Supply chain re-fit nears completion

Software testing begins this week

Kerry Logistics has dumped a number of internal supply chain management systems as part of a global software re-fit that will go live in November this year.

As part of the software overhaul, Kerry Logistics has also purchased a global supply chain management licence for the Control Tower Platform (CTP) from Viewlocity.

The air freight logistics company, which has a large footprint in Europe, Hong Kong and China, has just opened four offices in Australia.

Implementation of the Viewlocity software started on July 3 this year and software testing began this week.

Wilson Lee, director of IT at Kerry Logistics, said CTP was selected because it was ideal to meet strict time-to-market deadlines.

Lee said CTP is easy to customize and highly flexible.

Previously, the company used in-house developed applications which split into two platforms - KerrierT&T (Freight Forwarding) and KerrierWEB (distribution centre and distribution model), Lee said.

The refit is part of the KerrierVision project which began in 2005 and is finally nearing completion.

Down the track, Lee said, Kerry Logistics is interested in deploying RFID technology but it is still in the pilot stage.

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