Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

IT Update

Third-party logistics firm TDG has ‘gone live’ with Manhattan Associates’ Warehouse Management solution at its 16,740sq m distribution centre at Swindon. The TDG-operated facility serves as a dedicated national facility for the Early Learning Centre (ELC), receiving goods from ELC’s suppliers in the UK and around the world and acting as a radial hub for the onward distribution of goods to the chain’s 213-strong store network across the UK. The deployment of Manhattan’s Warehouse Management solution, running on IBM’s eServer platform, has provided TDG with flexibility and agility in replenishing ELC stores.

The MW Group has selected retail solutions provider Alphameric to implement its Windows-based, Chip & PIN-enabled EPOS solution. Implementation will be across 64 EPOS terminals in 36 stores and will enable the group to better control its data and reduce fraudulent transactions. Alphameric is also the first Hewlett Packard partner to incorporate the latest JP rp5000 base unit into its solution, providing the MW Group with the latest in Chip & PIN technology. The Alphameric solution will enable it to run an integrated merchandise management system providing visibility and co-ordination across all stores, improving both information availability and communication.

Amcor PET Packaging North America has signed a major contract with supply chain execution solutions provider Wesupply to help reduce raw material inventory and cost throughout its supply chain network. Before embarking on this project Amcor PET Packaging wanted to be sure that its trading partners, customers and internal operations would all benefit in terms of reducing complexity, variability and cost within the supply chain network. To identify the expected benefits PET packaging and Wesupply conducted a Collaborative Value Assessment (CVA) to formally assess both current and future supply processes and the KPIs that would determine success.