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Cirrus Logistics Explores APAC Warehouse Design Challenges of 2020

January 24, 2018

Logistics professionals have recently gathered in Singapore to discuss future industry trends, and learn how Cirrus’ CLASS warehouse design application has been enhanced to help them meet future challenges.

Cirrus Logistics has welcomed professionals from across the APAC region as they gathered to discuss the latest innovative developments and future trends. The Cirrus Logistics User Group (#CUG17) aimed at the APAC market, brings together customers from a host of sectors including third party logistics providers, retail, grocery, manufacturing and educators to name a few.

Delegates were invited to the two day event held at the Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, situated just moments away from the iconic Singapore River in the heart of the city, which comprised a formal dinner followed by several interactive presentation sessions and training workshops.

The User Group explored current technology innovations within the Cirrus Logistics product roadmap, focusing on the latest warehouse design features in CLASS. Delegates welcomed the announcement of the CLASS Visualiser module, which provides both simulated and real-time visualization of warehouse picking bay activity. Also shared, was the new Warehouse Builder Wizard which prompts for some basic data before designing the warehouse for you. This can then be brought to life instantly using the Animation Wizard.

The User Group continues to build on its reputation both in APAC and EMEA markets for its valuable content and networking opportunities. A customer case study of Euro Car Parts explored how a collaborative approach between solution design and teamwork enabled a simulation model to be used for testing migration planning, process changes and timings, all supporting business growth, speed and accuracy.

Whilst guest speaker, Marcus LeMaster global director, network design & data analytics at Schneider Electric, shared the importance of being mindful of the customers’ true buying behaviour. Resulting in a move from a static “one size fits all” supply chain to a set of dynamic tailored supply chains (TSC).

“Schneider invested in CLASS in 2017 and we were keen to get involved in the APAC User Group to share our ideas and start to engage with the wider CLASS community”, commented LeMaster.

“We have developed a new approach to supply chain optimisation and sharing some of this in an open forum has helped validate what we are doing amongst a community of supply chain designers. I would certainly encourage others to take the opportunity to speak at future events”.

Simon Shore, managing director for Cirrus Logistics added, “Following on from October’s User Group in the UK, it’s great to continue delivering these valuable events and share our innovative knowledge and expertise across the globe. With over 25 years’ in the industry, events like this are vital for us to continually listen to customers, then improve and develop our solutions to help meet the constant challenges they face.”

The success of the event in the APAC region continues to grow year on year and the team are excited to announce they will return in 2019.