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VIP Event – Improving Warehouse Efficiency To Cope With Growth

The next Warehouse Technology Group (WTG) open day is being held on 8th October 2014.

Themed Improving Warehouse Efficiency To Cope With Growth, this FREE event will help you to ensure that your operation is operating at maximum productivity and how you can gear up for expansion.

Simon Dixon, managing director at Hatmill Logistics and Supply Chain […]

September 11th, 2014|Comments Off on VIP Event – Improving Warehouse Efficiency To Cope With Growth

Chess Implements Web Ordering System for DHL

Chess Logistics Technology has recently developed and delivered a new web-based ordering system for its established customer DHL Supply Chain.  The ordering system meets a requirement from DHL’s customer, a retail forecourt operator, to simplify stock ordering processes within franchised petrol forecourt outlets.

One of the key drivers for the new system was to provide a […]

June 10th, 2014|Comments Off on Chess Implements Web Ordering System for DHL

Chess Bolsters Technical Development Team

Chess has recently strengthened its technical development team following the recruitment of a product manager and the addition of two system developers.
David Holden who joined the company in February is an experienced developer and product manager with over 25 years industry experience. In his career to date he has worked in most areas of IT, […]

June 10th, 2014|Comments Off on Chess Bolsters Technical Development Team

The changing face of data capture

Data capture and omni-channel retailing
From the warehouse management system perspective there is very little technical difference in the detail of the data being captured which means existing hardware and software can be used. However, now that retailers are offering fulfilment from multiple locations and with many different delivery options the WMS (and related systems) must […]

June 10th, 2014|Comments Off on The changing face of data capture

Eleanor Goes Empirica

Eleanor Hospital Logistics has chosen the Empirica WMS system from Chess Logistics Technology to manage stock within a newly awarded logistics contract.

The contract is for the provision of logistics services to North Bristol NHS Trust handling supplies destined for the recently redeveloped Bristol Southmead Hospital. Eleanor Hospital Logistics is part of the Eleanor Healthcare group […]

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The changing nature of order picking

With omni- and multi-channel, retailers or their fulfilment companies need the flexibility to pick more orders more efficiently. In retail distribution and internet retailing, for example, the trend is towards smaller orders  placed more frequently by shoppers.

In the traditional retail warehouse it’s common practice to pick a single order typically comprising multiple items in sequence […]

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Warehouse Wendy – Christmas Special

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Warehouse Wendy – 10

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Empirica Enhancements Good News for Online Merchants

Chess Logistics Technology has made enhancements to its Empirica Warehouse Management System (WMS) to offer more support for companies that trade online.

Behind the system developments is the company’s desire to offer businesses with an e-commerce presence more flexibility in how they trade with their customers whilst also helping them to manage their stock accurately.

These enhancements […]

September 25th, 2013|Comments Off on Empirica Enhancements Good News for Online Merchants

FREE Warehouse Technology Event – Return on Investment

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As a founding member of the Warehouse Technology Group (WTG) we’re delighted to confirm that our next event is being held on 16th October 2013.

Themed Return on Investment, this FREE one-day event will show you how investment in business-improving warehouse technology and equipment can be cost justified.

You will […]

September 18th, 2013|Comments Off on FREE Warehouse Technology Event – Return on Investment

Warehouse Wendy – 9

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Has the WMS Become a Commodity?

It’s many years since the warehouse management system (WMS) first appeared. Early versions were quite basic compared with those of today, mostly simple location systems whose product names often suggested a limited brief. But their introduction marked a departure from the basic idea of control by total quantity and valuation offered by stock control packages towards the […]

July 22nd, 2013|Comments Off on Has the WMS Become a Commodity?

WTG Event Deemed A Success With Over 90 Logistics Professionals Attending

The most recent Warehouse Technology Group (WTG) event took place on 22nd May 2013 with over 90 guests attending.

Free to attend, the event was themed Innovation in Logistics and guests were able to meet multiple suppliers in a live warehouse environment and hear the latest thoughts and insights from keynote speaker Anand Lakhani from Unipart Logistics. Mobile […]

July 11th, 2013|Comments Off on WTG Event Deemed A Success With Over 90 Logistics Professionals Attending

Chess Enhances Customer Support Team With Two New Recruits

We’ve made some two new additions to our Manchester-based customer support team.

Damian Zuk is newly appointed as support department manager and joins us with many years experience of software industry support team leadership involving varied application and operating systems.

Also newly recruited to the team since Damian’s arrival is Robben Hilton who comes with support analyst […]

July 11th, 2013|Comments Off on Chess Enhances Customer Support Team With Two New Recruits

Cod Beck Upgrades WMS with Chess

Cod Beck Blenders, based near Thirsk North Yorkshire is a specialist chemicals processing company offering varied processing services for solid and liquid chemicals to create both finished and intermediate products. Their customers are leading manufacturers of pharmaceutical, cosmetic and horticultural products, foods and fine chemicals throughout the UK and Europe.

Among the processes offered by Cod […]

July 11th, 2013|Comments Off on Cod Beck Upgrades WMS with Chess

Warehouse Wendy – issue 8

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Warehouse Wendy – issue 4

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Warehouse Wendy – issue 3

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Warehouse Wendy – issue 2

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Winterbotham Darby raises voice

Winterbotham Darby is an award-winning supplier of high quality continental foods to the retail and foodservice sectors. To enhance an existing RF solution it has recently implemented a voice picking solution proposed and supported by Chess Logistics Technology. The transition has enabled the company to continue to sustain year on year growth with improved accuracy […]

September 11th, 2012|Comments Off on Winterbotham Darby raises voice

Empirica WMS Supports Key Growth at Via Cold Stores

Since its initial implementation in 2011 the Empirica warehouse management system provided by Chess Logistics Technology has supported rapid growth at Scunthorpe-based Via Cold Stores. Operating from a 140,000sq ft site with over 22,000 pallet spaces, Via provides a range of services to manufacturing and food service companies.  These include ambient, chilled and frozen storage, […]

September 11th, 2012|Comments Off on Empirica WMS Supports Key Growth at Via Cold Stores

Warehouse performance – Part One: What is warehouse performance?

All warehouses perform whether they do so well, or badly.  So when we discuss performance we’re usually talking about ways to improve it.  In other words creating measurable improvement in the activities that take place in the warehouse.  From a WMS provider point of view this typically involves focusing on the ways a WMS can […]

September 11th, 2012|Comments Off on Warehouse performance – Part One: What is warehouse performance?

Warehouse equipment open days 17-18 Oct

Expertise covering multiple aspects of warehouse automation and equipment will be on offer at the next Warehouse Technology Group (WTG) open days on 17-18 October 2012.

The open days offer an opportunity to see the latest products and services, meet suppliers and network with industry colleagues.

The event is free to logistics professionals and includes complimentary lunch […]

September 11th, 2012|Comments Off on Warehouse equipment open days 17-18 Oct

Andrew Page chooses Empirica for new NDC

Andrew Page Limited, a major independent distributor of quality vehicle components has selected the Empirica WMS system from Chess Logistics Technology for use at its new nationwide distribution centre. The new facility is located at Markham Vale in Derbyshire within easy reach of major road links to provide Andrew Page’s branch network with faster stock […]

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Warehouse Wendy – issue 1

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