AquiTec awarded accolade at BCS IM Awards.
December , 2006 – Global supply chain software provider AquiTec has been named runner up in the Supply Chain Solution category of the prestigious British Computer Society Information Management Awards, the premier European recognition of excellence and innovation in the management of business information.
The Supply Chain Solution award which AquiTec shared with its customer, Focus DIY, recognised the successful introduction of voice directed picking at Focus DIY’s Distribution Centres. The voice project has helped Focus DIY, the UK’s third largest DIY retailer, achieve dramatic improvements in overall productivity, as well as more accurate visibility of stock availability, improved accuracy and order fulfillment.
The British Computer Society Information Management (IM) Awards are a showcase for organisations that have demonstrated the vision and the business skills to implement new technology to reap real business benefits with substantial and measurable Return on Investment. The Awards attract entries from private sector companies ranging from Top 100 to start-up companies, as well as public sector bodies charged with implementing e-government directives.
The AquiTec and Focus DIY voice picking project headed off some stiff competition from eight finalists including Marks & Spencer and BT, to earn second place in the Supply Chain Solution category. The British Computer Society IM Awards success follows hot on the heels of the Retail Systems Awards 2006 where AquiTec and Focus DIY won the Supply Chain Solution category.
Steve Cosgrove, IT Director of Focus DIY comments: “This latest award confirms that Focus DIY and AquiTec are leading the way in the supply chain industry. We have demonstrated how voice picking technology can produce significant gains with minimal disruption to the supply chain. We are thrilled with the recognition this gives to the IT and Supply Chain teams in Focus and our technology partners AquiTec.
Frank Arico, AquiTec’s Chief Executive, concluded: “This is a tremendous achievement for all involved with the project. We have demonstrated once again that AquiTec is at the forefront of the industry, delivering robust technology solutions and helping our customers achieve measurable efficiency improvements and real financial benefits.”