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Potter Group Logistics invests in efficiency and service improvements with CALIDUS WMS

Potter Group Logistics has selected CALIDUS warehouse management system (WMS) from OBS Logistics to help manage its five national distribution centres. The WMS will be used at the Group DCs in Ripon, Selby, Droitwich, Knowsley and Ely.

The system will provide important benefits including over-the-web interfacing with customers and easy to set up EDI links for paperless and automatic ordering. The Group is also evaluating the use of the system’s wireless barcode scanning feature with Motorola handheld scanners.

The new system is a major investment in enterprise-level technology that will help Potter Group Logistics enhance its customer service offerings.

"CALIDUS WMS offers the features and functionalities we need," says Ken Watson, Finance Director and Head of IT for Potter Group Logistics. He continues, "The barcode scanning option, for example, is an out-of-the-box standard feature that is integrated with the WMS and we are giving it careful consideration. It is this fully featured integration that stands out the most.

"OBS Logistics has more than 60 live installations of CALIDUS WMS worldwide and this gave us confidence that the system will deliver. We have high expectations for our IT investment and are looking forward to building a close partnership with OBS.

"Over the years our system has proved its worth, but with the rate of change we see in the market today, it is clear we will benefit from having the support of a much larger company handling our WMS requirements.

"This will allow us to keep up with evolving demands and the pace of change in IT, which in turn will enable us to deliver projects in a timelier manner. In future we are expecting to see financial benefits from using barcode scanning, as it will reduce the administrative burden and costs," concludes Watson.

For more information contact: Gemma Webb, Marketing Co-ordinator, OBS Logistics Ltd (part of the Anisa Group): gemma.webb@anisagroup.com, tel: +44 (0)207 881 2562. Web: www.obs-logistics.com.

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