Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

IT Update

Delta Impact, strategic supply solutions provider to electronic manufacturers, has spent about £100,000 with ERP specialist CPiO for a Sage Line 500 upgrade. The three-year contract, which includes software, service and support, replaces Delta Impact’s legacy CS3 system and is helping the organisation to improve its customer focused business processes, increase productivity and access to management information. Delta Impact offers electronic supply services to organisations in the electronics and manufacturing industries. It brings together a range of products and applies lean supply chain systems that enable its customers to focus on their core competencies, reduce materials, resource and production costs.

Oracle is launching the new Oracle Supply Chain Management 11i.10 to help companies meet evolving supply chain management challenges, eliminate waste, comply with government regulations, improve standards-based collaboration and increase profitable growth. The software includes new global capabilities that help companies create truly open supply chains for better collaboration and data exchange, while supporting all currencies, languages and time zones. New features and functionality address three critical supply chain trends: global growth, building a lean enterprise, and managing risk and compliance.

TXT e-solutions has implemented its Demand Planning Module to improve forecasting at Grampian Country Pork, part of agri-food business Grampian Food Group. The Demand Planning Solution for Food & Beverage will be used by eight production units to forecast orders from leading retailers. Grampian initiated a supply chain management project aimed at improving forecast accuracy in a market where demand is highly variable due to both seasonal demand and product promotions. The wrong forecast could not only lead to loss of sales and poor customer service, but over production can lead to spoilage costs as the products pass their shelf life.