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Clearwater, Florida April 25, 2013-Merchants Cold Storage (MCS), a state-of-the-art cold storage warehouse and distribution facility in Walton Kentucky selected Datex Footprint® WMS software to automate its warehouse operations. A public refrigerated warehouse storage and distribution operation for over a hundred years, Merchants Cold Storage specializes in food product inventory. Merchants Cold Storage selected Datex Footprint® WMS in order to improve efficiency and real time data visibility by replacing previous processes related to inventory tracking and billing.

Datex Footprint® WMS includes special features and functionality for cold storage and third party logistics (3PL). The Datex warehouse management system was developed using state-of-the-art Microsoft technology and includes features developed specifically for cold storage warehouse operations. Datex Footprint® WMS includes temperature capture, the ability to restrict inventory to specific temperature zones; catch weight; track and trace inventory by Lot, vat code, SKU, UPC or ingredient; 3PL billing including the ability to charge accessorial fees from either a handheld or desktop computer and other features essential for cold storage warehouse operations.

“We are proud to welcome Merchants Cold Storage as a client” said Michael Armanious, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Datex. “The implementation project has gone very smoothly. We are looking forward to a long, successful relationship for both our companies.”

About Merchants Cold Storage (MCS)

With 7,700,000 cubic feet of warehouse space, Merchants Cold Storage offers premium refrigerated warehouse services for clients in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area including cross docking and consolidation of freight shipments to save time and money. A computerized refrigeration system ensures maximum dependability and minimal temperature variances throughout the facility and is supported by a backup diesel generator. MCS provides 80 trailer staging locations, 43 dock doors and a 2 car rail siding. Separate coolers and state-of-the-art inventory management prevent the co-mingling of meat, poultry and dairy products. Associated with public refrigerated storage and distribution for over a century, Merchants Cold Storage is a showcase of exceptional service and leading edge technology. For more information, please visit the Merchants Cold Storage website.

About Datex

In successful operation since 1978, Datex provides a range of supply chain technology solutions including software, hardware and managed services to industries such as warehousing and distribution, third party logistics (3PL), cold storage, pharmaceutical, food, apparel, healthcare, courier and more. Datex software was developed internally using Microsoft technology including the .NET platform, Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation, Microsoft SQL Database and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and includes business process workflows, customizable reporting, comprehensive traceability, auditing and inventory management functionality. For more information, please visit the Datex website.

For more information, please contact Laura Olson, Director of Sales and Marketing at 727.400.3641 or via email at


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