Taking a Schein to Agility

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Agility Systems has won a contract to supply software to the UK offices of Henry Schein, a distributor of healthcare products and services to office-based practitioners in Europe and North America.

The system, which will be implemented over the next three to four months, will facilitate Henry Schein’s ongoing initiative to streamline management of its warehousing and distribution operations.

Schein’s customers include dental practices and laboratories, physician practices, and animal health clinics, as well as government and other institutions. The company, which has its main UK distribution centre in Gillingham, currently serves 80 per cent of office-based dental practices in the US and Canada, as well as approximately 230,000 office-based dental, medical, and animal health practices in 17 additional countries worldwide, including Australia, France, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

The software covers all elements of warehousing, from goods into the warehouse and goods receipt, to put away, picking analysis and replenishment, and will ultimately support the existing JDE warehousing software.

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