Warehouse Technology Resources

IoT and the Smart Warehouse

IoT is Revolutionizing Warehouse & Supply Chain Operations You may have seen commercials and online advertising for everything from predictive maintenance to home automation using IoT.  It is a simple, largely intuitive concept that is helping to digitally...

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RFID Case Study

Eskimo / Datex / Jamison RFID Case Study. RFID How it Works: RFID portals are located at the ends of aisles. As pallets with RFID tags are moved by forklifts into the aisles,...

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Zebra DS4800 Series Barcode Scanner

The Zebra DS4800 Series Barcode Scanner has elite performance and is elegantly crafted. This innovative barcode scanner offers impressive style without compromising the functionality. The cover...

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5 Tips for Better Warehouse Profitability

As we are still in the beginning of a new year, it is time to “take stock” of conditions in the warehouse. It is time to take a critical look at your warehouse or distribution center operations and look for areas that are causing a leak in the profitability of your...

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Battle of the Zebra Scanners: LI3608 vs. MT200

  The Battle of the Zebra Scanners has begun! In one corner we have the Zebra LI3608 Ultra-Rugged Scanner weighing in at 13.6 ounces. In the other corner, we have the Zebra MT200 Mobile Terminal Scanner weighing in at 13.5 ounces. The Zebra LI3608 has unstoppable...

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Zebra DS8100 Series Handheld Imager

The Zebra DS8100 Series Handheld Imager is the ultimate in performance, innovation and manageability. This device captures the most problematic barcodes including dense, tiny, curved, poorly...

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Zebra LI4278 Handheld Scanner

The Zebra LI4278 Handheld Scanner is designed for rigorous daily use. This device provides cordless freedom and is Bluetooth compatible. Barcodes can be captured from extreme angles, allowing scanning...

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Industry 4.0, the Smart Factory & the Digital Supply Chain

What is Industry 4.0? Over the course of human history, mankind has experienced an evolution in industry.  Each major disruption caused torrents of changes to existing operations and proved to be transformational.The first industrial revolution began in the 1780s with...

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Technology, Disaster Relief and Supply Chain Disruption

Disaster Relief and Recovery As the world has seen with Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, Hurricane Maria throughout Puerto Rico and the Caribbean and the devastating recent earthquake in Mexico City,...

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Why Use Voice Technology in the Cold Storage Warehouse

Because of all the changes going on in the perishable goods and food supply chain recently, refrigerated warehousing operators and public cold storage companies need to move goods differently than in the past.  Challenges with inventory control, inventory management,...

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Give Your Business an Edge with New Warehouse Technology

Why Upgrade Your Mobile Computers and WMS? Today supply chain businesses need to operate faster, more accurately and more reliably than ever before, largely to meet the expectations of consumers for accurate order fulfillment and speedy delivery with a variety of...

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Bluetooth Technology for Warehouse Operations

What is Bluetooth and How Does it Work? Bluetooth provides a solution to the challenges of ensuring that devices can communicate seamlessly with each other in real time using a standard protocol and means of determining how much data can be transmitted at one...

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GO Zebra Trade-In Program

  Boost your business with Zebra Technologies GO Zebra TradeIn Rebate Program. You can upgrade your outdated mobile computers, mobile printers, and Zebra batteries to next-generation Zebra printers and mobile devices. You can even trade-in old competitors models for...

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Reinventing Retail Supply Chain Technology

Zebra’s 2017 Retail Vision Study shows how shopper expectations and technology advancements have evolved causing a shift in retail operations in the global retail industry. Retailers cited the technology trends that will shape the future. 70% of retailer respondents...

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2017 3PL and Supply Chain Technology Update

What Do 3PL Customers Want from Their Logistics Providers? It is a complex, changing world that is often very confusing.  Throw yesterday’s projections out the window!  Now consumers are changing all the rules, causing fluctuations and disruptions in the supply...

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Online Shopping, the Power of Consumers & the Supply Chain

Consumer behavior is having a powerful transformative effect across America.  You may have noticed that U.S. shopping malls are closing at an alarming rate.  According to a report from Credit Suisse, between 20 and 25% of American malls will close within 5 years. ...

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Omnichannel, Consumers, & the Supply Chain

Omnichannel and consumers are effecting the supply chain as we know it. The average percentage of internet users who say they are addicted to their digital media devices is 59 percent. The data shows 76 percent of 14 to 24 year olds are addicted to their digital media...

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2017 Cold Storage Industry Update

What’s Going on in Today’s Cold Storage Warehouse? Today’s food supply chain is changing.  Consumer tastes, needs and expectations are driving change in numerous directions. Cost concerns, food product safety and traceability are major issues.  In recent years, more...

