Apex debuts cloud technology to Melbourne during CeMAT 2016

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Following the opening last year of its Asian-Pacific office located in Sydney, Apex Supply Chain Technologies (Apex) is now taking its innovations further afield when it showcases its Cloud based automated locker solutions at CeMAT in Melbourne.

For many at the industry expo, it will be the first time they are able to get up close and personal with the technology, which revolutionises and streamlines the supply chain industry.

The technology, known as the Apex Trajectory Cloud Enterprise Software Platform, allows subscribers to track, manage, control, monitor and analyse your real-time supply,  materials and equipment.

Apex Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Tim McCoy, will be flying over to attend CeMAT from the U.S and said that the cloud based software platform enables the easy management of a supply chain that can be administered from your desktop, laptop, or any mobile device or browser.

“Moreover, the technology can be used from anywhere, day or night and with no software to install,” Mr McCoy said.

The cloud software powers the Apex Axcess Automated Locker Systems, which will also be on display at CeMAT this year, with demonstrations showing how the solution helps to provide secure accountability for reusable assets and consumable products.

“Each locker also has flexible configurations to accommodate a wide variety of products, from tools or stock-kits, to larger parts; all of which become accessible twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week,” Mr McCoy said.

“Check-out from automated lockers allows employees to get what they need quickly, while Trajectory can then send an automatic notification to supervisors if an item is late, or  requires charging or maintenance, eliminating the need for manual, written logs,” he added.

The smart technology also directly links each check-out and return of an item to an individual, improving accountability for devices and eliminating downtime in searching for misplaced items.

Apex will also showcase its Actylus system at CeMAT, which provides businesses with technologies that boost productivity through self-automated inventory checks and re-orders.

Mr McCoy said that Actylus has been designed from the ground up to boost supply chain productivity by 30% and grow bottom-line revenues across a variety of industries and applications.

“The Actylus auto-order inventory eliminates the need for safety stock, emergency orders and inefficient labour-intensive manual processes, minimizing overall inventory and therefore providing a more cost-efficient solution for inventory management,” he said.

“This means easy replenishment and no more lines down, ultimately ensuring an ergonomic and cost- efficient system to track and keep your inventory in peak performance.”

Mr McCoy said Apex was very excited to be the first company to introduce the new cloud technology in Melbourne where it will have a number of potential applications across a range of industries such as manufacturing, transportation and fleet, automotive aftermarket, distribution and logistics, mining and quarrying, and healthcare.

“Australia’s growing industrial and services sectors are challenged every day by tough global competition. We believe the timing is ideal for companies looking to become more competitive to adopt Apex 24/7 automated technologies,” he said.

Of the solutions Apex provides to businesses, Mr McCoy said these have been shown to increase productivity; lower costs and help businesses make better decisions by utilising the robust business intelligence information right at their fingertips.

“Our customers report greater accountability, reduced consumption and show an average savings of 30% or more with our solutions. That’s real value.”

Mr McCoy handles all global sales for Apex and has more than 25 years experience leading multi-functional global teams in transportation, logistics and distribution. The Apex global user base includes a number of major multinationals already in the process of deploying Apex technology in Australia.

Apex Supply Chain Technologies can be located at stand E21 at CeMAT,
which runs from 12 – 14 July, 2016.