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Chris Stepek, an Integral Team Member at eoStar

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When a company like eoStar values growth and client satisfaction, then having a Business Support Specialist on board is a must. That’s why the eoStar team is thrilled to have Chris Stepek as a team member. Chris brings a lot to the table with his work as a Business Support Specialist, and his expertise has been vital in building relationships between eoStar and its clients. Recently, we sat down with Chris to get his perspective on eoStar, his job duties, and how he’s put his skills to work. 

Joining the Team 

As a Business Support Specialist, Chris works directly with our clients, making sure that those clients get everything they need from their eoStar products. Chris listens to clients, figures out what they need most, and then tests eoStar products. Through this process, Chris helps fine-tune eoStar products to help them meet customer demand. 

Chris also works with the operations side of eoStar software, including warehousing and inventory, as well as testing the newer products that eoStar has in development. Just like with general product testing, this part of the job puts Chris in direct communication with eoStar’s clients.  

When asked what he’s most proud of when it comes to his job, Chris answered: “I’m pretty proud of all the WMS projects.” “WMS” stands for “Warehouse Management Systems,” and these projects put Chris at the front and center of some of eoStar’s most important warehouse work. He provides management for all kinds of warehousing activities, including stocking and picking. It takes a lot of effort, but Chris has found that his skills and personality are suited to the work. 

In his time with eoStar, Chris has proven to be highly qualified for Business Support. In fact, Chris routinely works with some of the most difficult support issues, and he does so with aplomb. 

The Journey to eoStar 

So, how did Chris join the eoStar team? Part of the journey began at Coca-Cola Refreshments. Chris worked in their IT department for five years, working on operations projects. 

However, when Coke started selling pieces of their company to independent buyers, Chris’s division found itself under new ownership, and as a result, Chris and many others were laid off. Fortunately, Chris was quickly hired by eoStar, where he’s made a difference in the company ever since. 

Outside of Work 

Outside of work, Chris enjoys activities that let him work as a leader, a team player, and even an adventurer. Among other things, Chris enjoys hiking, fishing, and similar outdoor activities. Chris also enjoys some time indoors, too, especially now that the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols have changed the way people interact with each other. “Lately, it’s just been a lot of computer games,” he laughs. Still, Chris keeps his leadership and team player skills up to date with eoStar. 

What Does Chris Bring to the Table? 

What makes Chris such a valuable addition to the eoStar team? Due to his skillset, years of experience, leadership abilities, and his willingness to be a part of the team, Chris has become a vital part of eoStar’s overall reputation for client satisfaction. Thanks to Chris, clients at eoStar can get exactly what they need from their products. They also know that someone on the eoStar team is always on their side, helping them to improve their business structures and keep their own clients satisfied. 

Chris also plays a big role in eoStar’s warehouse organization. Without employees like Chris, warehouses can go from a well-organized machine to a source of chaos, and that change can happen fast. However, Chris helps warehouse teams keep up the pace, and he does it while simultaneously juggling multiple responsibilities. 

As a result, Chris has quickly become an asset to eoStar, and his positive impact on the company continues each day. 

Want to Learn More about EoStar? Contact us Today

Curious about eoStar’s employee structure, the role of a Business Support Specialist, or eoStar in general? The eoStar team would love to answer your questions. Contact our team today to learn more, or take a look at some of eoStar’s product options. In any case, we would love to hear from you.

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Why is Electronic Picking Necessary?

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Warehouses don’t have to be chaotic. Sure, they may look intimidating at first glance, but you know your warehouses, and you have a system. With electronic picking from eoStar, you can make your warehouses even more efficient. Electronic picking saves time, money, and effort, leaving room for company growth, high employee morale, and customer satisfaction. 

Electronic Picking Means More Order Accuracy 

eoStar’s electronic picking system uses a headset and voice to tell warehouse employees what to pull off the shelves. It removes the need for a piece of paper and clipboard by bringing the instructions right to employees’ ears. 

When employees must constantly look up and down at a piece of paper, it’s easy to look at the wrong line. The headset, however, removes the risk of reading the wrong instruction, thus reducing the risk of human error. 

You’ll get better order accuracy from an electronic picking system, and better order accuracy means more satisfied clients. It also means saving money on returned orders. Overall, a more accurate system can mean a healthier bottom line. 

Save Time and Increase Productivity 

The paper and clipboard method can slow down your warehouse employees as they work and try to avoid mistakes. Again, with a piece of paper, warehouse employees can easily read the wrong line, which is why many employees spend a lot of time double-checking the paper. Electronic picking removes the need for second-guessing, which lets your employees finish what they need to accomplish in a shorter amount of time. 

