Saturday 25th May 2019 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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10pc of IT spend is in the cloud

Cloud-computing services from external service providers are estimated to be 10.2 per cent of the spending on external IT services, according to a worldwide survey by Gartner

Getting ahead in the clouds

As organisations learn to become more customer-facing, supply chain visibility and control will increasingly be essential for commercial success, says Nick Allen.

Two faces of retail

Retailers are facing challenges and opportunities, both in the way they serve their customers and how they interface with suppliers. Nick Allen asks, what are the winning scenarios?

Snapfulfil launches in America

Synergy Logistics has launched the Snapfulfil Software-as-a-Service warehouse management software into the North American market.

Fujifilm snaps up K+N deal in Poland

Fujifilm, the Japanese manufacturer of cameras and photographic processing, has outsourced its contract logistics to Kuehne + Nagel in Poland in order to consolidate the inventories of its three warehouses in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

New owner for RedPrairie

Supply chain software company RedPrairie has been acquired by private equity group New Mountain Capital. It was previously owned by Francisco Partners, another private equity group.

Zetes acquires ImageID

Zetes has acquired ImageID, which it has partnered with in the past, including the company’s assets, patents and intellectual property.

Venezuelan supermarket giant goes for Oracle

Venezuelan supermarket chain Central Madeirense has picked Wipro Retail to implement an Oracle Retail IT system, which will help it improve inventory and stock level management, and boost customer service.

Enterprising Technology

With globalisation we have gone beyond basic ERP. Now agility and the ability tomake changes is amore important feature.

Logistics Link confirms seminar speakers

Logistics Link North, which takes place at Doncaster Racecourse on13th - 14th October, has confirmed Inotec UK, Belgravium and OBS Logistics will be taking part in the free seminar programme.

Capgemini and IBX join forces on procurement

Capgemini America and IBX Group, the provider of e-purchasing software, are joining forces to develop an end-to-end global procurement system using Capgemini’s BPOpen technology platform.

Do software vendors take advantage?

Procurement and finance professionals are at risk of being hoodwinked by spend analysis software vendors, warns Rosslyn Analytics.

Oracle expands channel revenue management suite

Oracle has launched Price Protection, an application that automates the price protection transactional processes and streamlines overall pricing, promotions and product discount management

Basware expands across Europe

Basware has signed a number of inter-operability agreements with new e-invoicing service providers in the Netherlands, Iceland, Scandinavia and the Baltic countries, in a move to extend its reach.

Star Track gets mobile with Blackbay

Star Track Express, one of Australia’s freight and logistics providers, has chosen Blackbay to supply a real-time mobility solution to enhance customer service and streamline business processes.

Kewill updates export compliance offering

Kewill has launched version 3.0 of its Export Compliance System (ECS), designed to enable exporters to manage the regulations enforced by different countries.

Zara owner automates with GT Nexus

Inditex, the parent company of clothing retailer Zara, has selected GT Nexus to provide a platform for tracking and managing its global ocean shipments.

JLT names chief executive

JLT, the Swedish manufacturer of rugged portable PCs, has appointed Per Holmberg chief executive officer.

Lawson highlights hidden costs of outsourcing

Many companies fail to identify the hidden costs and risks of outsourcing to production manufacturers in low cost countries, according to the findings of a report looking at sportswear companies commissioned by Lawson Software.

Food supplier points to Kewill

Nutrition Point, the gluten-free products supplier, has selected Kewill’s fully integrated Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system to help improve its order and invoicing processes.

Kewill system to simplify customs

Kewill has launched an integrated global solution that will enable logistics service providers and manufacturers, who need to process customs declarations in multiple countries, to trade more simply and cost effectively.

E-commerce portal for shipping line

China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), the ocean container shipping company, today has chosen GT Nexus as its preferred industry portal for e-commerce services.

Manhattan sales up 16pc

Manhattan Associates has reported sales of £30 million ($42.8 million) for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region during 2008, a 16 per cent increase compared to the previous year.

Wavetrend launches RFID expansion module

Wavetrend, which specialises in the deployment of active RFID solutions, has released an expansion module compatible for use with Workabout Pro, Psion Teklogix's second generation rugged hand-held.

Londis and TDG implement voice picking

Retailer ADM Londis and TDG have invested £583,000 (650,000 euros) in a voice picking system at its 90,000 sq ft warehouse and distribution facility in Johnstown, Co Kildare, to help keep up with customer demand.

Morrisons signs £6m deal with Zetes

Morrisons has signed a contract with Zetes, worth more than £6 million, to provide it with one of the UK’s biggest voice directed picking installations.

Lamberts chooses Magnius ERP system

Lamberts Healthcare has selected Magnius to supply and implement an ERP system to help it achieve greater business efficiencies, increase sales and boost profitability.

Zetes expands print and apply offering

Zetes is taking over the print and apply activity of Bopack Systems, which specialises in the design, manufacture and production of labelling machines.

M&S chooses Metapack for international delivery

Marks and Spencer launched its international delivery service at the end of last year using the MetaPack Delivery Management System. M&S tendered out the international project to three companies.

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