NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As handheld electronic devices have become critical for the movement of data and goods in the retail supply chain, so too has come the risk that most current systems used to manage these critical tools can have major consequences. Apex Supply Chain Technologies, a global leader in automated dispensing systems, is providing new opportunities for retailers and distribution centers to protect the large investments they’ve made in handheld electronics and point-of-sale (POS) equipment.
“Our customers are achieving large savings in labor time and replacement costs thanks to Apex technology,” said Kent Savage, president and CEO of Apex. “When operators of handheld electronic devices check them out of an automated locker using a personal identification code or badge, we see over and over again that the level of accountability for those devices rises dramatically.”
Apex cloud-based lockers automate management of handheld scanners, tablets, smart phones and headsets to streamline their distribution on each shift, and reduce replacement costs. Apex Trajectory™ Cloud software works with each locker to provide visibility into usage patterns, inventory levels and item status (such as recharge or repair).
The result is an elimination of inefficient manual processes and replacement costs, which translates to an overall cost savings with higher revenue.
Efficient operation of distribution centers requires that associates have the tools they need to do their jobs. Apex is working with DCs to secure and manage the handheld electronic devices that are critical to the daily flow of goods and data. Automated lockers bring increased control and visibility for each item that operators use. Workers and management can have confidence that critical equipment will always be available when and where it is needed and that the equipment will be ready to use.
The result? An immediate elimination of labor time wasted checking the devices in and out, supervisor time wasted searching for missing devices, and money spent ordering replacements of lost items. It all adds up to higher productivity and profitability.
In retail stores, efficient management of handheld electronic devices is critical as well. Apex is working with retailers to lower the replacement cost for lost and misplaced tablets, headsets, smart phones and scanners, as well as time wasted searching for them when they turn up missing. With stronger control and better information, associates can get to work quickly and supervisors are freed from searching for lost equipment and working around a broken system. Many retailers find that this saves as much as 30 minutes per associate per shift.
The cloud-based automated lockers that solve so many of these issues are on display this week in booth 825 at the NRF’s Big Show in New York City.
About Apex Supply Chain Technologies: Mason, Ohio-based Apex Supply Chain Technologies is a global leader in automated dispensing systems for applications in retail, professional, service and industrial settings. CEO and founder Kent Savage is widely recognized as an international expert on automated dispensing and technology solutions and a visionary for innovative applications of the technology. Apex has managed more than one billion automated vending transactions and serves thousands of global clients, including more than 300 Fortune 1000 companies. For more information email email@example.com visit www.apexsupplychain.com/retail or call +1 (800) 229-7912.