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Streamline Order Fulfillment with Mobile Computing

ADSI Helps Industrial Product Manufacturer Streamline Order Fulfillment Workflow with Mobile Computing “The Company” is a leading provider of industrial products that meet a wide range of process-automation needs. It manufactures more than 4,000 products at its ISO 9001-certified facilities to meet the exacting demands and rugged service conditions of many industries. Over the years, […]

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ADSI Helps Industrial Product Manufacturer Streamline Order Fulfillment Workflow with Mobile Computing

“The Company” is a leading provider of industrial products that meet ADSI solution to fulfill orders fastera wide range of process-automation needs. It manufactures more than 4,000 products at its ISO 9001-certified facilities to meet the exacting demands and rugged service conditions of many industries.

Over the years, the company has taken a methodical approach to optimizing the operational workflow from order placement to customer delivery – and has relied on ADSI shipping software and mobile computing solutions to address multiple points in the process.

CHALLENGE

The company wanted to improve efficiency and accuracy in its order picking process. To fulfill orders, the team was manually picking orders to pallets and cartons, using paper pick tickets that were updated and rekeyed back into the system. This was a time-consuming process that also allowed picking errors to slip through. Picking errors were costly, causing additional charges related to returns, rush shipping, restocking, etc.

Additionally, the company’s customers could place partial case orders, which meant the staff was constantly opening cases, pulling partials to fulfill orders and having to note the remaining quantities on the open case for inventory control. This was a time-consuming manual process that made it difficult to ascertain actual inventory on hand.

SOLUTION

The picking process was streamlined by implementing a combination of ADSI software, Zebra mobile computers and printers on the staff forklifts:

  • Now, orders are downloaded from the order entry system onto the Zebra mobile computers, which the team uses to pick and pack and fulfill orders.
  • If a full case is opened to ship smaller quantities, the team scans the barcode on the item, updates the quantity and quickly re-labels it using the Zebra printer on the forklift.

According to the company’s Director of Logistics, ADSI’s new solution to fulfill orders fits the increasingly real-time world in which the company works with its customers.

“The more real-time we get, the less time we have for traditional stocking activities, etc. Our mobile computing and printing solution keeps the staff on their equipment and productive. We’ve gone from hard-coded screens to mobile computers with touch screens where they do the bulk of their work to fulfill orders. The printers are wireless, so this lets them print from anywhere in the warehouse.” Company Director of Logistics

In addition to ADSI’s mobile computing solution, the company has also implemented ADSI’s Pack-IT to fulfill orders and Ship-IT™ multi-carrier shipping software to streamline shipment processing and reduce freight costs.

BENEFITS

  • Picking errors have been virtually eliminated. This has reduced shipping costs by eliminating return shipments and rush shipments to correct the problem.
  • Picking time has been greatly reduced. Order picking is now largely a guided process fed by order line item data on the mobile computers.
  • Labor associated with order picking is also reduced. The staff can now manage a much greater portion of the process directly from their forklifts, eliminating the need to stop and get off the forklift to complete orders.
  • Restocking related to return inventory is also reduced, eliminating the labor associated with that task.
  • The time required to fulfill orders has been significantly reduced as a result of all these improvements through automation.

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ADSI to Exhibit Order Fulfillment and Shipping Software for Online Retailers at IRCE 2015

Schaumburg, IL – June 2, 2015 – Advanced Distribution Solutions, Inc. (ADSI) is demonstrating its latest line of mobile order fulfillment and multi-carrier shipping software solutions on June 2 – 5, 2015 at the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibit (IRCE)

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ADSI to Demonstrate Latest Mobile and Wearable Logistics Software at IRCE

Schaumburg, IL – June 2, 2015 – Advanced Distribution Solutions, Inc. (ADSI) is demonstrating its latest line of mobile order fulfillment and multi-carrier shipping software solutions on June 2 – 5, 2015 at the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibit (IRCE), Booth 1870, at McCormick Place West in Chicago, IL.

Scalable Order Fulfillment and Shipping Solutions for Growing Online Retailers

ADSI is a longtime exhibitor at the IRCE show, which is attended by many of its customers. “It’s exciting to be at IRCE with our latest logistics software and hardware solutions, which are a perfect fit for online retailers who are balancing explosive growth with the need to control operational costs,” said Bob Fischer, president and CEO of ADSI. “Mobility is the answer. We help companies reduce costs by providing intuitive mobile logistics solutions that enable their workers to move to wherever the work is.”

Purpose Driven Devices for Advanced Productivity

ADSI will demonstrate its logistics software on a range of handheld mobile computers, ring scanners and wrist computers designed for industrial environments. These solutions enable workers to accurately pack, verify and ship orders in seconds. ADSI’s newest release combines its Pack-IT order packing software, Ship-IT multi-carrier shipping software and built-in advance ship notice (ASN) and SaaS based EDI tools powered by SPS Commerce.

