Wednesday 14th Nov 2018 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Infor releases new ERP application

Business application software firm Infor has released the next generation of its ERP application, Infor M3 which is focused on the specific needs of key vertical industries

Cruise line picks Optimizer

P&O Cruises and Cunard has chosen Optimiza Demand Planner from Barloworld Supply Chain Software top handle demand forecasting for its fleet of cruise ships which include the Oriana and Queen Mary 2

ACCO pick Manhattan for European DCs

ACCO, the supplier of branded office products, has chosen to implement Manhattan's Warehouse Management and Supply Chain Intelligence systems at its Halesowen warehouse

BT launches cloud-based service for global supply chains

BT has added cloud-based capabilities to BT Trace, its supply chain service. The new cloud service collects, stores, shares and interprets high volume event data about goods and assets moving along an extended global supply chain

Logistex provides WMS for Jamie at Home

Jamie Oliver’s home-ware brand Jamie at Home has taken on Logistex to fit out its Eastleigh distribution centre with a warehouse management system from LWS Reflex software

ERP: the tangled web

Enterprise Resource Planning systems have served linear supply chains well over the years. But, with the emergence of complex supply chain networks, requirements have changed...

WMS problem costs SuperGroup £8.8m

Problems with a warehouse system cost fashion retailer SuperGroup £8.8 million, the company revealed in its half year results.

DHL standardises global management systems

DHL Supply Chain is launching a standardised warehouse management system from RedPrairie across its global operations, to improve accuracy and product availability

Integrating to execute

Tough markets and fundamental shifts in the way supply chains operate have placed the emphasis on slick execution. But it requires a holistic view of the supply chain, says Nick Allen.

Dixons moves across Europe via Ortec

Electronic retailer Dixons South East Europe, has seen a 10-15 per cent reduction in distribution costs, and saved 75per cent planning time, since it implemented Ortec Shortrec at its central distribution warehouse in Greece

Cash in the cloud

Companies are most likely to improve supply chain efficiency by taking incremental steps with new technology, inventory management and supplier consolidation, according to a new report from KPMG.

Argent takes RedPrairie WMS

US supply chain management firm Argent Associates will implement RedPrairie’s On-Demand WMS at three additional sites in Denver, Edison, New Jersey; and Plano, Texas

Amazon extends private cloud functionality

Amazon Web Services has expanded the functionality of its Amazon Virtual Private Cloud with wider networking options, allowing customers to specify which of their Amazon VPC resources they wish to make directly accessible to the Internet

Amazon to support Oracle database in the cloud

Amazon Web Services has set out plans to make Oracle Database 11g available via the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), during the second quarter of 2011

Embracing new ideas

Thanks to changing technology, concepts that were once regarded as innovative, high risk, too complex or simply too expensive are rapidly becoming standard - and that applies both to IT and logistics services.

RedPrairie updates WMS

RedPrairie has launched an update for its 2010.2 Warehouse Management System

Samsung puts Manhattan in Russia

Samsung Electronics has installed Manhattan Associates’ WMS at its new automated, 55,000 sq ft national distribution centre at the Vorsino industrial park in Kaluga, 50 miles south west of Moscow

UTi takes RedPrarie WMS to Spain

Global logistics company UTi has taken on RedPrarie’s WMS at its Azuqueca de Henares site in Guadalajara, Spain.

Jungheinrich moves to WMS

Jungheinrich is now offering a warehouse management system software suite to complement its materials handling equipment

Return to profit

Many companies are now looking to their returns logistics processes to improve their bottom line. How are they approaching this complex issue? And just what benefits can accrue? By Nick Allen

Commoditisation changes supply chain approach

The trend towards commoditisation has led to a shift in power and as such companies are taking a more customer-driven approach when it comes to supply chain design.

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

Rolling the clouds away

Cloud computing is making its presence felt, but which applications best suit this approach?

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.

Service matters for supply chain software

SAP users are a feisty bunch - last week castigating the giant software house for tardiness in bringing to market a software-as-a-service offering.

SAP slow to embrace cloud computing, say users

Almost three quarters (73 per cent) of SAP users believe that SAP had been slow to bring its SaaS suite to market, according to research by the UK & Ireland SAP User Group

Get off my cloud

Cloud computing has been one of the big success stories in the supply chain software world over the past couple of years. But while it might seem that the bandwagon is unstoppable, a note of warning has been sounded by IT research group Gartner

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