these devices, resulting in device hoarding, damage and loss, notes Kent
Savage, founder and CEO of the Mason, Ohio-based company. Savage
points out that costs increase due to more frequent repairs and device
replacement, plus productivity decreases when time needs to be spent
looking for the tools needed to start a shift.
“AXCESS locker solutions help supermarkets eliminate the waste
and inefficiency hiding in their supply chains to gain measurable bot-
tom-line savings,” says Savage, noting that their product has helped
retailers reduce handheld scanner replacement costs by as much as 40
percent. He points out that automating the check-out and return pro-
cess is the key to these process improvements. As Savage explains, each
mobile device is made available 24/7 in a secure locker compartment.
Employees check them out using their ID cards.
The Apex Trajectory Cloud tracks the activity in real-time. It then
automatically creates reports, monitors status and alerts managers if a
device is not returned at the end of a shift, or needs service. “Our system makes employees accountable for their device and gives them easy,
immediate access to the tools needed to do their job. Management can
focus on more important tasks since they no longer need to locate missing devices,” says Savage.
CROWN EQUIPMENT CORP.
Crown Equipment Corp. is best known for having the expertise, capabilities and innovative mindset required to identify, implement, service
and support material handling solutions needed in today’s business
environment. Company officials say offering a connected and worry-free experience is at the heart of its technology strategy.
“By enhancing the experience between operators and their forklifts,
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