Right from the source. Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. has selected e-SPS, New Generation Computing's Web-based sourcing and production system, to streamline and manage the global production of private-label merchandise. Scheduled for installation at the company's Pittsburgh headquarters, e-SPS will provide the company's sourcing department and overseas vendors with access to production data and the ability to complete steps in the production process via the Internet. Specifically, e-SPS will enable Dick's Sporting Goods to manage all product-development tasks, distribute product specifications to vendors and receive real-time updates on the status of its merchandise production.
Timex keeps on tickin'. Timex Corp., the country's best-selling watch brand, has gone live with Provia's ViaWare WMS warehouse management and ViaView visibility and event management systems at the company's main manufacturing facility, which is located in Cebu, the Philippines. The site manufactures Timex watches and distributes them throughout North America.
As a supplier to many of the nation's leading retailers, Timex is using the advanced kitting and assembly functionality in the ViaWare WMS to meet its clients' detailed assembly and packaging requirements. These clients want Timex to deliver watches to their stores shelf ready. "Our clients don't want to spend time preparing product; they want to take shipments from us and be able to place them right on the shelf," says Steve Garrett, Timex's director-global supply chain and logistics. "Our clients require us to provide store-ready product, with pricing and security measures already in place."
Linking the yard with the world. WhereNet Corp., a provider of mobile communications technology, and Elogex, which produces transportation management systems and other software, have joined forces to link WhereNet's yard management system with Elogex's TMS. The companies say integrating the systems will allow customers to locate, track and manage assets in their distribution centers and across a network of manufacturers, carriers and retailers in real time through one Web-based point of access. The integrated system was put in place last July with ES3, a grocery distributor with DCs in Harrisburg and York, Pa