Aptec Selects Exactus Software to
Manage Rapid Growth with Functionally Rich, Adaptable
Supply Chain Execution Solutions.
15th June 2008
Leading IT Distributor Will Utilize Exactus’ Aware WMS
to Improve Overall Operational Efficiencies
DUBAI – June 15, 2008
– Business Systems Group
(BSG), the regional competency center for Exactus Inc.,
announced today that Aptec Holdings, a leading IT
distribution company has selected Aware Warehouse
Management Solution (WMS) to help effectively manage its
fulfillment and distribution operations.
The solution will be initially installed in the
company's distribution center located in JAFZA.
Aptec selected Exactus’ Aware because
of its unmatched flexibility in meeting changing
business requirements and its proven track record in
generating immediate, measurable improvements in space
utilization, throughput and accuracy whilst achieving
the lowest possible total cost of ownership.
Aptec will leverage Aware’s directed, optimized
processes for all inbound and outbound activities, such
as receiving, put-away, picking and shipping.
In addition to the Core WMS, Aptec will implement
Aware Trading Partner Management (TPM) module that is a
secure web-based interface that extends the supply chain
capabilities to trading partners by allowing them to
share key business information.
By being able to better collaborate with
customers, suppliers and trading partners, Aptec will be
able to deliver their customers the right products in a
timely manner and with a high degree of efficiency and
"In the IT distribution business,
timely delivery, better logistics can make a great
difference to providing the right products at the right
time and, in some cases, at the right price to our
partners across the region,” said Mario M. Veljovic,
Operations & Commercial Manager at Aptec. “The Exactus
solution will help ensure the efficiency and accuracy we
need to continue to exceed service levels. We were
impressed with the thorough, best practices-based
implementation methodology BSG use to complete this
Aptec will utilize Exactus’ Aware
Mobile™, an RF-based solutions, to push current levels
of accuracy for picking and truck loading even higher.
With the high-volume operations Aptec manages, reducing
errors even a fraction of a percent will have a dramatic
impact on the time spent processing returns from
ability to leverage Aware’s rich functionality,
system-directed processes, storage optimization, task
interleaving, RF-directed automated data capture and
ease of configuration, we expect to realize real-time
and accurate inventory, improved productivity,
considerable cost savings by optimizing picking and
putaway functions and eliminating tedious data entry and
manual transaction processing, fewer shipping errors,
and overall improvement in customer service”, said Biju
Alex, IT Manager at Aptec.
speaking, Aptec expects to realize a
reduction in inventory carrying costs, improved data
accuracy and reduction in picking errors from barcode
scanning, as well as labor cost savings related to data
entry, materials handling and management.
All Exactus solutions are built on
one platform and, therefore, will integrate seamlessly
to help ensure the real-time exchange of critical
"We are pleased Aptec has selected
Exactus’ Aware to form the backbone of its fast-growing
fulfillment and distribution operations," said Nasser
Tufail, Managing Director of BSG. "Aptec will be
empowered to realize operational excellence in their
warehousing functions by providing responsive and
flexible distribution networks, optimization of
inventory flow, high accuracy and visibility of
inventory, complete and correct product information and
superior levels of customer service”.
About Aptec Group
APTEC is a leading focused broad line distributor, with
a clear vision to provide resellers in the MENA Region
with a one-stop-shop for a complete range of leading IT
and telecommunications products and services.
group is distributing top industry brands covering
Services, Networking, Software, Hardware, PC Components
and Telecommunication products. More than 400 employees
and 5 subsidiaries and locations in the UAE,
Kuwait, Egypt, Lebanon
Turkey, are serving the
emerging core markets of the region.
APTEC's regional geographical coverage, extensive
customer base and its value added services made the
group the largest and fastest growing distributor in the
region. All subsidiaries are using state-of-the-art
technology, including an advanced web based B2B
e-commerce system called Aptec-Online.
The group has 6 strategically located warehousing
facilities, comprising more than 35,000 sq. ft, in the
UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt,
Kuwait, Lebanon and Turkey to cater more than 5000
resellers in more than 70 countries. Aptec already back
in 1997 took advantage of
Dubai’s famous Jebel Ali Free
Zone (JAFZ) in the UAE. The JAFZ logistic center is used
for central services within the group and is serving
customers primarily in the
Arabian Gulf and African region.
information is available at
Exactus is a leading software
technology development company that provides world-class
supply chain execution solutions. Our solutions can help
customers streamline their process models and transform
their physical logistics management supply chains into
superior value chains to differentiate themselves and
gain a competitive advantage.
Our portfolio of tightly integrated
and highly adaptable solutions encompass warehouse
management, transportation management, freight
management, finance management, trading partner
management, and performance management. Exactus
solutions are fully backed up with our best
practices-based rapid deployment implementation
methodology that leverages the right set of skills,
technical assets, domain knowledge and industry
expertise to help add value to our customer's business.
The result: one of the industry's lowest total cost of
ownership. More information is available at
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