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
“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.
by Derrick Potter in 1965, Potter Group Logistics is a family run business
employing more than 200 staff. The company provides specialist logistics
solutions focussing on the chemical, agricultural, pharmaceutical and food
industries. Potter Group Logistics operates five distribution centres located
in Droitwich, Ely, Knowsley, Ripon and Selby.
Head Office: Potter Group Logistics, Melmerby Industrial Estate, Green
Lane, Melmerby, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 5HP
(0)1353 646 703
Email: email@example.com Web: www.pottergroup.co.uk