IN what they call a show of continued commitment to implementing efficient and world-class solutions in distribution and supply chain management, IBS Australia is sponsoring Impetus 2006, the GS1 (formerly EAN Australia) annual event on international standards and best practices in supply-chain management.
IBS Australia is an Associate Alliance Partner of GS1 Australia, a non-profit organisation which locally administers the global multi-industry system of identification and communication for products, services, assets and locations - the GS1 System.
As sponsor and exhibitor at GS1 Australia's Impetus 2006 Conference and Expo, IBS Australia will be demonstrating how its supply chain solutions help Australian businesses become more efficient by adopting internationally accepted trading standards and the world’s best practice supply chain management techniques.
GS1 numbers and bar codes permit organizations of any size to order, track, trace, deliver and pay for goods across the supply chain, anywhere in the world.
IBS delivers industry-specific software, services and hardware offerings that help integrate the entire supply chain. IBS software is designed to facilitate businesses in successfully implementing their key business objectives by keeping them up to date with international standards and industry requirements.
For the automotive industry, which is heavily reliant on a highly efficient supply chain to maintain competitive advantage, the IBS Dynamic Warehouse Management solution handles complex warehousing and storage needs for options, fittings and replacement parts. The automated process of recognition, tracking and communication is done through integrated support for bar- coding, batch numbers and RF handling.
Forklift truck movements and totes can be tracked so that parts can always be located and costly pick and put-away errors can be avoided.
Employing industry-wide standards is also important in publishing, with the worldwide push to ONIX compliance. IBS' publishing and book distribution system, IBS Bookmaster supports the ONIX standard which provides an efficient way to send information about books while saving time and money.
In addition to the above industries, the IBS solution offers automated warehouse and inventory management across other niches such as consumer durables, paper and packaging, food and beverage, industrial supplies and electronics.