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Cannon Disposables has selected RedPrarie to provide the warehouse management system (WMS) that will manage warehousing and supply chain execution operations at its distribution facilities throughout the UK. The Dispatcher-WMS system is being introduced across the business in two stages. Phase one sees the use of electronic, computer-linked scanners to monitor receipt and despatch of goods delivered to customers’ premises to ensure accurate and timely receipt. Each product is monitored at every stage in the storage and distribution process so that Cannon knows when it has arrived, where it is stored, the end of shelf life, the destination, and on what date it leaves.

Hull-based warehousing and logistics specialist TEPS is using the Empirica warehouse management software (WMS) from Chess Logistics Technology for stock control, order picking and other warehouse management tasks. It was selected by TEPS because it offered an effective solution for current needs while supporting a strategy for future growth. “Empiricia addresses our present needs and provides us with the potential to add further features as these become necessary,” says Kevin Headon, warehouse manager at TEPS. Continued growth in the business placed an increasing pressure on the existing WMS.

Vocollect, a global leader in voice-directed distribution systems, and Psion Teklogix, which provides solutions for mobile computing and wireless data collection, have signed a reseller partnership agreement. Under the agreement, Psion Teklogix will provide Vocollet’s voice-directed distribution system, an integrated solution of Vocollet VoiceLinkT software and wearable, mobile computers to a wide range of customers in the automotive, electronics, retail, cold storage, pharmaceutical, third party logistics and distribution markets.

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