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Footwear concession retailer and wholesale distributor Renoir Shoes has invested in an integrated IT solution from Prologic which will provide it with a powerful information management and decision-making tool. Prologic CIMS will offer Renoir improved planning and stock control, supply chain visibility as well as warehouse and distribution management from a single source. Renoir opted to change after its existing system lacked flexibility and efficiency to cope with “accelerated growth”. Supply chain visibility is among the benefits of CIMS so supplier orders are easily traceable and warehouse productivity is greatly increased.

The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) has chosen Manhattan Associates’ Warehouse Management for Windows solution to help fulfil orders for its assessment materials in the UK and in its international markets. The new Warehouse Management solution, based on Microsoft’s .NET framework, will provide a reliable and secure system for managing the distribution of examination materials and is expected to bring significant improvements in service levels and efficiency. UCLES, part of the University of Cambridge, has three UK distribution centres in the UK handling examination assessment products. The Manhattan solution will be implemented in two phases, with each phase being rolled out simultaneously across all three warehouses.

North Yorkshire-based snack foods supplier Westler Foods has installed ATMS’ FastTrack warehouse management system with RF terminals for production receipt and finished goods control having taken its distribution and warehousing back in-house. Westler had sought an off-the-shelf package that would reduce its warehouse and transport costs while improving customer service levels. FastTrack has enabled Westler to handle its 100 pallets a day at a substantially lower cost. The company has also benefited from improved service levels.

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