"We chose Latitude because it's a very robust and flexible program that also supported our long-term roadmap which included implementation of carousels and other automated sytems. Support for future requirements was a key consideration and we're very pleased with our decision to go with PathGuide. We've found them to be true experts in warehouse practices -- they take the time to really understand our business at a level other vendors don't."
Roy Bragg, VP of Operations
E.B. Horsman & Son
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Becker Electric Supply Selects PathGuide Technologies Warehouse Management System
Becker Chooses Latitude 9.0 less than a month after product’s availability
SEATTLE and DAYTON, OH - October 22, 2008 - PathGuide Technologies, a leading provider of warehouse management systems for wholesale and industrial distributors, today announced Becker Electric Supply has chosen PathGuide's newest Warehouse Management System (WMS), Latitude 9.0. Latitude will initially automate Becker's warehouse operations at its major branches in Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio with the intent of expanding to all 12 of Becker's warehouse locations. Becker Electric Supply is an independent distributor of electrical supplies, automation controls, and commercial and residential lighting with locations in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Georgia.
"Up to this point, we've manually tracked our inventory -- an inefficient way to manage and utilize our warehouses and the products within," said Brett Patterson, operations manager at Becker's Cincinnati. "We turned to Latitude because we found no other system offered a full function Counter operation that would enable us to integrate our Counter sales area into a scanner solution for the warehouse. Latitude not only automates warehouse operations, but offers us this Counter solution as well which combined enables Becker's to streamline all processes, while maximizing order picking and shipping efficiencies. We also chose Latitude over other solutions because of its advanced features, specifically those new to Latitude 9.0 that provide valuable insight into warehouse operations. That insight will ultimately benefit the customer, which is of utmost importance to us."
Released earlier this month, Latitude 9.0 features new Incident Tracking and Warehouse Performance Metrics modules, Web tools designed to increase visibility into warehouse operations. These software modules enable businesses to more efficiently track warehouse productivity and accuracy, ultimately providing powerful visibility into a company's bottom line. Becker's will integrate Latitude with its existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) business solution, Activant Prophet 21.
"The scalability and breadth of functionality in our WMS will allow Becker's to achieve a low total cost of ownership while embracing their business growth objectives going forward," said PathGuide CEO Eric Allais. "With Latitude, Becker's gets a best-in-breed solution that gives its warehouse managers the tools and data they need to take a more active role in driving greater productivity and profitability, while customers get increased visibility and control over orders."
Latitude is a software suite that automates warehousing and distribution to provide real-time online information about inventory. It automates all operations from receiving and order picking, to manifesting and truck route/stop management. Latitude integrates seamlessly with major ERP business systems from such companies as Microsoft, Activant, Infor, J.D. Edwards and Oracle. Customers -- primarily industrial/wholesale distributors serving manufacturers, contractors and retail stores -- rely on Latitude to increase productivity, improve service and lower labor costs.
About PathGuide Technologies
PathGuide Technologies, Inc., a privately held company founded in 1989, is a leading provider of WMS solutions for wholesale and industrial distributors across North America. PathGuide's software and services help suppliers increase productivity and order accuracy, improve customer service and lower labor costs, ultimately driving greater profitability. To learn how distributors of all sizes can benefit from improved warehouse management, visit www.pathguide.com.
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