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Mobile Technology Used in the Cold Storage Warehouse

Upgrading your technology is easy with GO Zebra. Click here for more information There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to mobile technology used in the cold storage warehouse. Will your workers be able to quickly enter data with gloved hands? Are...

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3PL Cold Storage Warehouse Infographic

3PL cold storage warehouse have been steadily increasing their capacity in the U.S. and worldwide over the past few years. U.S. cold storage warehousing capacity has been increasing since 2013. Growth in 3PL cold storage from 2013 to 2015 was an increase of 1.9...

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Ransomware Facts & Figures

Ransomware is the #1 security concern for businesses. Attack frequency is at an all-time high and so are the demands. There have been more than 4,000 ransomware attacks occurring every day since the beginning of 2016. This is a 300% increase over 2015, in which 1,000...

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5 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Barcode Printer

Before purchasing a barcode printer, you should ask yourself a few key questions to ensure you get the right printer for your business’s needs. There are many different types of barcode printers that have different capabilities. Choosing the wrong printer can...

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1 Dimensional vs. 2 Dimensional Barcodes

A barcode is a machine-readable representation of data that describes the object it is attached to. There are two different types of barcodes, 1 dimension and 2 dimension. 1 dimension barcodes hold the data for specific objects in the width and spacing of the parallel...

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KR403 Zebra Kiosk Receipt Printer

The KR403 receipt printer offers improvements in print quality, memory capacity, fonts and barcodes sets- including the retail-industry-required GS1 barcode. This kiosk printer is perfect to...

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KR203 Zebra Kiosk Receipt Printer

The KR203 Kiosk Receipt printer offers affordable continual reliability to keep your kiosk printing. Zebra’s printers maximize uptime, minimize upkeep and are optimized for tough printing...

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ZT400 Zebra Industrial RFID Printer/Encoder

The ZT400 Series RFID printer is ideal for those in manufacturing, transportation, logistics, retail and healthcare fields. It is known as the price performance leader in RFID labeling and supports a wide range of...

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Zebra ZE500R Series Print Engine

Zebra’s ZE500R series print engine is constructed to ensure that your print applications run without any interruptions. Ideal for manufacturing, warehousing, automotive, pharmaceutical, food,...

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Zebra R110Xi4 Printer Encoder

The R110Xi4 RFID printer is ideal for those in manufacturing, transportation or logistics, this high performance printer is able to print and encode a variety of UHF RFID smart labels. It is...

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Zebra ZXP Series 9 ID Card Printer

The Zebra ZXP Series 9 Retransfer Card Printer is the best in its class. With the ability to print up to 190 card per hour and maintain a high-security rating this is perfect for any company....

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Zebra ZXP Series 7 ID Card Printer

Zebra’s ZXP Series 7 ID card printer was built to meet the demands of the business environment today. For a busy work environment this printer helps lighten the workload by automatically...

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Zebra ZXP Series 3 ID Card Printer

Stuck in a tight workplace with no room for an oversized ID card printer? The Zebra ZXP Series 3 ID card printer is perfect for you. Clocking in at only 7.9 inches wide this compact card...

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Zebra ZXP Series 1 ID Card Printer

Many Businesses need to print high quality cards, occasionally in a small office and do not have room for a high capacity large printer. Zebra’s ZXP Series 1 ID card printer meets just that...

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ZD420 Desktop Printer

Every successful business needs a ZD420 Desktop printer to ensure that they are as efficient as they can be. Is it time to upgrade your printer, but you don’t have time to set it up? Zebra’s ZD420 Desktop...

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ZD410 Desktop Thermal Printer

Time and efficiency give you a head start in the business world. The ZD410 Desktop printer is ideal for retail, healthcare, logistics, security and manufacturing. Small enough that it does not...

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TLP2824 Desktop Printer

Many businesses have limited desktop space and need a compact easy-to-use printer. The Zebra 2-inch TLP 2824 Plus desktop thermal transfer printer was designed to meet these needs printing labels from retail price...

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GC420 Desktop Printer

Zebra’s GC420 Desktop printer is one that is durable thanks to the dual wall framed construction and metal print head to lessen the need for replacement parts. The GC420 prints medium to high volume direct thermal...

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Last Mile Delivery Basics

Last mile delivery is defined as the movement of goods from a transportation hub to the final delivery destination and the final destination is usually a residence. 81 percent of recently surveyed retailers have reported that their supply chain is not prepared to...

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The Changing Dynamics of Last Mile Delivery and Logistics

The Rise of Last Mile Delivery Service Providers The tremendous growth of the e-commerce market for durable consumer products and grocery goods has resulted in a corresponding increase in direct-to-consumer (D2C) deliveries.  The rise of Amazon in the marketplace has...

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Inventory Management Continued: 5 Tips You Need to Know

We have continued this popular new series into week six to bring you some more easy-to-implement inventory management tips. This week we take a look at some simple steps you can integrate into your supply chain to optimize workforce efficiency and inventory...

