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A Focused Web-based Solution for Chemicals, Drugs, and Mill-based Industries
SSI shows deep understanding of the requirements for chemical, drug, and mill-based industries. Consequently, it has developed such must-have capabilities as

based on user attributes  accompany the goods, and based on the method of transport, advises which transport documents are required to accompany the goods (in the form of Tremcards), and defines the languages required based upon the transport route defined. Tremcard is a universally recognized European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) system for dangerous goods vehicles that must have emergency information in writing. The information must be set out in a prescribed format, in a language the driver can understand, and in the

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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