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Wesupply, a provider of on demand, fully configurable supply chain execution solutions, has incorporated a new container tracking solution into its product offering. The new solution allows organisations to track the status of a container at any time. Wesupply says container tracking and management will deliver process efficiencies and visibility as well as provide a link to mobile technology. When a container arrives at a distribution depot, antennas scan and check-in the stock via Wesupply and an invoice is raised accordingly. Customers will be able to see the disposition (full/empty), location, contents, expected delivery date, shipment and order references.

Retail systems technology provider Torex Retail has completed a £2.2M deployment of a JAVA-based EPoS solution for Matalan running on the new IBM IRES LINUX operating system. The deployment to 183 stores was undertaken by Torex on behalf of Matalan’s IT programme manager, Capgemini. Torex is also responsible for deployments in all new stores. Torex Retail assumed responsibility for overhauling existing EPoS hardware, IBM supplied new Aspen units which the JAVA solution is running on these terminals. Torex Retail also managed the installation of all training systems associated with the contract.

TNT Express is extending its ALG Software Activity-Based Management (ABM) solution roll-out to Spain and Portugal. The move follows the successful UK implementation of ALG’s Metify ABM solution, which helps TNT to better identify and manage its activities and costs. ABM will help TNT’s growing businesses in Spain and Portugal to manage their growth profitably and monitor their performance. ALG’s Metify ABM solution enables TNT to understand the activity cost of individual processes across its operations and how these affect business performance. Accurate management information about customer and distribution channel profitability is accessible, helping TNT to improve efficiency and increase cost savings.

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