Ken Munro, new CEO of STL Distribution, has today written to STL’s trade customers to announce that “STL Distribution is back in business and working hard to return to the standard of service both suppliers and retailers have come to expect over the years.”
As well as restocking the warehouse and working to re-establish agreements with previous trading partners, the company has announced that SAP will be disbanded and the previous working system reinstated:
The transition project is already well underway and we expect to have the updated Informix platform operational within the first quarter of 2010. This is not a high risk IT project, with significant in-house knowledge and experience being brought to bear and previously robust process and technology being re-activated. Interim operational processes and IT are in place to ensure that service is minimally impacted through the transition. We will communicate the detailed IT plan in January and provide regular updates going forward.
This inevitably begs the question of why Biblica failed to take exactly this course of action a year ago; but wherever the faults lie and whatever the answer to that question, this is surely a time to celebrate and to welcome John Ritchie Ltd to their new role.
Ken Munro, I salute you!
- Read the full message on the STL Blog: A message from Ken Munro, the new CEO of STL Distribution