Apex Supply Chain Technologies® is a world-leading provider of automated, cloud-based dispensing systems for the industrial, retail and service sectors. Its European headquarters is located in Worcester, in addition to offices in Australia, Colombia, Germany and a worldwide headquarters in the United States.
Apex’s technologies aim to improve efficiency, accuracy and visibility, which are essential to the profitability and productivity of any business, whether it be warehousing and distribution, retail, or manufacturing. To date, the company has executed more than three billion automated dispensing transactions for thousands of customers around the world.
The IMHX 2016 event will see Apex Supply Chain Technologies debut two major innovations to the logistics sector, with both technologies delivering major operational and commercial benefits to distribution centres.
Axcess™ Automated Locker Systems
A key issue facing the logistics and warehousing sectors is the management of their portable assets. Historically, process improvements and cost-saving initiatives have been focused on production and service delivery, with little attention paid to support systems such as the provision of the tools and equipment needed for operations to run smoothly.
However, in virtually every operational environment, productivity and efficiency depend on the use of mission-critical assets, such as handheld scanners, tablets, radios and other devices and equipment.
Apex’s Axcess 6100 series automated lockers are specifically designed to automate the management of these missioncritical assets, thereby significantly reducing downtime and replacement costs. The Axcess series offers secure 24/7 access and accountability, and is therefore ideal for distribution centres, which increasingly rely on this often costly critical equipment.
Actylus™ Smart Bin Systems Actylus, a smart Kanban/VMI system, addresses stock replenishment issues for key consumable items by sending automated alerts and re-order notifications to suppliers and eliminating the need for counting trips, safety stock and emergency orders. Actylus helps to keep lines up and running, boosting supply chain productivity and contributing towards profitability.
Both systems operate with Apex’s proprietary Trajectory Cloud™, a cloud-based platform that receives all transaction data from all Apex systems and allows for real-time visibility reporting of inventory levels and usage. IMHX is a great opportunity for Apex to demonstrate these intelligent solutions and to provide insights into optimising operational efficiency in the distribution sector.
IMHX visitors will have the chance to see first-hand the benefits these dispensing system innovations can bring to distribution centres.
Visit Apex Supply Chain Technologies® at IMHX 2016 in hall 8 stand 8C11.
Tel: 0800 840 4776