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Milking the ERP benefits

Food business Kerry supplies a wide range of products – poultry, milk and spring water – and also runs one of the largest fresh convenience food businesses in UK and Ireland.

For when the going gets tough

Panasonic has introduced a lightweight, fully-ruggedised convertible notebook PC which is designed to cope with being knocked about. Called Toughbook CF-18, the notebook’s robust design protects valuable data from impact, moisture, water or dust.


A second Tradeteam site is running Calidus-e after the warehouse management system (WMS) went live at its 13,020sq m national distribution centre at Stretton near Burton-on-Trent as part of a deal with Open Business Solutions. The first site, at Working

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Cargo Warehouse Management (CWM) and Cargo Compact plus (CCp) are air cargo handling IT solutions created by Siemens Dematic. CWM can be configured to suit customer needs, irrespective of the material handling system. Its features include the management

Christmas Run Up for E-tailers

Retailers and manufacturers selling direct to consumers put a huge amount of effort into ensuring that their order and fulfilment processes can cope with the anticipated uplift in the run-up to Christmas. Yet these same businesses are recognising that a s

Switch on your vision

Supply chain execution (SCE) systems have evolved from variable home-developed mainframe systems through to sophisticated GUI packages running in web browsers. In general, the aims of these systems were similar – to quickly move product

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Finmatica SCM has launched the third version of FINeCHAIN, the extended supply chain management suite that addresses supply chain planning, supplier relationship management and customer order management. Release 3.0 incorporates performance and function

Christmas cheer or New Year blues?

Manufacturer may be linked to retailer customers via EDI, with methods of communication well-honed over time. A much greater number of increasingly computer-literate customers want to deal direct with the supplier.

Reaping the rewards

Just two years ago washroom and cleaning consumables distributor Cannon Disposables barely recognised it was in the logistics business. In the minds of most of its staff it merely supplied goods like toilet rolls, hand towels and floor cleaners to the nat


Catalyst International is offering new software to better manage inventory and more closely align supply and demand. CatalystCommand Inventory Optimisation and CatalystCommand Demand Management automate the forecast-to-replenishment process. They provid