Size of IS shop: 10
Mobile PCs: 45
Hand-held devices: 330
Total screens: 1811
Industry: Wholesale and retail trade
PC environment: MS Dos; Windows XP, NT, 2000; Lenovo
Server environment: Dell, IBM, Novell, Microsoft
DBMS: FoxPro, Oracle, SQL
Address: 78 Carbine Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland 1060
Key IS projects this year: New POS rollout; weighted actual average cost.
ICT for Bunnings in New Zealand, a subsidiary of Bunnings Australia, covers four main areas — the Bunnings Trade DC, the Bunnings Warehouse stores, the Bunnings small format stores and the Bunnings Support Office. Oracle financials (AP, AR and GL) are run out of the Bunnings’ Perth datacentre. All other core
systems are based locally. These include a sales and marketing Oracle data warehouse and Cognos reporting. Gen-i manages email, WAN and telecommunications services for Bunnings in New Zealand.
The building materials and home improvement retailer/supplier values sustainability and seeks to lessen its “environmental impact in ways that are measurable”, including achieving better and more efficient use of resources and ensuring suppliers operate sustainably and ethically — from the products it carries in store to ICT practices within the business itself.
Key IT projects for 2010 include a new POS rollout, supply chain enhancements, eCommerce and mobility, says ITS manager David Hollies.
Bunnings has 42 stores in New Zealand 16 Bunnings Warehouses, one Trade DC in East Tamaki, and 25 small format stores. The latest store to open was the ex-Mitre 10 site on Tory St in central Wellington, which launched over the Easter weekend in April.
Bunnings will open an additional three new or redeveloped stores before the end of the year, one each in Dunedin, Lyall Bay and
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