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Somerset-based workwear supplier Wessex Textiles is replacing its IT systems with an integrated business management and information system – Xe-ERP – from XeBusiness. The system underpins the firm’s rapid rate of growth and will handle its Customer Relationship Management, Finished Inventory, Global Sourcing and Distribution requirements to streamline operations and reduce trading costs. A customised version of XeB’s wearer pack management module will also be deployed. The contract was awarded following a successful pilot trial of the system.

Transport and logistics companies including Concord Couriers, Concorde Logistics, Moves and Stocade have placed orders and implemented T@lecom’s Wireless Delivered solution. More than 1,000 units are already in operation in the marketplace and this latest spate of orders will bring the number to nearly 2,000. Wireless Delivered is an advanced mobile data solution offering affordable real-time job control and signature capture system. It also enables the instant, cost effective transfer of data and delivery information between any back office system and field employee via a PDA advice. The facility is available on both variants of Wireless Delivered – Express for same day and Runsheet for overnight deliveries to meet industry needs.

IBM has created Lifecycle Management (PLM) Centres of Competency (CoCs) to focus on selected industries. IBM PLM solutions, with CATIA for collaborative product development, and ENOVIA and SMARTEAM for lifecycle management, collaboration and decision support, help manufacturers of innovate, improve quality, and reduce costs and product development times. They also enable them to collaborate internally, across geographic boundaries, and with new suppliers. The main activity of PLM Centres of Competency will be to implement the latest PLM technologies that various industries including automotive, aerospace and defence, fabrication and assembly, electronics, and shipbuilding.

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