The complete solution encompassed Head Office, Warehouse, Meat/Bakery Processing and EPoS software. The system is fully scalable as further modules and functionality can be added when/if required.

About Hugh Black & Sons

Hugh Black and Sons is a family business established in 1987 by the late Hugh Black and now run by his two sons, Craig and Hugh. The business employs over 70 local people across 6 shops in Armadale, Bathgate, Lanark, Cambuslang, Airdrie and Carluke and a purpose built preparation and distribution premises in the heart of Bathgate.

Annually they purchase around 650 cattle, 1300 lambs and 750 pigs and recent awards include Traditional Steak Pie Gold Award 2009 and 2007. By selecting through the auction system at Lanark and Stirling livestock markets they are able to source only the finest animals from a collection of Scottish Farms.

The Solution

The 23 new EPoS terminals (five shops have four terminals each and one shop has three) all tie into the butchery software which controls the purchasing, tracking and processing of meat products which is fully integrated into the RCS Merchandise Management system

Designed to manage both single and multiple sites, the butchery system manages Head Office, Warehouse(s), Processing Plant(s), and EPoS to provide central control over each stage of purchasing, meat processing, storage, distribution and selling.

Butchers can start with PC Scales linked to an EPoS Terminal and then build on the system to meet their requirements.