business. InVentry has given the company the ability to run multiple detailed reports on all staff and visitors as well as making their visitor sign-in procedure completely paperless and GDPR compliant.

Shaun Frost, Assistant Logistics Manager at Woods Foodservice says “visitors like having all information available to them on one screen. All of our visitor policies and procedures are now available to view, upon signing into the building, and a health questionnaire is available to complete in one place rather than having it spread across multiple sheets of paper.”

InVentry has given Woods Foodservices the ability to secure a Grade AA BRC accreditation, something that they had been trying to achieve before introducing InVentry into their business. It’s also allowed them to offer custom questions to all visitors to gather needed information, before entering the building.

The staff at Woods Foodservice like that InVentry is easy to use. One scan of their card and they can sign in and out, quickly and easily. InVentry also allows the business to accurately track working hours which gives them an extra level of safety brought by knowing who is in the building at any time in the event of an emergency.

When asked for feedback on using InVentry so far, Shaun Frost, goes on to say, “we have been using InVentry for just over 9 months now and it has streamlined our operation massively. The initial set up was very straightforward and installation only took a few weeks from the date we placed our order. The system is easy to use and gives us complete control. We can’t thank InVentry enough for helping us streamline our sign in processes as well as helping us to achieve our grade AA BRC accreditation.”

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