Ryan McLintock - GoDigital Champion

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Ryan McLintock

Division Manager - Kunara Organic Marketplace

Ryan has a retail management background and has developed his digital skills from testing, trialling, implementing and problem solving the technology-related systems that Kunara has adopted.

As Division Manager, Ryan is always looking for ways to improve the business – to reduce costs and improve the bottom line.

Investing in new technologies has proven extremely successful for Kunara, however putting new systems in place has been a learning curve.

When implemented correctly and with the right training, technology has drastically improved the productivity and efficiencies of Kunara’s overall business operations – running a live system has changed the business from being reactive to proactive.

Supported by the integration of digital technologies, Kunara has grown from a niche store into a corporate business, with plans to expand nationally over the next few years. Over the past 3 years, the business has experienced a 40 per cent growth, with staff numbers increasing from 55 to over 160.

Ways in which digital solutions have contributed to the growth include:

  • streamlined HR processes incorporating fingerprint scanners: allowing staff to accept rostered shifts, access payslips and provide reports to management

  • digital payroll system: decreased the payroll process from 2 days to 4 hours

  • improved management reporting and control mechanisms through portable data entry scanners: allowing managers to react in real time to take control of the major driving key performance indicators for the business (for example, sales, gross profit percentage, wastage and stock control)

  • stocktake processes minimised from late night efforts to a 2 to 3 hour timeframe.

The internet and the digital economy has removed geographic barriers to market. Businesses can compete globally from anywhere in the world. Ryan encourages growing businesses to take advantage of this by researching and utilising the many great digital systems available and to select a supportive digital project management company to roll out a new system and train staff. He advises other businesses to ensure the digital program is designed for their industry and has proven success.

New, innovative technologies are fast becoming a part of Kunara’s business culture and Ryan is committed to continually growing alongside the advances in technology. The next step for Kunara is to implement an interactive training environment for employees.

G o D i g i t a l Q l d

Ryan McLintock

Division Manager - Kunara Organic Marketplace

Ryan has a retail management background and has developed his digital skills from testing, trialling, implementing and problem solving the technology-related systems that Kunara has adopted.

As Division Manager, Ryan is always looking for ways to improve the business – to reduce costs and improve the bottom line.

Investing in new technologies has proven extremely successful for Kunara, however putting new systems in place has been a learning curve.

When implemented correctly and with the right training, technology has drastically improved the productivity and efficiencies of Kunara’s overall business operations – running a live system has changed the business from being reactive to proactive.

Supported by the integration of digital technologies, Kunara has grown from a niche store into a corporate business, with plans to expand nationally over the next few years. Over the past 3 years, the business has experienced a 40 per cent growth, with staff numbers increasing from 55 to over 160.

Ways in which digital solutions have contributed to the growth include:

  • streamlined HR processes incorporating fingerprint scanners: allowing staff to accept rostered shifts, access payslips and provide reports to management

  • digital payroll system: decreased the payroll process from 2 days to 4 hours

  • improved management reporting and control mechanisms through portable data entry scanners: allowing managers to react in real time to take control of the major driving key performance indicators for the business (for example, sales, gross profit percentage, wastage and stock control)

  • stocktake processes minimised from late night efforts to a 2 to 3 hour timeframe.

The internet and the digital economy has removed geographic barriers to market. Businesses can compete globally from anywhere in the world. Ryan encourages growing businesses to take advantage of this by researching and utilising the many great digital systems available and to select a supportive digital project management company to roll out a new system and train staff. He advises other businesses to ensure the digital program is designed for their industry and has proven success.

New, innovative technologies are fast becoming a part of Kunara’s business culture and Ryan is committed to continually growing alongside the advances in technology. The next step for Kunara is to implement an interactive training environment for employees.

G o D i g i t a l Q l d

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