The Transport Topics Top 50, an annual survey of the largest logistics companies – covering freight management and forwarding, brokerage services and warehousing and distribution – accurately and objectively documents the size and scope of the largest operators [in the United States and Canada], and provides timely analysis of trends shaping the industry.
We would like to congratulate the following Accellos Customers on this most recent achievement…
Read the rest of this article »
Manufacturing activity showed growth for the ninth consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s(ISM) Report on Business, which was released earlier today.
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, increased 1.9 percent to 53.2 in February, which is 0.6 percent below the 12-month average of 53.8 and its third-lowest reading since last May’s 50.0. The PMI is still over the 50 mark—which is the benchmark of strong economic activity—in 14 of the last 15 months, coupled with
the overall economy growing for 57 straight months, according to the ISM.
For the report’s four key metrics, including PMI, two were up, one dropped and one was flat. New Orders, often known as the engine driving manufacturing, rebounded from a 13.2 percent decrease from January to increase 3.3 percent in February to 54.5. Production was down 6.6 percent to 48.2, and Employment was flat at 52.3.
As was the case in January, the effects of the harsh winter weather cannot be underestimated when looking at manufacturing data specifically.
Click here to read more…
Brightstar purchased Accellos’ Warehouse Management System (WMS) in January to automate their warehouse processes, while providing the tools to effectively keep track of their inventory in real-time.
Brightstar is a force that keeps the mobile industry moving forward, delivering products and services to customers in more than 115 countries. Their services include value-added distribution, supply chain solutions, handset protection % insurance, buy-back & trade-in solutions, multi-channel retail solutions.
Visit Brightstar online to learn more.
As a built for Netsuite solution the AccellosOne WMS easily integrates with NetSuite to efficiently streamline the picking and shipping process in the warehouse. When a sales order is setup and released it can automatically be downloaded to AccellosOne WMS. AccellosOne WMS has an advanced Order Workcenter to help plan and manage order workflow through the warehouse. Orders can be grouped by order type, for example, single line – single unit orders, and released to an optimized pick and ship process. Flexible picking strategies combined with using wireless handheld devices improves pick labor productivity and volume throughput. When the order is shipped, it is uploaded back to NetSuite, the inventory records updated and the invoice billing cycle is initiated.
Click here for part 1
As a Built for NetSuite solution the AccellosOne WMS easily integrates with NetSuite to efficiently streamline the receiving process in the warehouse. A purchase order is setup and released in NetSuite and downloaded to AccellosOne WMS. The receipt this easily processed into the warehouse through flexible receiving processes and wireless handheld devices. Once received, the purchase order information is uploaded back to NetSuite and the inventory records seamlessly updated.
Click here for part 2
Wilson Dedicated Logistics purchased Accellos’ Prophesy trucking software in December to enhance its transportation capabilities such as fleet/driver management and mileage/routing optimization.
Wilson Dedicated provides time sensitive and scheduled deliveries primarily in the Midwest region. Our deliveries include food products, building products, cardboard boxes, health care products, leather, and related items in the shoe industry. These products are carried to the final customer or interplant J.I.T. schedules.
Visit Wilson Dedicated online to learn more.
Accellos has announced, at Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014, the release of AccellosOne Warehouse Management System (WMS) version 6.5 which is built on Accellos’ unifying technology platform, the AccellosOne Platform version 3.0. This cloud-ready WMS boasts an all-new configuration mechanism that leverages Microsoft’s powerful Workflow Foundation, enabling partners and customers to analyze and modify business processes without writing code or using proprietary scripting languages.
Read the rest of this article »
Uncle Jake’s chose RETAILvantage because of its consistent benefits storyline and belief that RETAILvantage can assist in moving the business forward. They chose the Cloud model because they no longer wanted to be tethered to the maintenance and expense of operating a local network. Electronically converting will make the process easy and quick.
Founded in 1995 by husband and wife team Lynn & Linda Schwebach, Uncle Jake’s Furniture started as a small, 4,000 sq. ft. closeout furniture store located in Greenville, SC. Back then they were known as “Uncle Jake’s Bargain Furniture & Bedding” and people loved coming and hunting for their perfect hidden treasure. Uncle Jake’s moved into the 20,000 sq. ft. showroom they call home today, and offers high quality, handcrafted, made in America, Amish furniture.
Visit Uncle Jake’s online to learn more.
Last June, Joanne Gulnac and Shelley Parlin of PROFITsystems filmed an episode for a new reality TV show called, “Save our Business”. That series is finally getting ready to start. TNT is releasing the series on February 28th. The episode they appear in will be the third one. They were brought in as industry experts to help a struggling furniture store in Santa Ana, California. Parlin worked as a secret shopper to see what they did right and where there was opportunity for improvement. The good news was, there was a lot of opportunity for improvement. Gulnac followed up by training the company on RETAILvantage. They donated their time and the software to help this retailer meet their needs and to put them on the path to success.
After doing the secret shopping, Parlin helped point out industry key performance indicators, showroom display errors, selling techniques and other business tips that if corrected will help the business improve.
Tune in to “Save Our Business” airing on TNT starting tomorrow.
Accellos is briefly mentioned in this article about the importance of warehousing, distribution and materials handling processes. The article features five thought leaders who take stock of what may lie ahead for the industry and their customers.
“There is always going to be an important role for suppliers like HighJump, Tecsys, Accellos and Softeon in the small-to-mid-sized market,” says Hill, pointing to the sheer number of warehouses. “But the top end of the market is currently being dominated by a handful of providers.”
Click here to read the full “Looking Ahead to a New Year in Materials Handling” article.