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PathGuide Technologies Offers Inbound Transportation Management Module

ITM’s Advanced Features Expand Latitude’s Receiving Capabilities, Allowing Users to Schedule Incoming Freight and Track Carrier Performance

PathGuide Technologies just announced the availability of a new inbound transportation and dock scheduling module that integrates seamlessly with the company’s Latitude WMS. Developed in conjunction with several Latitude users, the Inbound Transportation Management module provides dashboards and other tools that make it easy to automate inbound delivery scheduling and record-keeping for external carriers, while helping to better assign staff and equipment when and where they are needed.

“Inbound transportation management is not something that is often requested,” said Andrew Weith, founder of ASW Global Consulting, a software consulting business that specializes in ERP and WMS technologies. “Most folks don’t yet have an understanding of the gains to be found by managing this part of the warehouse process.”

After receiving requests from existing customers to integrate delivery management capabilities into Latitude, PathGuide discovered that most small and medium-sized warehouses currently use old-school whiteboards, basic spreadsheets or calendars to track and manage incoming deliveries.

“This Inbound Transportation Management module for Latitude isn’t just an electronic whiteboard to assign a dock door for a truck,” said Greg Laycock, vice-president of research and development at PathGuide. “What makes this module so valuable is the powerful metrics that give managers the ability to plan staffing levels, evaluate inbound carriers and reduce errors in receiving. Latitude already handles receiving extremely well, so extending this expertise into inbound transportation allows our customers to manage time, space, people and vendors much more effectively.”

End users can access and update the delivery schedule through an RF terminal or Latitude’s web interface using the new module. They can easily see which trucks have arrived, which are being unloaded, and which deliveries have been completed. The system stores data on all deliveries, giving management documentation and evidence of any issues. For example, if an inbound carrier consistently arrives late or delivers damaged shipments, the distributor now has an accurate record of those incidents and can use the information to bring it to the carrier’s attention, negotiate a better price or find another carrier.

The Inbound Transportation Management module has completed beta testing and is now in general availability. It’s just the latest of several advanced features for Latitude WMS, such as voice picking and vendor managed inventory. All of these modules are designed specifically for Latitude WMS. For more information about this module or any of PathGuide’s products, please contact PathGuide at clientservices@pathguide.com or call +1-888-627-9797.

 

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.

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Costs Hit Record Lows

We’ve seen a significant price reduction for supplying our vendor managed inventory (VMI) solution. With the steep price reduction for mobile devices, more distributors can extend affordable VMI services to their customers. E.B. Horsman & Son, an electrical distributor based in British Columbia, has been using Latitude VMI to allow real-time confirmation or correction on specific orders. Continue reading