Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Medical products supplier picks new warehouse management system

Medical and surgical products supplier Vygon (UK) has chosen the Empirica warehouse management system from Chess for its distribution centre in Cirencester – the first time that Vygon has employed computerised warehouse management.
The system will incorporate hand-held radio frequency barcode terminals for real time data accuracy and be integrated with Vygon’s existing business applications to deliver improved business performance.
Empirica will be deployed in conjunction with 14 handheld barcode terminals and seven label printers, installed at various points in the goods inward and despatch areas of the warehouse, to support real time inventory control and high data accuracy. It will be integrated with Vygon’s existing eProcurement and System 21 applications to enable a seamless flow of information.
The system is expected to go live in the third quarter of 2007 and because this is a completely new installation Chess will be working closely with Vygon to ensure that the transition from the paper based operation is as smooth as possible. Empirica’s modular design and support for additional processes provides Vygon with potential to adapt and upgrade as its business requirements evolve.
Richard Collins, project manager at Vygon, said: “We wanted to work with a WMS company that would help us and not impose their system. Chess has been very helpful without being pushy.”