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House of Fraser, the department store group and retailer of designer brands, has chosen Manhattan Associates’ Warehouse Management System (WMS) to run its two principal distribution facilities in the UK. Manhattan Associates’ Labour Management and Performance Analysis tools will also be deployed at the sites – a new strategic ‘off-site stockroom’ in Barking, East London, and House of Fraser’s national distribution centre (NDC) in Milton Keynes. The 930sq m off-site stockroom is a first for House of Fraser and reduces the need for stockroom space and stock handling space at its new London City store, due to open this Autumn. This will optimise the trading area within the store. The store will receive pre-ticketed daily replenishments based on demand from actual sales and on input from supervisors on the shop floor who can monitor and react to fluctuating demands and order additional inventory where necessary via PDAs.

Supply and demand chain management software provider Manugistics has announced that Bosch, the automotive OEM and aftermarket parts supplier, has implemented its collaborative Sales and Operations Planning solution to help it optimise the internal forecasting process for its aftermarket division. Using the Manugistics solution, Bosch is facilitating a collaborative planning process that will give quicker, more efficient responsiveness to fluctuations in customer demand in the aftermarket service parts channel. Bosch expects to help reduce inventory levels, increase inventory turns, reduce scrap costs, and improve customer service.

In support of G-Log’s growing list of customers, the company has launched G-Learning – a comprehensive programme that assists project teams and users in fully using the power of GC3. The curriculum covers the complete GC3 functional footprint, and is designed to ensure that each client’s use of the software reflects its business requirements and delivers total customer satisfaction.

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