IBS Latest NewsWe’re keen to keep you up to date with all the latest news. You can keep track of all the latest activities and announcements at IBS on this page. If you’ve any additional questions then please feel free to contact us with your query.uuid:f1735dda-ef8c-4788-98dc-16ff6750f2af;id=368512015-08-04T01:22:01Zuuid:f1735dda-ef8c-4788-98dc-16ff6750f2af;id=36852Eltex of Sweden chooses IBS Enterprise to consolidate global ERP and move to the CloudA consolidated ERP is key in Eltex’s vision for growth 2014-12-15T20:50:00+01:002014-12-15T20:50:00+01:00SOLNA, Sweden, December 15, 2014 – International Business Systems (IBS), a leading global integrated ERP and supply chain solutions provider, has been selected as a strategic partner by Eltex of Sweden, the world’s leading manufacturer of stop-motion equipment for textile machines. Eltex has operations in Sweden, Ireland and the U.S. The company will continue to invest in yarn supervision technology, whilst at the same time look to diversify its portfolio into new areas such as temperature measuring systems for food handling. This new partnership marks the conclusion of a competitive evaluation process that Eltex started two years ago, aiming to achieve one consolidated, global, integrated ERP system throughout the organization. Eltex will deploy IBS Enterprise and IBS Analytics across all businesses to address issues such as integration between different areas of the supply chain, reducing the amount of manual intervention and gaining transparency throughout enterprise-wide processes globally. IBS will host the solution for Eltex in one of its dedicated data-centers, delivering a complete, reliable and robust solution on the IBS Cloud . Douglas Braun, CEO of IBS said, “We are delighted to announce this new partnership with Eltex of Sweden. Throughout the process, we worked closely with its team and listened to its concerns, adjusting our solution and methodology to best accommodate Eltex’s operational needs and business culture. It was a good fit on both sides." “In the end, the key difference between IBS and its competitors was its focus on our needs and our business. IBS demonstrated a partnership approach and a level of responsiveness that made it the right choice for Eltex of Sweden. The rich, standard functionality of IBS Enterprise and Business Analytics, combined with its global organization and presence aligns well with our needs,” said Brian Hicks, Managing Director of Eltex. About Eltex of Sweden For more than 50 years, Eltex of Sweden has been developing yarn sensors for textile machines. During that time, Eltex has built up an organization that, together with local representatives, covers most of the world. Eltex is continually investing in research and development to further strengthen its position as the leading company in yarn supervision. About IBS International Business Systems (IBS) is a leading global integrated ERP and supply chain distribution software solution provider. For more than 35 years, the company has helped customers such as Plannja AB, Axflow AB, Cramo, Thermo-Fischer, AEP, Totes Isotoner, and many others streamline, automate and accelerate their distribution network processes, and drive profitability and efficiency. For more information, please visit www.ibs.net or contact: Marriam Kinny +1-262-510-0822 email@example.com uuid:f1735dda-ef8c-4788-98dc-16ff6750f2af;id=36853How Proposed FSMA Regulations Could Affect Grocers' Supply ChainFood recalls always make headlines, and not in a good way. The Obama administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act ( FSMA ) is the most sweeping reform to food safety laws in more than 7 decades, and several of the proposed regulations will have the greatest impact on smaller, local producers. 2014-12-05T18:36:00+01:002014-12-05T18:36:00+01:00While large food producers already practice many of these policy’s, there will be added burdens for smaller, local producers that could cause a ripple effect through the entire supply chain. In this recent article written for Progressive Grocer, Global Director of Product Management Bill Tomasi and Senior Global Product Marketing Manager Lori Harner of IBS discuss how being proactive in preparing for the changes coming from FSMA now can save grocers a lot of grief in the long run. Read the full article here . uuid:f1735dda-ef8c-4788-98dc-16ff6750f2af;id=36854Shippers Look To 3PLs For Innovative Logistics Solutions On A Global ScaleIn a recent article written for SupplyChainDigest by IBS Global Director of Product Management Bill Tomasi, he describes how technology can provide a huge advantage to 3PLs seeking credibility and elevated partnerships with their customers. 2014-11-21T18:29:00+01:002014-11-21T18:29:00+01:00Read the full article for Bill’s insight into how increased demand for more sophisticated automated order fulfillment technologies creates opportunities for 3PLs to play a more pivotal role in integrated supply chain management strategies on a global scale. Read Article uuid:f1735dda-ef8c-4788-98dc-16ff6750f2af;id=36855Bolster Your Supply Chain’s Memory in Time for DQSAThe first deadline for House bill H.R. 3204, the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) is just a few weeks away – January 1, 2015. This means track-and-trace requirements for pharmaceuticals have become more precise than ever, and now is the time to outline your foolproof track and trace strategy. There’s a lot of work to be done, and not much time to do it. 2014-11-21T18:09:00+01:002014-11-21T18:09:00+01:00Check out this article co-authored by IBS’ Michael O’Brien, and Jack Tarkoff, Vice President of Sales for rfXcel, that was recently featured in Logistics Viewpoints to get in the know about how an industry specific ERP can help you tackle this challenge. Read the article uuid:f1735dda-ef8c-4788-98dc-16ff6750f2af;id=36856Close the performance gap in your supply chainWorking together to close the supply chain workforce performance gap, IBS earlier this year announced a partnership with TZA , a recognized leader in workforce management solutions, to deliver better workforce planning and improved productivity in warehouse and distribution center environments. 