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DTS Logistics has implemented two new operational systems to support its major retailer contracts. It has introduced flexible route planning to enhance and fine-tune the decision making process. The routeing and scheduling capabilities of Plan LogiX will be used by DTS for planning day-to-day multi-drop or trunking routes, producing detailed quotations or assessing alternative logistics strategies to ensure that mileage and delivery windows are optimised. To provide immediate communication with the vehicle and its location, DTS has implemented the MAN Telematics Sentry communications and tracking system.

TXT e-solutions has expanded its range of products for the food and beverage industries. The company’s latest solutions, targeted at both manufacturers and retailers, cover: sales budget definition; demand forecasting; multi-site production, purchase and distribution planning; plant scheduling with suppliers. Careful attention has been paid to the collaborative aspect, of the new products – Effective Promotions, a solution designed as marketing and sales support to define promotion initiatives, and a production planning tool allowing simultaneous solution of problems connected with perishables, shelf life, and production capacity.

Coats, a global leader in thread for industrial and consumer use and second for zips, has implemented mySAP Supply Chain Management (mySAP SCM) to support its new European supply chain across ten European countries. The new solution, implemented by SAP Consulting, provides Coats with real-time updates from apparel manufacturers about customer demand. This allows for accurate scheduling, production and product forecasting enabling better service for the company with reduced stock. SAP Education is providing training and technical support to the central staff. Coats demands constant visibility of its stock to ensure it can meet customer orders.

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