Shipshape Distribution

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PathGuide Technologies ● 22745 29 th Drive SE, Suite #150, Bothell, WA 98021 ● www.pathguide.com ● clientservices@pathguide.com Q: Lastly, did your business reap any other significant benefits in the shipping department from the flexibility of your WMS's manifest and shipping system? A: "Having the ability to quote shipping prices to customers upfront through our online store was game-changing for us." – Kyle Sutter, VP of Operations for Fisheries Supply "Increased visibility lets our shipping department look at in- progress orders and alert carriers if any orders are remaining — before they shut that truck door and pull away." – Dave Campbell, VP of Operations at Cascade Orthopedic "When we ship orders on behalf of web-based companies, the products go straight from us to the customer. We strive to be anonymous in the transaction. We want the consumer to assume the product came from the internet retailer's own warehouse. Without a WMS, there's no way we could have been in e-fulfillment. You have to have a level of speed and accuracy that's just not possible in a manual paper-based warehouse." – Tom Lorenz, Operations Manager at Lorenz & Jones "Even with our small e-Commerce engine driving line orders out all day, we're experiencing better receiving and shipping with a 99.75 percent accuracy rate on our shipping line count. This level of accuracy would not have been possible without the tools provided in our WMS." – Jim Hostetter, President of PaulB Wholesale As a general rule Whether printing hazmat or e- Commerce labels, bills of lading or third-party shipping papers, each of the distributors we spoke with requires a WMS in which all data is automatically transmitted to the appropriate carrier for billing. Each relies on a WMS flexible enough to accommodate their unique business practices that can also automate all operations from manifesting and pre-manifesting to truck route and stop management with delivery confirmation. PathGuide Technologies, Inc., a privately held company founded in 1989, is a leading provider of warehouse management solutions for industrial and retail distributors across North America. PathGuide's software and services help suppliers increase productivity and order accuracy, improve customer service and lower labor costs, ultimately driving greater profitability. Click here to learn how distributors of all sizes can benefit from improved warehouse management.

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