Atlanta, US, February 26, 2024 Deposco, a leading cloud-based omnichannel fulfillment software provider, has announced a strategic partnership with The Open University, the largest academic institution in the UK, and a world leader in flexible distance learning. The collaboration aims to modernize and enhance the university’s warehouse management system (WMS) to better serve over 200,000 students worldwide.

With a commitment to delivering high-quality distance learning, The Open University faced the challenge of replacing its legacy fulfillment systems with a solution capable of supporting its dynamic needs, including improved warehouse performance metrics, product traceability across the supply chain, and efficient handling of peak demand periods.     

After undertaking a framework agreement process involving requests for proposals (RFPs), The Open University selected Deposco as the best fit to a rigorous set of functional, technical and value-for-money metrics. Through the implementation of Deposco’s warehouse management software, The Open University aims to improve operations and gain real-time visibility into performance metrics that can be driven through an enhanced reporting capability.

“The partnership with Deposco represents a significant step forward in our mission to provide exceptional educational resources to our students regardless of their location,” said Seth Townley, Interim Director of Design, Development and Production at The Open University. “Investing in Deposco’s WMS solution will allow us to streamline our processes, ensuring that students receive their course materials promptly and efficiently, which is vital for distance learning.”

Deposco’s WMS enables The Open University to manage the distribution of over 1.6 million inserts for core modules and support educational initiatives beyond traditional coursework, such as providing materials for prison education programs and collaborations with the BBC for projects related to ‘Blue Planet’, for example.

This implementation marks the beginning of a robust partnership to foster innovation in educational logistics. With plans for international expansion, The Open University will rely on Deposco’s WMS technology to meet the growing demand for its courses across Europe and beyond.

“We are proud to partner with The Open University in their journey to modernize and expand their educational reach,” said Will Lovatt, General Manager of Deposco Europe.Our technology is designed to adapt to the evolving needs of dynamic organizations like The Open University, ensuring they can efficiently manage and expand their operations to meet students’ needs wherever they may be.”

The program of change also leverages Deposco’s Supply Chain Planning (SCP) capabilities, further enhancing The Open University’s ability to forecast student demand and efficiently prepare and distribute course materials.

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About The Open University

The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning. Since it began in 1969, the OU has taught more than 2.3 million students worldwide and currently has over 208,000 students. For more information, please visit

About Deposco

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