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Inventory Management Tips: Optimizing Your Warehouse

In week two of this ongoing series we will take a deep dive into some easy to implement supply chain management solutions that will help to reduce labor costs and improve inventory data availability. In many cases warehouse operators may overlook these...

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Inventory Management Tips for an Optimized Warehouse

In this new series we will explore top tips on how to improve inventory management in the warehouse. This week we will take a closer look at the primary sources for order fulfillment issues and how 3PLs, warehouses and distribution centers are preventing these...

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Major Retailers Adopt Omnichannel Strategy

As shoppers become more tech-savvy and demand that retailers offer a more mobile, cross-functional shopping experience the retail industry as a whole has undergone a variety of drastic changes. In prior years traditional brick and mortar retailers saw steep declines...

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How to Design a Flexible Distribution Center

Designing your distribution center to be flexible in not only space utilization, but operational processes, requires planning in multiple stages. The nature of distribution center operations has evolved with omni-channel retail and e-commerce growth. Evaluating your...

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Supply Chain Track and Trace Beginner’s Roadmap

Inventory track and trace throughout the supply chain is a more critical function than ever before. Each year more and more cases of consumer sickness and death are reported due to contaminated food and pharmaceutical products. Regulatory agencies such as the FDA have...

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Last Mile Logistics Trends

The last mile logistics industry has evolved over time due to a variety of influencing factors, one of them being the popularity of e-commerce in consumer retail spending. Each year more and more sales typically made in brick-and-mortar stores are shifting to online....

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Is Your 3PL Caught in the "IT Gap"?

According to the 2016 Third-Party Logistics Study, 98% of customers believe that the continued success of their global supply chains depends upon managing data and being able to make informed...

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Cold Storage Warehouse Best Practices

As products evolve and consumer demands change cold storage warehouse space is a more critical branch of the supply chain than ever. Products being stored in these refrigerated warehouses...

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What are Inventory Carrying Costs?

Supply chain businesses are constantly evaluating their operations to identify inefficiencies, process improvements and cost saving opportunities. The one area supply chain operators consistently identify as the best opportunity for improvement is the management of...

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2015 Order Management Concerns

As omni-channel becomes an industry standard, rather than a trend, many supply chain businesses are increasing in complexity. Most omni-channel retailers and their supply chain partners manage an average of three separate sales channels. The movement of inventory...

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Do You Need a New WMS?

If your business has been using the same warehouse management software for several years, you may want to evaluate whether this technology suits your current operation and future plans. Technology advances at a rapid rate-you wouldn’t want your business to get left...

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What is EDI and How Does it Work?

EDI was a technology developed over 30 years ago, but the usefulness was not discovered by supply chain and logistics businesses until much later. Communicating with customers and...

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Infographic- Why Choose EDI?

Many supply chain operations are opting toward eliminating communication methods of the past such as fax, email and mail for placing orders, sending invoices and much more. This is where electronic data interchange (EDI) comes in. As more and more tasks are outsourced...

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Reduce Costs with EDI

EDI provides many benefits to businesses that choose to implement this technology. One of the foremost reasons businesses choose EDI is for the significant cost savings. Costs throughout the...

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How to Manage the Perfect Return

With the world of retailing slowly evolving towards the omni channel strategy, there are more factors to consider when making the customer experience more enjoyable. Distribution and...

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Manufacturing Outlook 2014- The Future of Manufacturing

The state of the manufacturing industry is constantly evolving to adapt to customer demand, technology advancements and a variety of other factors. To effectively handle the changes in the marketplace manufacturing businesses are making changes to their operation. In...

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EDI Integration – FAQ About EDI

Frequently Asked Questions about EDI. What are the main questions that 3PL providers and warehouse owners ask when looking for EDI integration and EDI implementation? Join Datex Corporations resident EDI consultants Bryan Batchelder and Mark Urban as they discuss...

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3PL IT Capabilities

In an industry where customer service is key it is critical to focus on factors that affect your ability to service customers effectively. This is what the third party logistics industry has turned its focus to in recent years. While 69% of 3PLs think that their...

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Hardware in Warehousing

Automated data collection technologies have been gaining popularity in the warehousing, distribution, 3PL, manufacturing, retail and many other industries with physical inventory. Industry leading supply chain hardware vendor Motorola Solutions performed their study...

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Barriers to a Strong Omni Channel Retail Strategy

As an omni channel retail strategy has become the industry standard, retailers are making significant changes in their supply chains and technology to ensure they can properly meet consumer expectations. The main aspect of omni channel retailing is the ability to...

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Online Buyer Behavior

Consumers have begun to leave the retail stores and started to go online. This forces retailers to adapt to the changes in buyer behavior, focusing more resources to online retail channels as well as their current brick and mortar retail channels. This has transformed...

