Clearwater FL (November 21, 2013) – In the 2012 MCAA (CLDA) Industry Study, when asked what association members believe to be key factors for growing their businesses over the next 12 months, 40.8% noted new service offerings. According to the survey, more than 45% of respondents currently offer inventory management, cross docking, warehousing, last mile distribution and distribution services. But do these companies have the technology needed to effectively manage new service offerings?
According to the 2012 survey, 73.3% of survey respondents work for 3PLs. While businesses may hesitate to invest in the technology needed to provide these service offerings, the results can be transformative. “We have seen many 3PL clients grow their operations using our software” explained Michael Armanious, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Using Datex FootPrint® WMS makes operations much more efficient and productive and helps 3PLs generate more revenue by capturing and billing for accessorial charges in real time. Because of the accuracy of the technology, workplace errors drop to zero. This produces noticeable savings in time and labor. Having more advanced technology also helps 3PLs attract larger clients. ”
Datex, a technology solution provider to the courier and third party logistics industries specializes in meeting the needs of third party logistics (3PL) providers and couriers. “Most of our clients are 3PLs” stated Kim Ganoe, Senior Solutions Provider for Datex. “Datex has been in business since 1978. We understand 3PL operations and have developed software specifically to meet the needs of their operations.”
Datex provides a full range of solutions including supply chain software, hardware and managed services. Developed for third party logistics (3PL) providers, the Datex warehouse management system, Datex FootPrint® WMS includes top level functionality for managing inventory, cross docking and distribution services and has specialized features for handling pharmaceutical, medical and other regulated products.
According to the 2012 survey, of the association members who were surveyed, 65.8% support the pharma industry and 88% support the medical industry. For courier and 3PL businesses supporting pharma and medical industry clients, this can pose special challenges. Datex FootPrint® WMS provides a complete audit trail with full product traceability, ideal for pharma and medical products. The Datex solution supports serialization, Lot control and RFID and provides the needed security provisions for regulated products.
The Datex warehouse management system has modules for cartonization, shipping management, manufacturing and other options. Developed using the latest Microsoft technology, Datex FootPrint® WMS is designed to scale as businesses grow and change at minimal cost and includes free software upgrades with support and maintenance agreements.
In successful operation for over 35 years, Datex is a longstanding Zebra Technologies partner and “one stop shop” solution provider of software, hardware and managed service solutions. Consistently recognized for excellence in software solutions for the supply chain industry including the Inbound Logistics Top 100 IT Providers and Food Logistics FL100, Datex utilizes the highly flexible Microsoft .NET platform and powerful Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation to create a variety of flexible supply chain software solutions to meet the changing needs of warehousing and logistics operations.
For more information, please visit www.datexcorp.com.