This saved time can mean saved money and/or company growth, and it can help smaller companies that don’t have a lot of employees to fill their orders. 

Decrease Employee Turnover 

Employee turnover can cost a lot of time and money for a company. Electronic picking can help. The voice picking method can make warehouse jobs simpler, decreasing the learning curve for new employees. This way, your company can keep employees satisfied, retain hires, and maintain a thriving business. 

Electronic Picking with EoStar: eoPick

Want to see what electronic picking can do for your company? eoStar can help with eoPick, our electronic voice picking solution. With eoPick, companies report more efficiency, fewer errors, and other benefits. See how eoPick can help your company’s bottom line. 
Have questions? Ready to get started? Contact an eoStar rep  today to learn more. We’d love to help you transform your warehouses and help your company thrive.

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Benefits of Route Accounting Software for Your Direct Store Delivery

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Does your direct store delivery organization need route accounting software

DSDs work differently than most other distributing solutions. As a result, they have particular needs. The right route accounting software can help meet those needs. 

Route Accounting Software Provides Real-Time Updates  

For the most part, direct store delivery organizations handle perishable items like milk, bread, and other things with a relatively short shelf life. Route accounting software makes an excellent choice for the companies that deliver these items. 

Out of necessity, DSD deliveries happen much more quickly than warehouse deliveries. Perishable items have to spend as little time as possible in transit so that the consumer can maximize the shelf life of their items. 

Because DSD deliveries happen more quickly than other types of delivery, DSD companies sometimes need more updates along the way to make sure that their items get where they need to go. Route accounting software provides those updates, eliminating a lot of product-related anxiety. 

Optimize Your Routes 

With the right software, DSD organizations can quickly find the easiest way to get from point A to point B. Not only can DSDs find the most efficient initial routes, but the real-time updates we mentioned earlier can help DSDs change routes if an accident or weather pattern makes another route more efficient in the short term. 

Much like the benefit of real-time updates, route optimization helps companies that primarily carry perishable items. The less time your deliverables spend on the road, the faster they can get to their point of sale, which means more product freshness and better-end user satisfaction. And of course, when the end-user experiences more satisfaction with the product, your client will experience more satisfaction with your deliveries. 

Customization and Flexibility 

No two DSDs are the same. Each one has its own unique structure, clients, routes, and needs. If you have the right route accounting software, then you’ll have a powerful tool on your side to meet your company’s needs. 

The best route software will give you plenty of room for customization and flexibility. Your software should fit into your business seamlessly. 

Productivity Enhancement 

Route software can improve productivity for DSDs just as well as it can improve productivity for non-DSD logistics services. How? By removing unnecessary lulls from the supply chain. With route accounting software, you can keep up with virtually every aspect of your supply chain from inventory to payment monitoring. When all of these steps are fast and simple, you and your team can work as efficiently as possible. 

Boost Your Sales 

Remember the customer satisfaction we mentioned earlier? That customer satisfaction can increase your business reputation, which in turn can increase your sales. 

How else can your route accounting software increase your sales? It all comes back to your increased efficiency and productivity. When your team works more productively, you have time and space available for business growth. Plus, because route software can make your sales easier, you can make more of those sales without unnecessary hassle. 

Save Time on Reconciliation 

At the end of the day, when you go over your receipts and inventory, it’s important that the numbers add up. If anything falls out of place, you could spend a lot of time trying to figure out what happened. 

Your accounting software can change that. With the right accounting software, you can keep track of your stock, reloads, sales, and more from a single platform. Because the software keeps track of all of the important factors, your numbers will add up more easily at the end of the day, and you can save even more time. 

Advanced Analytics for Better Insight 

With the best route accounting software, you’ll get analytics to match the current job demands. In recent years, your orders and deliveries have probably gotten a lot more complex and difficult. These complexities can make it difficult to track and analyze your data for future use. 

The right software, however, can apply advanced analytics to the increasingly complicated sales process. From there, you can tailor your client experiences based on the resulting insights. 

Route Accounting Software from eoStar 

Ready to make sure that your route accounting software provides all of the above and more? eoStar’s software is proven to provide a competitive advantage with faster fulfillment and faster reconciliation. We help our clients save time and avoid hassle so that they can provide a better experience for their own clients. 

With eoStar, you can simplify your oversight and planning from the moment you implement your new software. Want to learn more? Contact us today to request your demo. We can’t wait to show you how eoStar software works and how it can work for you. 

You know that your clients deserve the best. We believe the same about ours.