Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

ITUpdate (2)

Cargo Warehouse Management (CWM) and Cargo Compact plus (CCp) are air cargo handling IT solutions created by Siemens Dematic. CWM can be configured to suit customer needs, irrespective of the material handling system. Its features include the management of storage areas and warehouse locations, inventory control, order-picking management and comprehensive cargo tracking. CCp offers efficient management of air cargo handling systems and material flow. Its advantages include ease of operation, standardised interfaces to lower- and higher-level IT systems, flexible cargo management and communication by RF terminal.

Gillett’s Callington has become one of the first Spar convenience chain to install a head office system to help it manage its estate of 30 stores in the South-west. The company is using BCP’s specially developed Head Office or Multi Site system together with the AIMS messaging service. The Multi Site system integrates with Gillett’s Spar wholesaler Appleby Westward’s Accord wholesale system and to all Gillett’s store Back Office/EPoS systems. BCP’s AIMS is the communications medium between them. Under the new system individual stores place orders directly with Appleby but production information, deals and price changes are set up at Gillett’s head office and downloaded automatically to stores using AIMS. This ensures all the stores receive the correct data promptly.

Woodgate Fulfilment says its new Mercury fulfilment solution offers “greater than ever” levels of speed and accuracy when dealing with products, from the split second when an order is placed to the moment of despatch. Mercury functions as a real-time handling system because the procedures from order to despatch have been fully automated. It keeps running details of all orders, and clients can specify what information they want from a vast array of custom-designed reports – from how many buyers responded to a special offer to how many reside in Knotty Ash.