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Struggling to gain visibility into your supply chain?

What is supply chain visibility?

Supply chain visibility can be defined as the availability of parts, components, or products in transit to be tracked from the manufacturer to their final destination. Manufacturing and distribution companies face challenges throughout every area of their supply chain. Across all stages, visibility is recognised as a key objective. Achieving supply chain visibility means having real time data for all the different processes involved readily available to all parties.

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Acquire Warehouse Management: A Foundation You Can Build On

When we embarked on our journey developing ACQUIRE, well over a decade ago, we took a lot of time to engage with our customers to understand their requirements from both a functional and an ownership perspective. This engagement in the endless variety of data capture requirements has seen us develop a number of bespoke solutions, each tailored precisely to the customers’ requirements.

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Hamamatsu Use Acquire to Deliver Visibility.

Hamamatsu Photonics had recently upgraded their IFS ERP platform to version Applications 9. Following this, they entered a period of business improvement reviews to drive more efficiencies and leverage the use of IFS across more of the business.

At their site in Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany, Hamamatsu Photonics were constructing a brand-new warehouse to house their supply chain processes and wanted to ensure the efficient use of IFS to underpin these processes for increased traceability and stock visibility. More specifically, they wanted to implement a mobile data capture solution to allow their warehouse operators to make use of barcodes for the handling and tracking of inventory/sales parts and reduce the manual burden on the order processing team.

“Cooper software was a great help with our first steps into a location bound warehouse system. The High Level Unit solution they have provided is a real game changer for our logistics.” Stephan Kalkschmidt, Warehouse.

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Acquire Warehouse Management : Custom as Standard

Manufacturing and distribution companies face challenges throughout their supply chain and at all stages, visibility is a key objective. According to the latest GEODIS Supply Chain worldwide survey, the issue rose from the sixth most important strategic priority in 2015 to third but noted that only 6% of firms said they had achieved it.

The survey, which considered the views of 623 supply chain professionals across 17 countries, found 57% of respondents considered their supply chain to be a competitive advantage that would enable the development of their company.

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BAE Systems Acquire Implementation

BAE Systems plc provide some of the world’s most advanced,  technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a  skilled workforce of some 83,400 people in over 40 countries. Working  with customers and local partners, they develop, engineer, manufacture  and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect  national security and people and keep critical information and  infrastructure secure.

“Cooper Software gave us the confidence that their ACQUIRE™ solution  was able to handle all of our unique requirements while making our  inventory management and tracking processes more streamlined and  efficient. Once implemented we were not disappointed and continued  to expand the solution to meet our on-going needs, particularly with the  mobile development.” 

IT Manager, BAE Systems

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