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Advanced Business Solutions to showcase warehouse and supply chain management solutions at Foodex

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2014-02-27 15:25:25 - Market leading business applications and services provider, Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) will be exhibiting its warehouse and logistics software on stand H354 at the Foodex show

, at NEC Birmingham (24-26 March 2014). Advanced will also unveil a new white paper at the show, which highlights the importance of food traceability within the supply chain.

Advanced’s warehouse and logistics solutions allow high levels of stock traceability throughout the supply chain. The systems enable stock to be tracked and recorded on the latest GPRS hand-held devices. Businesses can also use remote labelling to track and label inbound stock from anywhere in the world.

Advanced will also showcase its end-to-end supply chain management (SCM) solution on stand H354 within the UKWA Pavilion. The solution comprises of a market-leading warehouse management system, OpenWMS, and OpenLogistix, a sophisticated distribution, production and supply chain management solution.

OpenWMS, Advanced’s market-leading warehouse

management system, is designed for both Third Party Logistics (3PL) and owner operated use and can be configured for single or multiple warehouses.

The OpenLogistix Supply chain suite comprises a range of integrated modules that incorporate multi-company and multi-currency facilities throughout. OpenLogistix and OpenWMS help to streamline all operational areas, reducing costs, increasing productivity, and improving visibility and traceability throughout the supply chain. The systems are supported by OpenDashboards, an award-winning dashboard solution, providing real-time inventory and KPI information across all business units to promote pro-active decision making.

Advanced’s SCM solution is part of a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that also includes a financial management system (OpenAccounts) and an integrated HR and payroll system (OpenHR and OpenPeople).

Simon Fowler, Managing Director of Advanced Business Solutions, said: “Our automated warehouse management software is already making it easier for food distributors to manage complex warehouse activities, boosting productivity, reducing costs, and increasing customer satisfaction. It’s also helping with traceability, which remains a big issue for the industry since last year’s horsemeat scandal.

“Food traceability is an increasingly important topic in the industry and we are looking forward to sharing the findings of our new white paper, with Foodex attendees.”

Advanced has been working with manufacturers, distributors and 3rd Party Logistics providers operating in the food and beverage industry (handling frozen, chilled and ambient products) for over 20 years and has significant experience in providing the businesses with solutions to address typical pain points experienced by logistics professionals in the sector. Customers include Domino’s Pizza, Dorset Cereals and Walkers Snack Foods.

Advanced Business Solutions is a market-leading business applications and services provider with more than 20 years’ experience providing a range of back office solutions to UK organisations.

For more information on Advanced’s supply chain management solution, please visit standH354 within the UKWA Pavilion at Foodex, visit or call 01582 714 810.


Notes to editor:

About Advanced Business Solutions

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) provides leading integrated business applications and services that enable public, private and third sector organisations to retain control, improve visibility and gain efficiencies whilst continually improving corporate performance. Advanced prides itself on getting close to its customers by understanding their businesses and responding to their evolving needs.
Advanced’s software systems comprise core accounting/financial management, procurement, supply chain management, human resource and payroll systems, integrated with a range of collaborative, document management and business intelligence solutions to extend the value and effectiveness of the finance, human resource and payroll departments. Management information systems for school and academies are also provided through Advanced’s subsidiary, Advanced Learning. All solutions can be delivered as a managed or bureau service.
Customers are from both the public and private sectors and include Companies House, Newcastle City Council, NHSScotland, Norfolk Constabulary, Edge Hill University, WH Smith, Royal Bank of Scotland, Aer Lingus, National Express Group, DFS and RSPB.
Advanced Business Solutions is a division of Advanced Computer Software Group plc, a leading supplier of software and IT services to the health, care and business services sectors.

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Angela Mycock and Robert Downes, Advanced Computer Software Group
+44(0)1625 856 513

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Robert Downes
Senior Press Officer
Phone: 01625 856513
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Angela Mycock
Phone: 01625856505

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