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Woolworth is rolling out Torex Retail’s LUCAS EPoS solution in 326 of its outlets in Germany. A touchscreen version of LUCAS has been installed on 2,100 checkout terminals as well as 1,300 back office systems of the department store chain. The easy-to-operate touchscreen interface runs on both with Windows 2000 (back office) and with Linux (checkout and back office clients). Torex has also integrated its mobile inventory management application into the checkout and store management system at Woolworth. Integration of the mobile application enables Woolworth to transmit data collected by scanners at checkouts to the cash management system where it is can processed quickly and efficiently.

Butcher’s Pet Care, a leading UK pet food manufacturer, has begun implementing IFS Applications 2004. The integrated solution will automate back-office functions and provide management with greater visibility of business performance. Jeff Martins, financial controller at Butcher’s Pet Care, says: “We recognised that to manage our business more efficiently, improve the manufacturing, production and capacity planning processes and enhance sales forecasting, we needed a more flexible and scaleable solution.” The key objectives of the IFS Applications 2004 implementation is to streamline back office processes, gain better control of costs and provide greater visibility into financial, manufacturing and supply chain processes.

Unipart Logistics has deployed Peak Technologies’ MiNetConnect at its Coventry warehouse. MiNetConnect, a set of business functions and transactions that enhance SAP Console’s LES standard functionality, will help streamline logistics and increase stock accuracy for Unipart. The new system, which runs on Symbol’s MC9000 mobile computers, replaces a paper-based process and is already delivering significant improvements in the overall supply chain and warehouse logistics services at the site in terms of accuracy and efficiency.

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