"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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PathGuide WMS Rids Customers of Annual Inventory Checks Prompting New Year Celebrations
Cycle count planning module saves companies time and money by eliminating annual audits
SEATTLE - December 3, 2008 - PathGuide Technologies, a leading provider of warehouse management systems (WMS) for wholesale and industrial distributors, today announced its customers have reported significant money and time-savings around their year-end inventories as a result of PathGuide's Latitude WMS Cycle Count Planning module. As companies get close to the New Year, they often shut down warehouses or have employees work on weekends to conduct their annual physical inventory process. This is a disruptive, expensive and time consuming undertaking, but with PathGuide's Cycle Count Planning, year-end physical inventories are replaced by routine spot checks and automation.
"Instead of celebrating the New Year, we dreaded the process of calling everyone in for inventory at the end of the year - which was an absolute necessity with our old paper-based warehouse management system," said Mike Bell, executive vice president of operations at Duncan Industrial Solutions. "In 2006, we upgraded to PathGuide's Latitude WMS with Cycle Count Planning. Now our inventory checks of over 15,000 items are spread out over time in an automated fashion, making those checks more efficient and accurate. The bottom line is, our customers receive the best possible service because they always know what they can get and when they can get it in real time, thanks in a large part to Cycle Count Planning."
"I specifically hear from our customers that utilize PathGuide's cycle counting planning module this time of year," said PathGuide CEO Eric Allais. "They are thankful that as the New Year approaches, they don't have to turn their warehouse operation into an auditing operation, saving them not only a huge headache, but most importantly cash. That's something everyone can relate to in these tight economic times."
With Cycle Count Planning, schedules are easily developed to systematically verify that all item quantities are accounted for. By selecting subsets of inventory and counting them on a frequent basis, operations continue as usual and misplaced items are quickly identified. Cycle count Planning helps satisfy accounting and auditing requirements for inventory control.
atitude 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.
PathGuide is a registered trademark of PathGuide Technologies Inc. in the United States.