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ADSI's Supply Chain Solution Helps Distributor Absorb Double-Digit Growth

Challenge: Our client, a distributor of hospitality supplies for hotels, colleges and hospitals via 11 distribution centers within North America, needed to upgrade its supply chain systems to better accommodate its double-digit growth rate.

Solution: ADSI designed a multi-carrier shipping solution, coupled with Motorola scanners and Zebra printers located at the packing/shipping stations. Our solution provides routing, carrier compliance, labeling and full documentation on all shipments for all carriers. We next implemented a wireless system in all DCs that provides paperless processing in all operations. Receiving, replenishment, picking and truck loading are now RF-directed, delivering huge improvements in overall performance.

Results:Our solutions have helped our client accommodate steady growth without adding personnel. The throughput of receipts is now 45% faster; inventory accuracy is 30% better; and picking accuracy has increased from 99.5% to 99.74%, with a reduction in errors of 50%. Improved accuracy alone has accounted for $1.1 million in annual savings.

About the Solution Provider: 
Advanced Distribution Solutions, Inc. (ADSI) is an industry-leading provider of flexible supply chain software solutions for manufacturers, distributors, 3PLs and corporate campuses. ADSI's product family includes configurable modules for order packing, freight consolidation, multi-carrier routing and rating, delivery tracking, Web-based reporting, freight analysis and more.

Web: www.adsionline.com

Email: info@adsionline.com

Phone: 877.755.2374

Solution: ADSI designed a multi-carrier shipping solution, coupled with Motorola scanners and Zebra printers located at the packing/shipping stations. Our solution provides routing, carrier compliance, labeling and full documentation on all shipments for all carriers. We next implemented a wireless system in all DCs that provides paperless processing in all operations. Receiving, replenishment, picking and truck loading are now RF-directed, delivering huge improvements in overall performance.

Results:Our solutions have helped our client accommodate steady growth without adding personnel. The throughput of receipts is now 45% faster; inventory accuracy is 30% better; and picking accuracy has increased from 99.5% to 99.74%, with a reduction in errors of 50%. Improved accuracy alone has accounted for $1.1 million in annual savings.

About the Solution Provider: 
Advanced Distribution Solutions, Inc. (ADSI) is an industry-leading provider of flexible supply chain software solutions for manufacturers, distributors, 3PLs and corporate campuses. ADSI's product family includes configurable modules for order packing, freight consolidation, multi-carrier routing and rating, delivery tracking, Web-based reporting, freight analysis and more.

Web: www.adsionline.com

Email: info@adsionline.com

Phone: 877.755.2374