Suite deal. Integrated Barcoding Systems (IBS), a provider of data-collection technology and services, has established a strategic marketing partnership with Shipcom Wireless Inc., a global provider of enterprise mobility solutions. Under the agreement's terms, IBS will market and sell Shipcom's CATAMARAN suite of mobility products to end-users in Nort h America. CATAMARAN gives users access to corporate applications like SAP, Oracle, Siebel and QAD through dynamic business connectors on a wide array of mobile devices, including Pocket PC, Windows CE, DOS and Palm.
"We are excited about this new relationship," says Andy Jacobs, president and CEO of Integrated Barcode Systems. "The strategic partnership represents a great opportunity to provide cutting-edge solutions to a rapidly expanding marketplace. The CATAMARAN software solution allows us to target and penetrate markets like SAP, Oracle and Siebel."
Putting some muscle behind the operation. Wild Oats Markets Inc. has selected OMI's procurement and warehouse management applications for its internal purchasing and logistics functions. Over the upcoming months, Wild Oats Markets, a national natural and organic foods retailer, will install OMI's BICEPS/PROMPT procurement applications within its Boulder, Colo., headquarters facility and the TRICEPS warehouse management application in the company's four regional distribution centers. IBM's Global Services division will work with OMI's installation team to implement the systems.
OMI's BICEPS/PROMPT applications provide advanced purchasing and inventory management, with specialized capabilities for the grocery industry. The TRICEPS warehouse management application offers comprehensive capabilities that allow grocery chains, wholesalers and other large consumer packaged goods distributors to improve their productivity through paperless end-to-end inventory management from the point of receipt until final shipment.
On the scent. Elizabeth Arden, a global high-end fragrance and beauty products company, will use Precision Software's TRA/X International Trade Logistics solution to automate its entire U.S. export shipping process and gain shipment visibility. Elizabeth Arden plans to integrate the TRA/X software with its distribution software system to perform automated packing, build pallet loads and generate international trade documentation. TRA/X will provide Elizabeth Arden with a selection of more than 100 documents within the Export Documentation module and enable electronic filing of Shipper's Export Declarations to U.S. Customs through the Automated Export System (AES).
Fast feed. Food and agricultural cooperative Land O'Lakes has selected G-Log Global Command and Control Center (GC3) software to manage inbound and outbound freight operations for its Agricultural Services business. Land O'Lakes, which will launch the G-Log solution with its Farmland Feed Division, plans to use G-Log to automate and manage all aspects of the logistics lifecycle as it ships livestock feeds to farmers and dealers across the country.