Supply chain software developer Datex recently announced the successful 3PL WMS software implementation for client Mid-Atlantic Cold Storage (MACS), a new refrigerated warehouse facility in Suffolk, Virginia. With a strategically important location near a distribution hub for the Northeastern region, Mid Atlantic Cold Storage needed to be ready to handle the critical needs of its clients immediately.
“Mid-Atlantic Cold Storage is a new facility that provides temperature controlled storage and value added services to top national food companies. Our refrigerated warehouse is in a prime location that serves as the distribution hub and point of entrance from the Port of Virginia Norfolk Terminals” said Mike Group, Vice President of Mid-Atlantic Cold Storage commented.
Mid-Atlantic Cold Storage was looking for a technology partner that could provide a cloud-based best-of-breed cold storage warehouse management system and implement the solution in less than 30 days. After evaluating various WMS software solutions, Mid-Atlantic Cold Storage chose Datex FootPrint WMS for its robust advanced functionality for 3PL cold storage warehouse operations including temperature capture, inventory restriction capabilities by specific temperature zones, catch weight, advanced inventory track and trace, workflow driven business rules, customizable reporting, 3PL billing, web Portal and other features.
Datex and the MACS teams started the implementation on schedule in January and worked hand in hand to ensure a streamlined software implementation project. “Datex has a proven methodology to fast track Implementations. To do this successfully, customer involvement and collaboration is critical” said Michael Armanious, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Datex. “With the vast knowledge and full collaboration of the Mid-Atlantic team, Datex was able to implement their WMS software solution in this new facility in only three weeks.”
“Datex FootPrint WMS is the technology platform that allows us to meet the needs of our customers and add value to our 3PL services. We are very impressed with the Datex implementation and look forward to having a successful and long term partnership with our new technology partner” said Mike Group.
About Mid Atlantic Cold Storage (MACS)
Open in mid-January 2015, Mid-Atlantic Cold Storage boasts a prime location minutes from the Port of Virginia’s three terminals and has access to both Norfolk Southern and CSX railways as well as critical roadways I-64, I-264, US 58 and US-460. Only an hour from I-95, the primary North and South corridor for the Eastern United States, MACS is well positioned to be able to focus on goods such as produce that do not require frozen conditions. With a 40,000 square foot facility that includes 3 temperature control rooms that can range in temperature from 38 degrees to up to 60 degrees, Mid-Atlantic Cold Storage provides a variety of value added services such as specialized handling, storage, order assembly, import and export and other warehouse services for major national food companies. For additional information about Mid-Atlantic Cold Storage, please contact the Customer Service team at 757-707-6078.
In business since 1978, Datex has provided supply chain technology solutions including software, hardware & managed services to industries such as cold storage warehousing, distribution, third party logistics (3PL). Datex FootPrint® WMS is a user friendly, highly configurable warehouse management system supported exclusively by Datex employees. The Datex FootPrint WMS Cold Storage Edition includes customizable reporting, workflow based processes and helps enable the real time billing of accessorial tasks such as blast freezing, stretch-wrapping, packaging and other value added services. With advanced features to handle cold storage warehouse operations, Datex FootPrint WMS is in use by refrigerated warehouses across North America. The system can be integrated with accounting, ERP, shipping, material handling and other systems and is EDI ready. Developed to improve accuracy, efficiency and productivity, Datex FootPrint® WMS helps businesses reduce costs, increase visibility and improve customer service. For more information, please visit Datex website.