Accellos Welcomes Convoy of Hope

Accellos would like to welcome aboard Convoy of Hope! This organization purchased Accellos’ warehouse management software to help automate their warehouse functions and fulfill orders more cost effectively.

 

Since 1994, this amazing organization has served more than 65 million impoverished, hungry, or hurting individuals. They work through churches, businesses, and other nonprofits to give back to these people in need. Convoy of Hope helps people from all around the world by providing them with mentors, nutritious meals, farming equipment and more. This faith-based organization hopes to bring help and hope to more people in years to come.

 

Welcome aboard!

 

To learn more about this organization, visit their website by clicking here.

To learn more about Accellos WMS, please click here.

Trucking Conditions Index Moves Higher- TruckingInfo

According to a recent article released by TruckingInfo, FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index demonstrated positive movement for the month of June. After below-average readings were released in both April and May, this was a notable increase. The index rose 1.9 points since May, and reached a total of 7.64. According to the freight forecasting firm, this could mean that carriers are gaining market power but that rates are struggling to keep up with cost inflation.

 

To read the full article, please click here.

To learn more about how Prophesy can help the trucking industry, please click here.

Accellos to Participate in 2014 RWTA

Delegates to address needs and issues confronting the Australian Cold Chain

Accellos is happy to announce that we will participate in the 2014 RWTA National Conference and Exhibition held by The Refrigerated Warehouse and Transport Association of Australia Ltd. This event will take place from August 20-22, 2014 at the Pullman Cairns International hotel.

The conference provides a forum for discussion and resolution of the issues faced by the Australian Cold Chain. This event is a great networking opportunity for all involved.

Also in attendance at The 2014 RWTA Conference will be key players in the Australian Cold Chain, representing manufacturers and processors of temperature controlled foodstuffs, cold store operators, refrigerated transport operators, and product and service providers. Senior representatives from the Global Cold Chain Alliance out of the USA and senior representatives from international companies will be in attendance.

Major Australian companies that will be represented include Accellos clients Swire Cold Storage and Rand Refrigerated Logistics as well as Accellos partner Vocollect.

Accellos’ very own Managing Director of International Sales, John Brutin, can be found at Stand #1 throughout the conference. If you’re in the area, don’t forget to visit and learn more about Accellos’ 3PL solutions.

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Accellos Welcomes AKDO Intertrade, Inc.

This past July, ADKO Intertrade Inc. purchased Accellos’ warehouse management software to automate warehousing functions, shorten order fulfillment times, and become more cost effective.

 

AKDO Intertrade is a company that specializes in the sale of natural stone slabs, tiles and mosaics. They utilize resources from around the world and own natural stone factories in Europe. Throughout their 20 years of operation, they have expanded upon their products offered and now sell porcelain tile and semi-precious stones. Their products are only sold through retail and architectural showrooms.

 

Accellos is happy to welcome this company into its family of users!

 

To learn more about AKDO Intertrade, Inc., please click here.

To learn more about warehouse management software from Accellos, please click here.

Accellos Welcomes Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.

Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. recently purchased Accellos EDI to help improve the speed and accuracy with which they exchange data. 

This company was established in Portland, Oregon in 1983. It all started when founder Tim Leatherman came up with the idea for a multipurpose tool that he patented and began selling. From there on, the company became incorporated and expanded to sell a multitude of other products. These products include knives, multi-tools, pocket-tools and other accessories.

 

Accellos is happy to welcome this company into its family of users! 

To learn more about the Leatherman Tool Group Inc., click here.

To learn more about Accellos EDI, please click here.

Accellos Welcomes Cardenas Trucking, Inc.

Cardenas Trucking, Inc. recently purchased Prophesy transportation software to help simplify their dispatch functions and handle billings more efficiently.

 

This trucking company is located in Bedford Park, IL, where they operate around 30 power units. They ship machinery and building materials as well as logs, beams and more. Cardenas Trucking, Inc. has helped many of their customers to ship their cargo safely.

 

Welcome aboard to this fantastic company!

 

To learn more about Prophesy transportation software, please click here.

Slash Shipping Costs and Drop-Ship with Ease – WMS Webinar

Don’t miss part two of Accellos’ Optimize for Tomorrow Webinar Series on August 13.  

Few things keep a customer happy like fast shipping at a low cost.  Now with AccellosOne Ship it is easy to keep your customers happy while saving your business money.  Over half of Accellos customers are now actively shipping to dotcom retailers and e-tailers such as Amazon.com, Target.com, HomeDepot.com, and many more.  In this webinar Accellos’ own Jackson Bilbrey will be talking about drop-shipping, and how it is becoming a dominant force in the distribution world.  With drop-shipping changing the face of distribution models, AccellosOne Ship is there to help you handle the stringent shipping requirements, save time and labor, and ensure compliance with customers. 

Register Here

Preferred Freezer Services to Sponsor Indianapolis 500 Racecar

Preferred Freezer Services, an Accellos customer, is happy to announce their sponsorship of a 2014 Indy 500 racecar.

This company has partnered with JR Hildebrand, driver for the Ed Carpenter Race Team, who will be racing alongside the Preferred Freezer Services’ bear logo.

The company has hosted numerous barbeques and picnics to help market this partnership. Since the company relies so heavily on its drivers to deliver products on time, they have centered many of these events on safe driving. Both Ed and JR have been in attendance and have given presentations to customers, employees and drivers. Preferred Freezer Services says that they thoroughly enjoy working with Ed and JR who add a tremendous amount of value to the partnership. On and off the racetrack, they are hard workers that will undoubtedly help bring Preferred Freezer Services to the next level.

Click here to view the racecar!

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ROI Checkpoint 3 of 3 in Warehouse Management: Measurement

Measurement

WMS applications are truly the realm of Big Data.  They capture every scan, every move, the start, middle and end of every task in order to support measuring the activity, business volumes, quality and individual response.  This data is the Bible of the company’s supply chain supporting the users in continuous improvement through training, the supervisors in process improvement and inventory accuracy, customer care through having the facts about what was shipped and when, and executive management in reviewing real time KPI’s and business analytics. 

Measurement brings life to the ROI.   

CHECK POINT #3: Measurement should be expressed individually

Mid-sized companies have their own tribal knowledge and way of looking at information.  The speed of decision making often replies on the individual’s unique way of looking at data.  Ensure the solution not only captures the depth of data, but is able to craft ways of looking at the data uniquely to the individual. 

The ROI Process

The ROI process within companies varies.  Some expect the CFO to review a formal submission with focused line items, benefits and dates when the benefits will be achieved in order to fund the solution.  Typically, the benefits are tangible and should be somewhat conservative.  Some companies just know they need a WMS…they need it for growth.  Regardless of the process, one should always follow some sort of ROI process when evaluating WMS solutions.  In doing so, the software search will be based upon a set of indicators that reflect the “value” in the word “evaluation”. 

Learn more about AccellosOne Warehouse Management Systems, here!

Accellos releases Prophesy Dispatch Case Study on EJ Stutzman, Inc.

Accellos has announced the release of a case study on Prophesy Dispatch customer EJ Stutzman, Inc.

Summary
EJ Stutzman, Inc. is a family-owned, flatbed company that has been able to save time and service its customers more efficiently since implementing Prophesy Dispatch. They no longer bill customers or handle driver files manually. Instead, they do almost all of their paperwork online, which has eliminated waste and reduced room for error. Overall, the company has been very pleased with the results since implementation.

Find out how Prophey Dispatch has helped EJ Stutzman succeed by reading the case study…

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