WebSphere

User Group UK

Title:
Fulfilling Retail Expectations with Mobile
Stream:
Mobile (1)
Speakers:
Richard Gamblin
Abstract:
One of the world's largest retailers, generating over $100 billion in revenue in 2013, serves millions of customers a week in stores and online. One of the key areas in which they differentiate themselves is in their network of distribution centers, which use advanced technology to support a modern, efficient and cost-effective supply chain. Underpinning its fulfillment process is a Warehouse Management System, based on CICS and running on System z. This session provides an overview of the technical challenges, technology choices and benefits of mobile-enabling a core CICS application. It covers the business value identified in exposing warehouse management capabilities through a Mobile interface, plus the technology design for implementing the solution on System z. The indicative results demonstrated cost savings of about $2.5 million per year, which equated to an approximate return on investment of only 16 days.
Bio:

Richard Gamblin:

Richard Gamblin is an IBM Technical Staff Member, Redbooks Mobile Thought Leader and zChampions Global Leader for Mobile. As a Software Architect based in the UK & Ireland, Richard works with clients to develop new solutions and capabilities with WebSphere, Mobile and System z technologies. He has worked in a number of Technical Sales roles during his time in IBM, including an Integration and Connectivity Specialist and WebSphere Architect. Prior to joining IBM, Richard was a researcher at the University of Leeds, from where he obtained a doctorate in the field Bioinformatics.

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