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i2 Technologies, a provider of closed-loop supply chain management solutions, and WebConcepts, creator of direct-to-shelf replenishment software, are offering a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) solution to manufacturers and retailers. Shelf-Level eVMI from i2 and WebConcepts combines i2 Demand Manager’s forecasting capabilities with Webconcepts’ eVMI shelf-level planning and replenishment to bring the value of VMI partnerships to a new level by enabling consumer goods manufacturers and retailers to focus their planning efforts where they should be – at the retail shelf. The solution provides analysis, forecasting, planning, replenishment, allocation and order execution.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen is introducing an enhanced global Round The World Service (RTW) from March 2005 for manufacturers of high and heavy ro-ro equipment, such as agricultural and construction machinery, and static products. The RTW Service has been restructured by increasing the number of sailings and offering improved transit times on several routes. The changes will benefit those customers who are shipping high and heavy ro-ro and static cargoes in ever increasing volumes. Sailings will be increased from 24 to 36 a year, with improved frequency between sailings from 15 to ten days as well as improved transit times. When the new service takes effect Wallenius Wilhelmsen will be able to offer a 110-day RTW Service, shaving ten days off the existing schedule.

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