Ship2Save announced today that California-based Megatrux, Inc. has extended its logistics offering with a cutting-edge asset management and tracking system using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and Ship2Save’s Operation Management System. The multi-dock deployment has enabled Megatrux to automate operations and provide added value services to its clientele.
“With this deployment, we have streamlined our aptitude to increase our supply chain visibility,” said K.C Pelle, Executive Vice-President at Megatrux, Inc. “Our RFID services allow us to display more informative and more accurate information to our customers in real time. It serves as an important tool in delivering key performance indicators [KPI] that enable us to proactively improve day-to-day operations and provide superior end-to-end logistical services. Moving forward, we continue to evaluate new areas of implementation for this technology such as RTLS (Real Time Location Systems) and we anticipate extending our RFID system from our warehousing and distribution to Trans-Pacific container, storage and cross-docking imports.”
The RFID application also serves to provide needed Electronic Product Code (EPC) compliancy for Megatrux clientele with goods destined for Wal-Mart. As the Wal-Mart RFID mandate begins to broaden to 1000+ suppliers, many 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) providers are bridging this technology gap for their clientele by offering RFID services that adhere to Wal-Mart’s requirements.
“The system we’ve provided to Megatrux will serve to provide supply chain compliancy services to their customers, achieve process improvement and data precision in their daily operations, as well as extend their service portfolio with worldwide tracking and asset control features,” added Sam Falsafi, Ship2Save’s Director of Business Development & RFID Strategy. “Megatrux will be able to automate inbound handling, inventory reconciliation, speed up trailer loading, improve order assembly and shipping accuracy, as well as provide many other benefits that are inherent within our application in the 3PL environment.”
As an integration service provider, Ship2Save’s solution offering integrated software, hardware, services, and support, which included SATO’s reliable CL408e RFID printers and Generation 2, EPC-compliant RFID tags. “Partnering our best-of-breed RFID printers and tags with Ship2Save’s recognized integration expertise is sure to enhance the solutions Megatrux provides to its clientele,” said John Anderson, Strategic Alliance and RFID Solutions Manager at SATO America.
No stranger to the 3PL market, Ship2Save has deployed RFID systems at several 3PL enterprises across the continent. The company foresees 3rd Party Logistics to be a growing and prosperous niche for RFID implementations and is continuing to see a growing demand from this market.
About Megatrux, Inc.
The award winning Megatrux Companies are a customer service/team oriented Global group of individual asset and non-asset based shipping and transportation corporations. All nine companies comprise what Megatrux calls their “longest link supply chain.” From international manufacturing, packaging, transportation and overseas air freight to ocean importing/exporting, land-bridge, warehousing, and of course domestic to store shelf U.S Distribution…Megatrux is your one call “We Do it All” solution to the world. With Enterprise level OMS, TMS, & WMS application integrations, Megatrux offers unbelievable real-time customer resources, communication, tracking, KPI reporting, logistical analysis and so much more…With over 25 years in the business as well as being certified as a TOP 100 3PL, The Megatrux Companies are recognized by the industry as a highly respected, ethical operation that always pays attention to detail.
Ship2Save (Ship2Save.com) is one of the industry leaders in cost effective RFID Solutions and is a founding member of the Canadian Microsoft RFID Council, a member of the Microsoft Global RFID Council, an EPCGlobal Canada Strategic Council Member, a CompTIA RFID+™ Cornerstone Committee Member, and a member of Texas Instruments Tag-It™ Team. Ship2Save's unique product lines, flexible and proficient software, business development models, and distinctive deployment services, offer customers cost effective and high quality solutions for their logistic needs.
SATO (sato.co.jp) is a pioneer in the Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) industry and the inventor of the world's first electronic thermal transfer barcode printer. It revolutionized the barcoding industry by introducing the Data Collection System (DCS) & Labeling concept - a total barcode and labeling solution providing high quality barcode printers, scanners/hand-held terminals, label design software and consumables. SATO is one of the first in the industry to introduce a complete, multi-protocol EPC-compliant, UHF RFID solution.
SATO is publicly listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan. It has worldwide offices in the United States, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Poland, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and China. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007, it reported revenues of US$705 million.