Publishing Warehouse IPG Sets Shipping Record with irms|WM Warehouse Management System

Downers Grove, IL – Upp Technology has implemented irms|WM® Warehouse Management for increased operational efficiencies at Independent Publishers Group. IPG markets and distributes books in the U.S. and internationally. Cross-selling books in many sales channels, the company's services include warehousing, customer service, trade sales management, book promotion, custom catalogs, and more.

With goals to increase productivity, scalability, visibility, and platform stability in their Chicago-area warehouse, IPG deployed irms|WM on a Microsoft SQL Server database with SAP Business Objects Crystal Reports. Just one month after completing go-live, IPG had seen significant improvements. The company has streamlined picking processes, achieved label compliance including ASN and BSIG labeling for their major trader partners as well as Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble, and shipped a company best 45,000 books in a single day.

Since the implementation, irms|WM has be integrated with Trilogy Publishing solutions from UK-based Trilogy Enterprise Services Limited. Upp Technology, Trilogy and Trilogy's North American partner, PubTech Consulting Limited, formed a strategic alliance to deliver integrated irms|WM and Trilogy ERP to leading-edge companies like IPG. Both irms|WM and Trilogy are developed using Microsoft open technology, delivering an integrated future-proof solution with lower total cost of ownership.

About Independent Publishers Group

Independent Publishers Group is a top supplier of books to retailers such as Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble, niche specialty stores, museum stores, computer stores, teacher supply outlets, and more. Acquired by Chicago Press Review in 1987 and having grown through its own acquisitions in the academic and international markets, IPG sells and distributes titles for publishers throughout the world. Along with industry powerhouses Macmillan and Random House, IPG was named an Amazon.com Distributor of the Year in 2008. More at www.ipgbook.com.

About Upp Technology, Inc.

Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, Upp Technology, Inc. is a global provider of specialized software, innovative technology solutions and IT staffing services to Fortune 500 companies, federal, state, and local governments and businesses in nearly every major industry. With a dedicated talent pool of 50,000+ IT professionals and a suite of integrated inventory and resource management software products, Upp Technology has been providing real business value to clients for more than 25 years. More at www.upp.com.

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