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Contract packing, storage and logistics company Oakland International has invested £150,000 in a new warehouse management system (WMS) from Proteus to deal with expanding business in the UK and abroad. Oakland has installed the system at its Redditch headquarters to maintain and build on its reputation for efficiency and service for its growing customer base. The more versatile computerised system covers order processing, inventory control and warehouse management, and ensures stock coming in and being despatched is managed speedily and accurately. It has been introduced in the chilled department first, where there is the most stock movement and rotation.

Wesupply, which provides on-demand, fully configurable supply chain execution solutions, has launched its new Reverse Logistics intelligent process agent (IPA) to help customers and trading partners reduce costs associated with managing product returns. The Reverse Logistics Agent enables companies to plan for handling a wide variety of types of return ranging from “sale or return” agreements through to “adhoc” customer requests triggered by damage or malfunction. The Agent also monitors stocking levels across a network, and proactively recommends the return of excess inventory in a timely fashion.

Catalyst International, a supply chain execution (SCE) solutions provider, has announced the immediate availability of a Warehouse Optimisation Service aimed at users of SAP Warehouse Management (WM) and SAP Console. As part of the Warehouse Optimisation Service, Catalyst carries out a comprehensive audit of the logistics operations and develops a plan to optimise the operations to meet existing and future business requirements. The service helps customers resolve current problems and identify new solutions utilising the latest solutions from SAP like TRM and LES extension set 2.0 and additional solutions such as slotting and labour management to maximise the investment made in SAP.

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