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Due to a string of recent contract wins and on-going new product developments we’ve made two new appointments to our technical support and development teams at our headquarters in Trafford Park, Manchester.
21-year-old Amir Aljandel joins the technical development team as Junior Programmer. Reporting to the Technical Director, Amir is responsible for the on-going development and […]
Warrington-based CM North West, part of Magnavale Group the UK’s fastest growing temperature controlled logistics group, has selected the Empirica WMS from Chess Logistics Technology to support continued development and business improvement.
The operation is a shared user facility providing storage and distribution to frozen food manufacturers serving the UK’s wholesale and retail markets.
The Warrington site […]
The next Warehouse Technology Group (WTG) open day is being held on Wednesday 15 June 2016. Themed From Clicks to Bricks, this FREE one-day event will show you how investment in business-improving warehouse technology and equipment can help you meet the challenges presented by the growth of e-tailing.
Open to operations large and small including emerging […]
We can all agree that ecommerce is growing at a phenomenal rate as increasingly sophisticated consumers expect their ‘anytime, anywhere’ buying requirements to be met. We can also agree that most retail businesses, traditional or online, need some form of stock control.
For a single outlet with a small range of products on offer and relatively […]
Following the recent news of two new additions to our technical support team in March 2016, we’ve made two additional appointments to further strengthen our technical development capability.
Based at our headquarters in Trafford Park, Manchester, Noman Tayyab, 27 and Catalin Volneag, 21 have joined as web application developers.
Originally from Pakistan, Noman has an MSc in […]
Our sister company, ProSKU, will be showcasing its brand new Cloud based WMS product on stand D85 at eDelivery Expo, 27-28 April at the NEC, Birmingham.
Developed in response to significant market demand, ProSKU is a Cloud based SaaS application, making it highly affordable, with speed of deployment and simplicity of use among its key benefits.
The last decade has seen the retail sector undergo significant transformation with new technologies and increasing competition all playing their role in the revolution. In addition, the phenomenal growth in Internet usage has expanded consumer choice, creating a highly competitive and global market that sees billions spent online each year.
With more choice at their fingertips, […]
We’ve made two key appointments to further strengthen our technical support team based at our headquarters in Trafford Park, Manchester.
Asif Patel has joined as Technical Support Manager and is responsible for the management and operation of the whole team and department. It is his responsibility to ensure that any system advice and assistance requests received […]
Big Data is one of the most talked about developments in recent times. But what is it and how can it be utilised in a warehouse and materials handling operation?
A definition from Gartner identifies it as ‘… a variety of information assets that demand cost-effective, innovative forms of information processing for enhanced insight and decision […]
Chess will be showcasing enhancements made to the web functionality of Empirica, its leading warehouse management system (WMS) on stand 111 at IntraLogisteX 2016, at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 16th and 17th March.
In addition to an enhanced dashboard and improved reporting functionality, the Empirica WMS now boasts a new web-order interface that significantly improves […]
Consumerism is having a significant and increasing impact on the supply chain, with today’s consumers demanding a seamless omni-channel experience across all retail sales channels.
Those retailers that have reacted quickly to these developments are now beginning to reap the rewards, while many are still saddled with systems that have been built for single channels. So […]
Developed in response to significant market demand, ProSKU has been launched as a brand new cloud based warehouse management system (WMS).
Created specifically for the smaller business, ProSKU can be used on any web-enabled device and will appeal to those looking to replace a spreadsheet or paper-based stock management system. Using cutting edge web application design, […]
Research published by Cap Gemini in their 2014 Third Party Logistics Study, reporting on the state of logistics outsourcing, revealed that over half of shippers and 3PLs see the next seven to eight years following the recession as a period of challenging growth.
The report also revealed that 3PL companies are well aware of the important […]
The last few months have seen a number of new customers move to the Empirica WMS including Universal Flexible Packaging (UFP), Barron McCann and Robert Scott & Sons.
Based in Leicester, UFP (Uniflex) is a specialist packaging provider, contract packer and popcorn manufacturer. Among their customers are major supermarket chains, confectionery manufacturers and retailers. Due to […]
We are pleased to announce the recent recruitment of programmer Daniel Rosato to our existing technical team based at our headquarters in Trafford Park, Manchester. He joins the team in a specialist role as developer of web based applications.
Daniel, 27 recently moved to Manchester and is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. He will report to the […]
We are delighted to announce that our newly redesigned website is now live.
You’ll see a fresh new look and user-friendly navigation and that it’s been designed to be mobile and tablet responsive so you can browse the site on the device of your choice, for the best viewing experience.
You’ll find that we’ve updated and streamlined […]
The next Warehouse Technology Group (WTG) open day is being held on 17 June 2015.
Themed The Dream Warehouse, this FREE one-day event will help you to design the perfect warehouse facilities to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s logistics.
Simon Dixon, managing director at Hatmill Logistics and Supply Chain Advisors, is our keynote speaker. He’ll be talking […]
RJ Edwards Transport Ltd has recently implemented the Empirica warehouse management system from Chess Logistics Technology to enhance key functions including reporting, inventory management and stock traceability to support its ongoing expansion. Although not far into the post-implementation stage, director Trevor Edwards can already to see the ways in which the system is helping the […]
ERIKS UK distributes a wide range of industrial products direct to customers and through a network of approx. 250 sites in the UK and Ireland from its warehouse in Halesowen, West Midlands. The company’s products are widely used throughout industry and include specialist components such as bearings, belts and pulleys.
The Halesowen warehouse stocks around 40,000 […]
A lot has happened over the last 35 years.
From the introduction of the Atari in 1980 through to smart watches, the current must have gadget. There’s also been a great deal happening around the world since we started in 1979 the year Margaret Thatcher became the first female prime minister.
And we’ve been pretty busy ourselves. […]
Chess Logistics Technology shares its thoughts about how to help ensure a positive WMS implementation experience.
1. Get Management Fully Onside
A business critical project like WMS implementation won’t succeed without senior level management buy-in. This must be more than just project sponsorship. Active management with regular control and review will help avoid the twin sins: stalling […]
Ensuring optimum performance in picking operations is about so many different things. It starts with the size, type and format of your storage facility – the racking type and layout, the handling equipment and the space you have available. It involves the physical processes and procedures and the way labour is deployed. And it’s about […]
Cloud based WMS, improving picking efficiency, inventory visibility and IT technology integration – just some of the topics discussed in this month’s WMS Q&A.
A small business is considering moving to cloud based WMS, but ‘they fear the unknown’. What practical advice can you offer to help prepare the ground for a successful implementation?
Moving to cloud […]
Case Study – Andrew Page
Leading automotive trade supplier Andrew Page introduced the Empirica warehouse management system from Chess when it opened a new national distribution centre (NDC) in 2012 to support business growth and new ways of working.
Helped by the application, the business successfully made the transition while integrating additional depots into its national network […]
Hot on the heels of three new appointments announced in June 2014, we’ve made two further additions to our technical development team based at our headquarters in Trafford Park, Manchester.
Adam Moran and Tom Corless are both 23 and join a growing development team as Junior Programmers.
Reporting to the Technical Director the two will be trained […]