Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager


A second Tradeteam site is running Calidus-e after the warehouse management system (WMS) went live at its 13,020sq m national distribution centre at Stretton near Burton-on-Trent as part of a deal with Open Business Solutions. The first site, at Workington in Cumbria, went live in September. Calidus-e functions for receiving, picking, despatch, transshipping, stock accounting and online interfacing are included in the first phase of the programme and the next phase will include additional functions and interfaces to sales order processing systems. Through better control of stocks and improved operational efficiency, Tradeteam aims to cut costs.

Center Parcs and Retail Variations are among the first companies in the UK to take up IP ViewPoint Island Pacific’s new visual report design tool. Based on Advanced Systems Concepts’ SEQUEL product suite, IP ViewPoint includes an easy-to-use graphical interface, which will enable retailers to develop custom reports on an ad-hoc basis. It also gives retailers the ability to design and instantly distribute information throughout the business. This means retailers can develop targeted reports, such as sales summaries, purchase orders and inventory status for a fraction of the cost. IP ViwePoint can also be easily integrated with Island Pacific’s IPOne Merchandising Solutions suite.

Global enterprise software business Geac has extended its presence in the furniture industry by winning a £30,000 new business contract with UK manufacturer Oxley’s Furniture Company for its StreamLine enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The software uses Microsoft tools and technology to help improve the supply chain with customers and suppliers. StreamLine will help Oxley’s in all aspects of its business including manufacturing, customer management, order fulfilment and financial operations. It also offers the manufacturer a platform to support its plans for rapid growth. Oxley’s aims to go live with StreamLine early next year.