Apriso, the leading provider of global manufacturing software solutions, today announced the company has been recognized as a top IT logistics provider for the seventh consecutive year by Inbound Logistics Magazine. Apriso’s continued recognition reflects how well the company’s FlexNet Warehouse application synchronizes material flow with production and other manufacturing operations on a global, enterprise scale. Enhanced operational visibility vastly improves inventory accuracy and manufacturing efficiency to reduce lead time and idle inventory for improved margins and customer satisfaction.
Apriso’s FlexNet effectively addresses the top five challenges facing materials management professionals: reduce costs, increase visibility and customer satisfaction, ease systems integration and data management (see Figure 1). Apriso’s unique approach to material flow management offers manufacturers a highly agile solution that improves responsiveness to changing market, supply chain and competitive conditions. This flexibility helps manufacturers to operate with greater efficiency on a global scale.
“Apriso’s FlexNet has traditionally been recognized as a Manufacturing Execution System. It is great to be recognized by Inbound Logistics as a leading warehouse and inventory management solution, pointing to the depth of capabilities FlexNet can deliver, based in part on delivering up-to-the-minute operations visibility and continuous process improvement on an enterprise scale,” said Tadeusz Dyduch, senior product manager at Apriso. “As a global solution, FlexNet helps manufacturers to better comply with enterprise-wide traceability and regulatory requirements, which includes tracking product quality from components through finished goods.”
“Top 100 Logistics IT Providers such as Apriso help customers navigate the complexities of global trade and expansion. Apriso provides the technology solutions Inbound Logistics readers need to successfully manage their global enterprises. Inbound Logistics is proud to honor Apriso for innovative solutions empowering global logistics and supply chain excellence,” stated Felecia Stratton, Editor, Inbound Logistics.
FlexNet Warehouse works hand-in-hand with FlexNet Production and other Apriso applications to provide real-time visibility into material flows and end-to-end traceability across manufacturing operations. Built on the FlexNet Business Process Management (BPM) platform, FlexNet Warehouse delivers process standardization on a global scale. Combined with FlexNet Logistic and Warehouse Intelligence, the solution provides manufacturers up-to-the-minute analytics to better understand and manage “big data” for improved decision support.
FlexNet Warehouse helps manufacturers to achieve and sustain manufacturing excellence by:
• Improving management of cross-docking, receiving, replenishment and shipping operations;
• Enhancing on-time, in-full and in-spec order performance;
• Expanding Lean and other continuous improvement initiatives across warehouse operations;
• Offering intuitive, user-friendly interfaces designed for warehouse personnel;
• Integrating with existing RFID, bar code and other material handling equipment.
Each year, Inbound Logistics editors recognize 100 logistics IT companies that support and enable logistics excellence. Drawn from a pool of more than 300 companies, using questionnaires, phone calls, personal interviews, and other research, Inbound Logistics selects the Top 100 Logistics IT Providers who are leading the way in 2013. Editors seek to match readers' fast-changing needs to the capabilities of those companies selected. All companies selected reflect leadership by answering Inbound Logistics readers' needs for simplicity, ROI, and efficient implementation.
About Inbound Logistics
Inbound Logistics (inboundlogistics.com) is the pioneering publication of demand-driven logistics practices, also known as supply chain management. IL's educational mission is to guide businesses to efficiently manage logistics, reduce and speed inventory, and neutralize transportation cost increases by aligning supply to demand and adjusting enterprise functions to support that paradigm shift.
About Apriso Corporation
Apriso (apriso.com) is a software company dedicated to helping its customers transform the performance of their global manufacturing operations. It does so by enabling manufacturers to achieve and sustain manufacturing excellence while adapting quickly to market changes. FlexNet, Apriso's manufacturing software, uniquely enables companies to manage processes and share best practices across their operations with its BPM platform-based architecture. Apriso supports continuous improvement initiatives by delivering visibility into, control over and synchronization across manufacturing and the product supply network. Apriso serves nearly 200 customers in 45+ countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. Customers include GM, Tesla Motors, Volvo CE, Cummins Inc., L'Oréal, Luxottica, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, Textron Systems, MBDA and Saint-Gobain.
Apriso and FlexNet are registered trademarks of Apriso Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.