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PathGuide Announces 2016 Latitude User Conference

Popular event introduces the new features to PathGuide’s Latitude WMS, with hands-on training from power users and experts

PathGuide Technologies today announced the opening of early registration for its popular Latitude user conference, to be held May 22-24, 2016 at the Catamaran Resort Hotel in San Diego, CA. This event offers educational panels, one-on-one training sessions and panel presentations from knowledgeable Latitude users. Designed for new Latitude users, warehouse managers, C-level executives, IT professionals and prospective clients, the conference also gives attendees a chance to provide feedback to PathGuide’s management team.

PathGuide engineers will demonstrate additional features now available in Latitude, including inbound logistics and proof of delivery.

“We offer hands-on training, education, networking opportunities and critical insight from Latitude experts so that attendees will come away with tools, techniques and strategies they can immediately use to advance their distribution operations,” said Eric Allais, CEO of PathGuide. “Prospective clients will get a “behind the scenes” look at what the Latitude WMS and best warehouse practices can do for their businesses.”

The conference agenda will appeal to all attendees, regardless of the level of user experience. Conference participants can count on hands-on training, panel discussions and training sessions to cover areas such as:

  • Understanding inbound transportation
  • How to drive better performance using metrics
  • Tips and tricks for the advanced Latitude user
  • Route shipping
  • e-Commerce fulfillment
  • Cut item management
  • Creating and editing custom labels
  • Cycle count planning

Early registration discounts, as well as discounts for large groups and companies, are available prior to April 22, 2016. More information and registration options can be found here.

About PathGuide Technologies PathGuide Technologies, Inc., a privately held company founded in 1989, is a leading provider of warehouse management solutions for industrial distributors and regional retailers across the United States, Canada and abroad. PathGuide’s software and services help suppliers increase productivity and order accuracy, improve customer service, lower labor costs and ultimately driving greater profitability. To learn how distributors of all sizes can benefit from improved warehouse management, visit www.pathguide.com.

Updated Latitude Manifest & Shipping System Ensures that PathGuide Remains FedEx Compliant

FedEx moves more than 10 million packages every day. So how does PathGuide ensure that the Latitude Manifest & Shipping System users can keep deliveries on track? By diligently tracking software updates and ensuring that Latitude is totally compliant with FedEx shipping guidelines.

It took three months of work, but we are happy to announce that the Latitude Manifest & Shipping System is once again FedEx compliant for the coming year. After applying the required updates, PathGuide achieved Platinum Certified Solution Provider status for FedEx and users of the PathGuide system can be confident that shipping will go as smoothly as usual.

Here were a few of the biggest advancements:

1. FedEx SmartPost Third Party Billing options were added.
2. International Returns: FedEx has expanded its Returns Product Portfolio across all service regions and within regions for domestic returns, so we’ve added new features to U.S. Domestic, non-U.S. Domestic and International Email Return Label shipments.
3. Pharmacy Delivery: U.S. customers now have a selectable/passable option that will trigger the courier to deliver the shipment directly to a pharmacy, bypassing a receiving area or loading dock.
4. FedEx One Rate Shipping pricing option was added. One Rate is a flat rate that does not require the customer to weigh shipments under 50 pounds. It is available only in the U.S.
5. Dangerous Goods/HAZMAT: We have updated the list of goods classified as dangerous.
6. Canada Domestic Expansion: Standard Overnight Intra-Canada Express service for non-freight shipments is now available, offering delivery by 5 pm the next business day.
7. Dangerous Goods Enhancements: Changed to reflect new regulations of shipping Other Regulated Materials-Domestic (ORM-D) in Alaska and Hawaii.
8. International Shipping Enhancements: “Multiple countries” will no longer be accepted as a valid country. We’ve edited the validation process to ensure that all country manufacture codes are valid.
9. We’ve made several changes to how alcohol shipments are handled. Alcohol enablement is now managed at the account level with a specific location (either a state or postal code) to prevent unauthorized shipments from being held at the hub/terminal and returned to the customer. Customers can now identify alcohol shipments as either Licensee or Consumer to improve legal reporting accuracy. Customers will now be able to print the SEL169 label required for all alcohol shipments.

We’ve also added several features requested by specific customers as part of Latitude’s latest software update, Version 4.0.1.110. We want all Latitude customers to have the best user experience possible, and these latest FedEx features help make that happen.