Wadsworth Oil has already seen efficiency gains in daily operations following implementation of the enterprise resource planning system.
Wadsworth Oil Co. of Clanton Inc. completed the rollout of its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system—PDI Enterprise.
PDI Enterprise—enterprise management software that provides centralized operational control and visibility—offers financial, retail, wholesale petroleum and workforce management solutions that result in profitable growth for retailers and petroleum marketers.
Wadsworth Oil Co. implemented every part of PDI’s Enterprise solution, including its business intelligence tools, which are now providing reliable, real-time data insights for better decision making.
“Our legacy software system was serving our needs well, but PDI Enterprise is simply better, and it was time to make a change,” said Jim Wadsworth, CEO, Wadsworth Oil Co. “PDI has a community of retailers, and based on our conversations with other companies, we knew it was the way to go. We’re already seeing efficiency gains in our daily operations across the company. That has been especially evident in our efforts to streamline our workforce management processes and ensure we have the right people, in the right place, at the right time to better serve our customers.”
PDI’s ERP solution is also designed to improve companies’ forecasting and visibility by anticipating inventory needs based on long-term historical trends, seasonal demand, holidays, events and promotions. In addition to inventory ordering, the software’s transaction-level data reporting improves staffing levels and store-level promotions that drive repeat business for retailers.
Lastly, Wadsworth Oil Co. is also using PDI’s pricebook management services, which provides expert level pricebook management to help increase scan rates and accuracy, thereby improving the in-store experience for customers.
“PDI is committed to partnering with companies throughout every stage in their relationship with us to meet the tailored needs of their organization, and I’m excited we’ve reached this milestone with Wadsworth Oil Co.,” said Bo Harvey, senior vice president and general manager, global operations, PDI. “Our desire to see customers succeed is the driving force behind everything we do, and we’re excited to continue helping Wadsworth Oil Company provide exceptional experiences for their customers.”
Clanton, Ala.-based Wadsworth Oil Co. was established in 1977 by Jim Wadsworth.
Wadsworth, who still owns the business today, operates a nine-store chain, including two truck stops.