Dimensioning Tools

ADSI will also demonstrate Size-IT, its wireless digital mobile dimensional weight calculator at the show. “Online retailers need to accurately capture package dimensions or unexpected shipping
costs will quickly erode their profit margins,” said Fischer. “Size-IT solves this by making it easy to capture, calculate and upload dimensional weights into their shipping system.” In addition to Size-IT, ADSI also sells and integrates its shipping system to a complete line of static and in-motion weighing and dimensioning solutions.

Enhanced Carrier Portfolio Management — Shippers who are looking for ways to curb shipping costs will also see how they can add and compare global, regional and local carrier rates and services on Ship-IT, the company’s multi-carrier shipping software. “Ship-IT is a carrier-agnostic shipping system that enables companies to modify their carrier portfolio as their business changes. Our extensive Ship-IT Carrier Library offers a great resource to automate the process.”

About ADSI

ADSI is an industry-leading provider of flexible logistics software solutions for online retailers, manufacturers, distributors, third party logistics providers (3PLs) and others. ADSI’s solutions include Pack-IT, a mobile, scan-based order fulfillment solution, Ship-IT™, a multi-carrier shipping software solution for domestic and export shipping, SaaS shipping software, as well as modules for asset and inventory tracking; delivery tracking; dimensional weight calculation, mobile computing and more. ADSI is a Premier Zebra
Technologies Partner, a ConnectShip® Platinum Partner, a FedEx Top National Solution Provider, a UPS Ready Certified Partner, a U.S. Postal Service Top National Partner and a Motorola Elite Level Channel
Partner.

ADSI to Exhibit Wearable Technology at ProMat 2015

Schaumburg, IL – March 12, 2015 – Advanced Distribution Solutions, Inc. (ADSI) announced today that it will be demonstrating its latest line of mobile order fulfillment and shipping software solutions at the upcoming Promat 2015 Show, March 23 – 26, 2015 at McCormick Place South in Chicago, IL…

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ADSI’s Newest Mobile Order Fulfillment and Shipping Software Enables Shippers to Move Staff to Where They’re Needed Most

Schaumburg, IL (PRWEB) March 12, 2015 – Advanced Distribution Solutions, Inc. (ADSI) announced today that it will be demonstrating its latest line of mobile order fulfillment and shipping software solutions at the upcoming Promat 2015 Show, March 23 – 26, 2015 at McCormick Place South in Chicago, IL. ADSI will be demonstrating its new solutions in Booth 4170.

Robust Order and Shipment Software on Lightweight Mobile Computers

“Mobile order fulfillment and shipping solutions are the focus for cost and service improvements in 2015 and beyond,” said Bob Fischer, president and CEO of ADSI. “Today’s shippers are finding that the best way to drive lean distribution operations is through woman and man in warehouse using ring scannermobilizing their warehouse staff to wherever they’re needed most, whether in order packing or shipment processing. Our solutions put the technology in their staffs’ hand and enable them to move to where the work is.”

ADSI will be demonstrating its order packing and shipping software on a range of handheld mobile computers, ring scanners and wrist computers. These solutions, which include scan-based order packing and tracking, enable workers to accurately pack, verify and ship orders in seconds.

Also Introducing Size-IT – Digital, Mobile Dimensioning Tool

In addition to unveiling its mobile order fulfillment and shipping solutions, ADSI will also be demonstrating its Size-IT digital mobile dimensional weight calculator at the show. “The new rules for 086 size it with logodimensional rating mean that shippers, 3PLs and carriers need a fast, convenient way to accurately capture dimensional measurements. Otherwise, unnecessary shipping costs can quickly add up,” said Fischer. “Size-IT, our new mobile digital dimensioning tool, solves this problem for shippers in the warehouse or by drivers who are picking up customer shipments.”

According to Fischer, ADSI has developed its next-generation mobile logistics solutions as a result of continued collaboration with its large customer base of manufacturers, distributors, online retailers and third party logistics companies. “We spend a tremendous amount of time visiting our customers and exchanging ideas to improve their operations,” he said. “As a result, you can be sure we’re delivering technology that is truly designed to solve ‘real world’ problems and generate a tangible ROI.”

About ADSI

ADSI is an industry-leading provider of flexible logistics software solutions for manufacturers, distributors, online retailers, third party logistics providers (3PLs) and others. ADSI’s solutions include Pack-IT, a mobile, scan-based order fulfillment software solution, Ship-IT™, a multi-carrier shipping software solution for domestic and export shipping, SaaS shipping software, as well as modules for asset and inventory tracking; delivery tracking; dimensional weight calculation, mobile computing and more. ADSI is a Premier Zebra Technologies Partner, a ConnectShip® Platinum Partner, a FedEx Top National Solution Provider, a UPS Ready Certified Partner, a U.S. Postal Service Top National Partner and a Motorola Elite Level Channel Partner.

For more information contact Paula Heikell at 952.913.0188 or via email at pheikell@adsionline.com