Challenge: When this automotive OEM upgraded the warehouse management system for its largest distribution facility, it knew a better way to manage handheld equipment was needed. There was no way to track equipment and no employee accountability. Scanners were being hidden, lost and damaged almost daily. The cost of managing this valuable equipment increased as productivity decreased.
Solution: AXCESS™ automated lockers from Apex Supply Chain Technologies® solved these problems. The lockers track the OEM's handheld equipment using the Apex Trajectory™ Cloud platform. Trajectory also reports usage patterns and automatically alerts managers if assets are damaged or not returned.
Results: Since it began using Apex lockers, scanner loss and damage has decreased, while productivity and equipment utilization rates have increased. Even team morale has improved now that employees can easily access what they need to do their job. This facility's asset management program is now a company-wide best practice.
About the Solution Provider: Apex AXCESS™ Automated Locker Systems manage, track and control essential handheld electronics, tools and other high-value assets. They provide self-serve check-out and check-in with 24/7 visibility, reducing loss, damage and theft. Our Trajectory Cloud™ platform provides real-time information that can improve productivity and efficiency for big savings.