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Clearwater, Florida (April 30, 2013)-Woodruff Cold Storage of Springfield Ohio selected supply chain software Datex Footprint® WMS for their warehouse management solution. Woodruff Cold Storage operations required a specialized WMS module designed to support distribution centers that are third party logistics (3PL) providers and multi-company warehouse operations.

Part of Woodruff Enterprises, the temperature controlled trucking company, Woodruff Cold Storage brings new service and added value to Prime Ohio, the industrial center servicing large food industry clients in Springfield Ohio. The proximity to major highways gives manufacturers the value of an optimal location combined with adjacent refrigerated storage. Woodruff Cold Storage handles storage of temperature controlled products for distribution.

Handling food and pharmaceuticals, Woodruff Cold Storage needed a warehouse management system that could meet the regulatory needs of FDA 21 CFR Part 11. Ideal for handling pharmaceutical inventory, Datex Footprint® WMS has the ability to provide a full audit trail and signature, track DEA numbers and DEA expiration, handle Certificate of Analysis (COA) and pharmaceutical sample management and is validation ready.

Datex Footprint® WMS has the ability to track and trace by Lot, serial number, UPC, SKU, component, batch, package, vial, ingredient or vat code and can manage the traceability of compounding facilities. The warehouse management system facilitates and tracks inspections, quarantines and holds and can handle multiple simultaneous holds with automated scheduled releases.

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. Datex Footprint® WMS includes temperature capture, the ability to restrict inventory to specific temperature zones; catch weight; 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 welcome Woodruff Cold Storage to our Ohio client family “said Michael Armanious, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Datex. “This is an exciting project for us and we look forward to implementing their solution quickly to ensure their continued success.”

About Woodruff Cold Storage

As part of a strategic expansion from providing temperature controlled transportation services, Woodruff Enterprises recently added Woodruff Cold Storage to their corporate portfolio. Located in Prime Ohio, a large industrial park in Springfield Ohio, Woodruff Cold Storage provides storage, distribution and logistics services to major food clients in the area. Its proximity to major highways provides a key distribution advantage for manufacturers.

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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