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Retailer Capabilities

The retailing industry is making an extreme strategy change from that of even a few years ago. Due to the boom of mobile technology retailers have learned the hard way that they can no longer satisfy shoppers with the one single retail strategy or even multiple that...

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Retail Fulfillment Expectations

Online consumers are attempting to find differentiating factors between retailers now that the market has become so saturated with similar products or the same product offered by multiple retailers. One way consumers are choosing where to buy online is by the...

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Retail and Social Media

As the omni channel retail strategy is becoming more and more prevalent retailers are trying to determine the best tools to reach their customers. Their tech savvy consumers make up a larger portion of their target market than ever before. These consumers are taking...

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Holiday Retail Sale Fluctuations

Most retailers see a high fluctuation in activity during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons each year. This high activity period typically begins the day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, and continues on through the week of Christmas. Many retailers have...

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Changes in In-Store Shopping Behavior

While many retailers have seen a strong shift to online shopping rather than in store purchases, those that have truly developed and implemented an omni channel retail strategy have seen more consumers returning to their stores. One in three consumers bought more...

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Lean Manufacturing Process

1. Approaching Lean Manufacturing with Warehouse Execution Systems Software, Hardware and Business Concepts 2. Presented by: Michael Armanious 3. Retrospective • Has your company...

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Cloud vs SaaS Warehouse Management System

Considering a web-based warehouse management solution for your upcoming WMS purchase? The differences between a Cloud vs SaaS Warehouse Management System. Take a few moments to learn a little more about which type of solution will best suit your business needs. SaaS,...

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RFID Solutions | What Is RFID? | Jamison RFID and Datex

"How RFID Works" is the first in a two part series of webinars facilitated by Jamison RFID experts. The webinar, sponsored by Jamison RFID, discusses the basics of RFID, such as what is RFID, how the systems work, and the practical uses of RFID. The presentation...

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Manufacturing Management Software | Datex FootPrint WMS

Thank you for clicking on our teaser video for our manufacturing management section of the FootPrint application. Today, we’re just going to take a quick bird’s eye view of the manufacturing management portion. This first part is under the Material Management, I just...

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Pharmaceutical Warehouse Management System -Video

Thank you for taking the time to look at our Pharmaceutical Warehouse Management Software System using Datex Footprint WMS. Today we’re going to take a quick look at the functionality that we have in place for the pharmaceutical warehouse industry. So one of the first...

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Cold Storage Software- Video

Discover Datex 3pl WMS cold storage software and applications- inside Datex Footprint WMS. You can see our cold storage software 3pl wms application is a Microsoft-based application that is designed very similar to Outlook. I want to demonstrate some of the highlights...

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Datex FootPrint WMS Features for 3PLs

Managing inventories for multiple customers often at multiple warehouse facilities with multiple users creates a highly complex business model, one fraught with potential error. Add to this that each customer is unique with their own specific billing criteria,...

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What is Cartonization for Warehouse Management?

What is cartonization? Cartonization is the process of evaluating the items included in an order to determine the number and size of each shipping carton needed. The weight, height, length and width of each item is used along with basic mathematics to determine the...

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Vocollect "Run a Better Business with Voice" Webinar

Register to Watch Hosted by Vocollect, "Run a Better Business with Voice" discusses how voice enabling your facility will elevate and streamline operations within the warehouse. The presentation explains how providing employees who work in challenging environments...

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Clients Only: Datex FootPrint WMS 3.9 Overview

Request Password The Datex development team is happy to announce the release of our latest version, Datex FootPrint WMS 3.9. Password Request Form Please fill out the form below to receive a password to access this recording. It's that simple. Featured...

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Profit-ability – Datex Footprint WMS

Profit-ability. Not a dirty word. See How Datex FootPrint WMS software can help make your organization more profitable. Learn How Datex FootPrint WMS can help make your business be more profitable. Developed with input from warehousing, distribution and third party...

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Clients Only: Datex FootPrint WMS 3.7 Overview

Request Password Join Dave Castanon for a quick review of the newest features and functionality included in our latest upgrade, Datex FootPrint WMS 3.7. Dave will cover upgrades to the infrastructure as well as improvements to the desktop and mobile application. Here...

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Top 10 Features of Datex FootPrint WMS Webinar

Register to Watch A brief demonstration of features included in the Microsoft based system, Datex FootPrint WMS, designed to make businesses more profitable: Datex Workflow Designer "Drag and Drop" Customizable Report Builder 3PL Billing Dock Door Appointment...

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Datex WMS Reporting Made Easy Webinar

Register to Watch Are you frustrated and tired of the time it takes to create reports using your warehouse management system? Datex developers created not just the tables used in WMS reporting but also the "joins" used to query data from two or more tables. Having...

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