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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, 2008Business 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 accuracy.

"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 project."

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 incorrect shipments. 

“With the 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.

Broadly 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 information.

"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.

The 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, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Lebanon and 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.

More information is available at www.aptecme.com

 About Exactus Inc.

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 www.exactus.net

 

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