About

Welcome to i_CONSIGNMENT, our inventory management system.  Created to ensure you deliver the best customer experience – every time – on time.  Speed to market is critical, we know your reputation depends on it. i_CONSIGNMENT ensures that you can react fast, with genuine flexibility. In the ever increasingly competitive print service industry – growing and retaining your customers, is crucial.  Always have the right stock, in the right place, at the right time.
Transform your
business today

Right Stock

  • Analysis and consultation of your order history results in the agreed upon ‘Minimum and Maximum’ trigger levels of stock holding required for your business.
  • i_CONSIGNMENT helps monitor your trends, determines how much stock you have on hand, how much you have consumed and how much is due to be delivered - all in real time.
  • If your on-hand quantity falls below the minimum trigger level, a replenishment delivery is automatically generated.

Right Place

  • i_CONSIGNMENT affords you the comfort of holding adequate stock levels on your premises at any given time, but with the advantage of only paying for what you use.
  • The convenience of one consolidated invoice a month. Lets you drive maximum efficiency and productivity.
  • Manage expectations by balancing your cash flow priorities on a daily basis, a fundamental for any business.
  • i_CONSIGNMENT provides you with sleek, purpose-fit shelving and racking solutions to suit all your production demands.

Right Time

  • Embrace the pace of digital print, going from design to consumer in minimal time. Never run out of stock with i_CONSIGNMENT. Hit print with confidence that you will deliver - on time - every time.
  • i_CONSIGNMENT streamlines your deliveries, curtails administration handling and waste.
  • Sudden increase in production demand? New items can be added at any point - with just a click of a button.

Shelving & Racking

i_CONSIGNMENT has a range of sturdy, effective shelving solutions to suit all your production requirements. We’re also able to work with your existing shelving systems.

Post Installation

Implementing i_CONSIGNMENT into your business is a seamless transition, with our post installation program.
Transform your
business today

  • To make on boarding as smooth as possible, for the first 3 months - We’ll be there. We’ll organise monthly check-in appointments to audit your i_CONSIGNMENT set-up.
  • We’ll collectively review minimum and maximum stock holding levels are appropriate.
  • And, we’ll refresh usage training for all your staff to ensure the platform is being maximised.
  • To ensure your i_CONSIGNMENT is optimised, we’ll send you a quick email reminder the 3rd week of the month to prompt you to consume stock by the end of the month.
  • This will result in a slick, consolidated monthly invoicing process that will reduce administration and handling.

Consuming Stock

Consuming your stock as you go - is critical to keeping your i_CONSIGNMENT optimised and running smoothly. This ensures a straightforward invoicing and restocking process with no delays.

  • Option 1 – Use the camera option on your Smartphone to scan the QR Code and you will immediately have access to consume your stock.
  • Option 2 – Simply log on to The Portal and select the ‘Consume’ tab and you can easily record usage.
  • Don’t worry, we’ll cover all this in your onboarding.

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Testimonials

At first I was a bit reluctant to swap over to i_CONSIGNMENT but now using it for the last 8 months, it has been fantastic. Especially throughout Covid, it allowed us to control cash flow while not missing out on any urgent work as all our stocks were sitting on the shelves ready to go . Our Production Manager has also embraced it, as i_CONSIGNMENT now means the end of stock takes.
Jason O’Connor
SNAP Eastwood / St Leonards

As a typical offset printer, we had been cutting stock down to use on our digital presses rather than using paper already trimmed through Ball & Doggett to save a little money due to different pricing from larger sheets to trim down. We decided to give i_CONSIGNMENT a go and the savings we have been able to make within the business is enormous. No more down time on staff cutting down sheets, cut errors and ordering paper have been major advantages from my point of view.

All sheets supplied are wrapped in reams clearly labelled and cut perfectly to ensure no down time on the presses and ease of our finishing department to complete jobs without any movement. The online portal for i_CONSIGNMENT is extremely easy to use - allocate and consume stock that you have onsite and the automatic replenishment when you have reached the minimum amount (which is set by you and can be adjusted at any stage.) Overall, this move to i_CONSIGNMENT has been an extremely easy process and looking back we should have implemented this into our business years ago. I highly recommend other companies to incorporate i_CONSIGNMENT into their business.
Brad Wootton
Sovereign Press Pty Ltd

As the owner operator of Edgeprint in Mooroopna, I have been ordering paper using i_CONSIGNMENT for awhile now and I find it quite an efficient way to place all of our Ball & Doggett orders. It is simple and easy to use and can confidently recommend it.
Terry Morris
Edgeprint, Mooroopna

I would be very happy to recommend Ball & Doggett’s i_CONSIGNMENT as a great way to buy paper. There are plenty of benefits to using i_CONSIGNMENT with the main ones being you always have the paper you need on hand ready to use. If you need to adjust the variety of paper or minimum and maximum levels for each type of paper stocked, you can do so easily. You are not invoiced for the paper until you actually use it and record its use on the system and you only get invoiced once a month which cuts down on data entry. Orders are always delivered the next day with no delivery fee and in good condition by a friendly Ball & Doggett driver. Finally, I’ve saved time and money by using i_CONSIGNMENT as I don’t have lots of different varieties of paper sitting on the shelves that I’ve only used for one job nor do I have extra delivery charges for last minute orders.
Ric Dakin
Printing Intelligence - PiCreative

FAQ

How do I sign-up to i_CONSIGNMENT?

Easy, either email us signup.i_consignment@ballanddoggett.com.au or contact your B&D representative.

What do you mean by minimum / maximum stock holding levels?

Minimum is the point where if your stock dropped below this - you would still have enough on hand to continue until a replenishment delivery arrived.

Can I change my minimum / maximum stock holding levels at any time?

Sure, just contact us portal@ballanddoggett.com.au or reach out to your B&D representative.

Can I order product outside of i_CONSIGNMENT?

Of course, login to The Portal and select ‘Orders’.

Can I send stock back if I don’t use it?

Certainly, you just need to alert your B&D representative or send your request to portal@ballanddoggett.com.au.

Can I add new items to i_CONSIGNMENT if I need to?

Absolutely. Just reach out to your B&D representative or contact us portal@ballanddoggett.com.au.

Do I have to use the PC to consume stock?

Not at all, you can simply scan the QR Code on your Smartphone to record your usage.

If I have a manual consignment with B&D, can I convert this to i_CONSIGNMENT?

Definitely, please contact your B&D representative and they’ll start the process.

What happens if I consume stock but don’t record it?

You will not be replenished with new stock and risk production being interrupted or delayed.

Can I reverse my consumption if I made an error?

Sure thing, login to The Portal and select ‘Usage’ locate the transaction and click ‘Reverse’ the quantity of stock will be put back on hand.

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