As the latest stage of its 12-country, 23-site ‘TouchWMS’ system rollout for global chain and gear manufacturer Renold plc, international supply chain solutions provider TouchPath is installing its multi-lingual warehouse management system in Renold’s new 39,600 square metre, 300-employee China manufacturing plant.
TouchWMS is already live in four Renold plants worldwide. Renold has a turnover of £183.4 million per annum and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. In Renold’s China chain manufacturing operation TouchWMS will integrate in real time with the company’s ‘Infor M3’ ERP system to manage all Renold’s factory processes.
Commenting on the company’s global WMS-ERP, new technology investment strategy Renold group business systems director Sarah Cobb says: “There is a great deal of raw material movement in our business and we need to know where our inventory is at any time - it boosts efficiency when you know exactly where the inventory is located that you need for a given operation. Our breadth and diversity demand good systems to underpin the business”.
TouchWMS supports the full range of warehouse processes from goods receipt, guided put-away, task management, stock allocation and multi-zone wave picking, single order pick and pack or bulk order picking.
Other processes that can be supported include automatic replenishment, load management, the generation of multi-lingual dispatch notes, and pallet manifests, plus integration with a range of carrier consignment systems. TouchWMS can run stand-alone or integrated with all mainstream ERP and other supply chain and legacy systems. It is currently available in 11 languages.
“TouchPath brings clarity and insight to company business processes. With a single touch organisations can capture essential shop floor data, manage warehouse processes and better control the whereabouts of their assets,” says TouchPath International CEO David Myers.