2014-11-21T16:04:00+01:002014-11-21T16:04:00+01:00IBS is renowned for its world-class distribution software. TZA is a recognized leader in workforce management solutions. Together, IBS and TZA provide a more accountable, motivated distribution workforce, empowered by the industry’s most advanced supply chain enterprise, warehouse and labor management software. IBS Business Suite 2015 , enabled with TZA workforce solutions, will give you the real-time visibility and decision support you need to identify and prioritize where and how to boost productivity, throughput and cost savings across your supply chain. Watch the short video below to learn how you can increase performance by 10%...20%...30% or more. uuid:f1735dda-ef8c-4788-98dc-16ff6750f2af;id=36857What Mid-sized Automotive Aftermarket Distributors Need To Get AheadManufacturing Business Technology recently covered IBS Director of Pre-Sales Consulting Joe Swaim's insights on what small- to mid-sized distributors in the automotive aftermarket space can do to achieve the benefits once reserved for larger competitors by employing the right tools to help them get the job done. 2014-11-05T22:59:00+01:002014-11-05T22:59:00+01:00Read Article uuid:f1735dda-ef8c-4788-98dc-16ff6750f2af;id=36858IBS Business Suite 2015 Helps Manage Inventory Levels and CostIBS Business Suite 2015, released on October 31, 2014, helps companies manage inventory levels and cost throughout their distribution channels, minimizing operating cash requirements and enhancing customer service for improved revenues. 2014-11-04T21:54:00+01:002014-11-04T21:54:00+01:00Read Article uuid:f1735dda-ef8c-4788-98dc-16ff6750f2af;id=36859The Importance of Brand: How To Maintain Loyalty Through Effective Supply Chain ManagementIn this recent article featured in Material Handling Network magazine, IBS Global Director of Product Development, Bill Tomasi, discusses how to maintain brand loyalty through effective supply chain management. 2014-11-04T18:14:00+01:002014-11-04T18:14:00+01:00For insight on how supply chain leaders are playing a crucial role in supporting and protecting brands, click here to read the full article, or check out page 24 on the digital publication below! uuid:f1735dda-ef8c-4788-98dc-16ff6750f2af;id=36860International Business Systems Introduces IBS Business Suite 2015, Helping Distributors Manage Inventory Levels and Cost Throughout Their Supply ChainsSecond Generation Platform Improves Productivity Through a More Connected Enterprise, Leading to Greater Visibility for Better Business Decisions 2014-10-31T00:00:00+01:002014-10-31T00:00:00+01:00SOLNA, Sweden, October 31, 2014 – International Business Systems (IBS), a leading global integrated ERP and supply chain technology provider, today announced the release of IBS Business Suite 2015, a second generation supply chain platform that helps companies manage inventory levels and cost throughout their distribution channels, minimizing operating cash requirements and enhancing customer service for improved revenues. IBS is the trusted industry leader of ERP and WMS distribution software, preferred for consistently improving operational efficiencies and business performance for mid-market companies challenged by the complexities of managing distribution. The full suite includes IBS Enterprise (ERP), IBS Dynaman (Warehouse Management), IBS Bookmaster, IBS Mobility, IBS Netstore (eCommerce), and IBS Sales & Operations Planning geared to mid-market distribution companies with complex operations in Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverage, Publishing, Automotive Aftermarkets, 3PL and Wholesale Distribution. “Our second generation software offers a cohesive suite of products with additional features, including ease-of-use and open interfaces that drive better business processes,” said Mike Verdeyen, IBS CTO. “Our Sales & Operations Planning module offers more exception-based planning, enabling organizations to focus on the product areas where they can realize the greatest return.” IBS Business Suite 2015 also delivers best-of-breed transportation management and labor management capabilities through strategic partnerships. The industry-specific functionality gives users the power to plan and execute their supply chain strategies faster and more effectively for achieving business growth. In addition, IBS Business Suite 2015 is seamlessly integrated with IBS Analytics powered by QlikView for graphic visualization of complex business data; at-a-glance, users can quickly read, predict, and react to information, make faster, more proactive business decisions, and achieve strategic objectives that maximize profit. “Business intelligence is a tool set that continues to evolve from backwards looking to predictive and proactive,” said Steve Banker, Service Director for Supply Chain Management at ARC Advisory Group. “The greater the visibility into the supply chain, the easier it is for a company to make course corrections toward business success. IBS is building out that capability in its latest release.” “IBS continues to make technology investments to deliver greater business value to our customers,” said Doug Braun, IBS CEO. “Our goal continues to center around making the user experience as intuitive and productive for people as possible.” About IBS International Business Systems (IBS) is a leading global integrated ERP and supply chain distribution software solution provider. For more than 35 years, the company has helped customers such as Geiger, ICS, Golden Eagle Distributing, Fidelitone, Totes Isotoner, WORLDPAC, and many more streamline, automate and accelerate their distribution network processes, and drive profitability and efficiency. For more information, please visit www.ibs.net or contact: Marriam Kinny 1-916-365-1060 Marriam.Kinny@ibs.net uuid:f1735dda-ef8c-4788-98dc-16ff6750f2af;id=36861Technology Newsmaker Q&A with Joe SwaimThe right technology can be a huge business advantage for mid-market automotive aftermarket companies. In this recent Q&A Session with Aftermarket Business World, IBS Director of Pre-Sales Consulting Joe Swaim discusses some of the challenges faced by small- to mid-sized distributors in the automotive aftermarket space, and how they can overcome those issues with integrated, automated supply chain technology solutions. 2014-10-27T16:39:00+01:002014-10-27T16:39:00+01:00Read more at Aftermarket Business World.