CDC software helps revamp UK distribution centre

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Schneider to upgrade its UK distribution centre in Telford to the latest cWMS Warehouse Management System

CDC Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of CDC Corporation and a provider of industry-specific enterprise software and services, is helping Schneider to revamp its UK distribution centre by upgrading to the latest version of cWMS, one of the warehouse management systems that form the CDC Supply Chain suite of supply chain solutions. The new system will allow Schneider to continue to expand its logistics operations, increase productivity and lower costs at its Telford site.

With more than 2,200 people and sales of more than 330 million Schneider is the leading supplier of electrical distribution and automation control products and services in the U.K. and has rapidly expanded its logistics operations over the past 10 years.  Since first implementing an earlier version of cWMS in 1998, the company has made significant cost savings, while at the same time increasing productivity.

Andrew Holdroyd, logistics projects manager commented, We needed to upgrade our warehouse functionality and systems to support our growing business volume and new distribution service in a multi-brand environment. We considered several possibilities and decided that upgrading with cWMS was our best option.

Per Norling, president of CDC Supply Chain said, We are always very pleased and proud when clients who have used us previously come back to us when their business needs change as a result of growth or change.  It is a testament to our products, services and support.


About Schneider

Schneider Electric is one of the world's leading suppliers of electrical distribution and automation control products and services. As a group we operate in over 150 countries worldwide employing more than 110,000 people with sales for 2006 in excess of 13.5 Billion. Our line-up of global, local and specialist brands including the market-leading brands; Merlin Gerin, Telemecanique and Square D is unparalleled in terms of breadth and strategic fit. This enviable position has been achieved by continuously focusing on the individual needs of our customers around the world.

In the U.K. we are the leading expert in the development and manufacture of electrical distribution and automation and control products. We offer a full range of services for panel builders, OEMs, contractors, specifiers and the electrical supply industry for commercial and industrial applications. Employing in excess of 2,200 people in over 12 sites across the country, in 2006 we achieved sales of more than 330 Million.

With products from the leading brands of Merlin Gerin, Telemecanique and Square D Schneider Electric is at the forefront of the electrical industry.

About CDC Supply Chain

CDC Supply Chain offers a broad range of integrated, open standards-based solutions that service key areas of complex supply chains and distribution networks. The solutions can operate as standalone modules or can readily integrate into an enterprise's existing applications. Key functionality in the CDC Supply Chain suite includes order & inventory management, demand & replenishment planning, warehouse management, transportation management, dynamic route planning, slotting, labor management, cross dock planning and yard management.

Some of the world's leading customers use CDC Supply Chain including: Ahlsell, Ahold, Aldo,  Boeing/Aviall, Canadian Tire, Celesio/NMD, The Container Store, Dixon Group, General Motors, Legrand Group,  Motorola/Symbol, PepsiCo International, Reebok, SABIC (GE Plastics), Schneider, Schenker Logistics and Smuckers.

About CDC Software

CDC Software, The Customer-Driven Company, is a provider of enterprise software applications designed to help organizations deliver a superior customer experience while increasing efficiencies and profitability.  CDC Software's product suite includes:  CDC Factory (manufacturing operations management), Ross ERP (enterprise resource planning) and SCM (supply chain management), CDC Supply Chain (supply chain management, warehouse management and order management), Pivotal CRM and Saratoga CRM (customer relationship management), CDC MarketFirst (marketing automation and lead management), Respond (customer complaint and feedback management), c360 CRM add-on products, industry solutions and development tools for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, Platinum HRM (human resources) and business analytics solutions.

These industry-specific solutions are used by more than 6,000 customers worldwide within the manufacturing, financial services, health care, home building, real estate, and wholesale and retail distribution industries. The company completes its offerings with a full continuum of services that span the life cycle of technology and software applications, including implementation, project consulting, outsourced business services, application management and offshore development. CDC Software is the enterprise software unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA) and is ranked number 12 on the MBT 2007 Global 100 List of Enterprise and Supply Chain Management Application vendors.

About CDC Corporation

The CDC family of companies includes CDC Software focused on enterprise software applications and services, CDC Games focused on online games, and China.com focused on portals for the greater China markets.

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