QuickBooks inventory management software
Sean Rundle, Vice President of Operations
Vice President of Operations
MR BOX, INC.
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Mike Rundle (the 'MR' in MR BOX) established the company in 2000 and laid a foundation for success through his nearly three decades of experience and networking in the agricultural packaging industry, his reputation for innovation and a green business approach.
The company began as a one-man operation and has grown with the addition of a hand-picked exceptional staff that includes many of Mike Rundle's family and friends. His two children have been in the business for several years and his wife handles the finances and bookkeeping.
"We're really proud to be able to be a small, family-owned business that can provide the best service for our customers," said Sean Rundle, Mike Rundle's son and the Vice President of Operations. "They can call 24-hours a day, 7-days a week and we're able to help."
As a known leader in the industry, MR BOX provides comprehensive agricultural packaging solutions to meet the evolving needs of their customers.
Sean Rundle said the majority of their customer base resides within California's Central Valley area, so they have two locations on each end of the valley, which ensures that the customers get their product from the field to the consumer as soon as possible. Both locations are fully-functional and provide box make-up, logistics and shipping, hence being a "one-stop-shop".
"The fact that my father has been in the business for so long, has allowed him to build up great relationships," Rundle said.
These solid, lasting relationships built within the Central Valley among the most prominent farming families and businesses have attributed greatly to MR BOX's success, along with their exceptional customer service.
"We work with our farmers on a daily basis so that we can service them when they need us," Rundle said.
"We're dedicated to providing the best service for our customers and the best product at a competitive price."
ACCTivate! filled their void as rapid growth hit
"We needed something that would work with our accounting software and still provide us with up-to-date, real-time information on our
inventory," Rundle said. Another need was barcoding functionality to scan products in and out of inventory with speed and accuracy.
MR BOX found ACCTivate! through a referral, who was familiar with the software. The recommendation was spot-on, filling their void with the functionality they required.
ACCTivate!'s flexibility sold them
"ACCTivate! has lived up to what we expected as far as flexibility," Rundle said. "Your customer service department has been
really good at helping us configure the software to fit our business needs."
In terms of the real-time inventory tracking they required from the start, ACCTivate! delivered and they find it to be one of the biggest time savers for their business.
"Originally we tracked our inventory by hand and since switching to ACCTivate! we see less mistakes," Rundle said.
ACCTivate! has also helped them meet their goals by working flawlessly with QuickBooks and keeping all information up-to-date.
They met their original need for barcoding functionality by arming their mobile handheld devices with ACCTivate! Mobile modules, including
Mobile Order Picking, which has proven to save them time and reduce their shipping errors.
"The Mobile Order Picking module allows us to go out and check inventory and pull sales orders without being in front of a computer," Rundle said.
ACCTivate!'s Landed Cost feature eliminates the challenges of calculating true cost by accurately capturing all costs associated with the
acquisition of goods, specifically freight in MR BOX's case.
"The Landed Cost feature helps us get a real world dollar amount of the actual costs of our freight shipments," Rundle said.
The Drop Ship Purchasing Wizard has injected speed into their purchasing process.
"We save a lot of time in being able to create Drop Ship POs within ACCTivate!," Rundle said. "The Drop Ship Wizard has completely streamlined our process."
To sum it all up, Rundle said the inventory control capabilities, comprehensive reporting and detail of information that ACCTivate! provides has had the greatest impact on helping them as a whole with their business.
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