CDC Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of CDC Corporation and a provider of industry-specific enterprise software and services, has announced that Schneider Electric has gone live with its upgrade to cWMS Release 10, a warehouse management system that is part of the CDC Supply Chain suite of supply chain solutions, that are expected to help the company further improve fulfilment rates and overall productivity, increase capacity, reduce costs and streamline efficiencies.
With more than 2,000 employees and revenue in excess of 500 million in the U.K., Schneider is a leading supplier of electrical distribution and automation control products and services in the country and has rapidly expanded its logistics operations over the past 10 years.
Since first implementing an earlier version of CDC Softwares cWMS 10 years ago, Schneider Electric consolidated two of its warehouse sites, while at the same time expanding capacity to 50 tons of throughput per day, covering 14,000 product lines, resulting in significant cost savings and higher productivity.
Andrew Holdroyd, logistics projects manager, said, 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 already have achieved many important benefits using CDC Softwares cWMS solution including a delivery fulfilment rate of 99.7 percent, improved stock accuracy, audit trails, workload monitoring, visibility and increased information. The recent successful go-live, on time and under budget, confirms the commitment of our two companies to achieve continual improvements to meet the on-going change and demands within our business. We look forward to many more years working with CDC Software to deliver increased levels of functionality and service that will drive continued benefits and profitability to our business.
Per Norling, president of CDC Supply Chain said, We are always very pleased and proud to manage and support long-term client relationships such as the one we have with Schneider Electric. Not only is this a testament to our products, services and support, but also our commitment to helping our customers meet their ever-changing operational needs and business requirements with our new version releases of our products.
Michael Shrimplin, logistics development analyst for Schneider Electric, concluded, The implementation of the new system was practically seamless and was carried out with no negative impact on our customer service levels. While the initial go-live covered an as-is upgrade, the latest version of cWMS will allow us to implement additional functionality that is expected to drive additional productivity, efficiency and profitability benefits for the organisation. These include capabilities such as cartonisation, which will help improve item scanning, picking accuracy and overall quality control.
About Schneider Electric
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 2,000 people in over 12 sites across the country, in 2006 the company achieved turnover in excess of 500 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, DSGi (formerly known as 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 organisations 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 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.