Valora Services Austria achieves new transparency thanks to BARCOTEC and BHT-700
Data capture with BHT-700 "just in time"
With the choice of the BHT-700, Valora Services Austria opted for a modular Handheld Terminal with open hardware and software platforms. The unit supports a variety of different technologies, including Batch, WLAN, GPRS or Bluetooth®. Thanks to the open architecture, hardware requirements can be matched to the needs of any given application on a modular basis, as with a PC.
The article data scanned with the BHT-700 is transferred to the new system via a GSM/GPRS mobile network on a "just in time" basis, before being synchronized in real time with the data at each book store's own central stock control system across Austria. This enables precision tracking of the data stream. Wolfgang Ertl, who was responsible for implementing the "easyMITS" integration at Valora Services Austria, explains: "It was important to us to find a standardized system that didn't involve additional programming. With BARCOTEC's "easyMITS" solution, we have exactly what we were looking for. It's easy to use and the system's open architecture means we can make changes or add functionality in the future."
BARCOTEC's "easyMITS" software allows faster data transfer
"Through the software's seamless, end-to-end parcel-tracking functionality, we are able to optimally meet the high expectations of our customers. Simplified communications have also prevented unnecessary returns and refunds, which reduces our costs," observes Fritz Koch, Head of Logistics at Valora Services Austria. "With "easyMITS", we know immediately where our deliveries are and when they will reach their destinations."
Michael Hofstätter, MBA, Head of Sales at BARCOTEC, is delighted at the success Valora Services Austria is enjoying: "With "easyMITS", Valora Services Austria is now able to respond to changing market requirements in the shortest possible time frame, while being able to get a transparent overview of costs. Winning this sort of competitive advantage is of crucial importance to all our customers right now.
Thanks to the new parcel-tracking system, Valora Services Austria has also been able to radically reduce error rates. At the same time, the amount of work time needed to process deliveries has been significantly reduced while service quality has visibly improved.
Valora Services Austria
Valora Services Austria is Austria's leading magazine wholesaler. Every day, over 200 employees are involved in meeting the needs of the country's publishing industry, magazine retailers and readers. The company delivers around 3,500 different magazine titles four times a week to 10,300 retail outlets. This involves moving 18,000 tons of printed paper a total of 7.7 million km (4.8 million miles) every year.
For more information, please visit www.valoraservices.at
BARCOTEC specializes in automatic identification solutions for barcodes and RFID, as well as data capture systems. Founded over 20 years ago, the company has established itself as the market's leading provider, with offices worldwide. From its in-house, manufacturer authorized service centers in Vienna and Salzburg, BARCOTEC can service customers across Europe with minimal lead times. The company is a member of Austria's National Logistics Association (BVL) and the Association for Network Logistics (VNL).
For more information, please visit www.barcotec.at
TT Network Integration Europe GmbH - DENSO Auto-ID Business Unit
Toyota Tsusho ID Systems GmbH belongs to Toyota Tsusho Corporation Worldwide and is responsible for the sales and distribution of DENSO handheld terminals and scanners in Europe. Founded in 1948, Toyota Tsusho Corporation Worldwide has a total workforce of 32,380 and in 2010 achieved annual sales of 54,8 billion US dollars. The market segments covered by Toyota Tsusho ID Systems GmbH extend all the way along the supply chain from manufacture, production and logistics through to retail.
Toyota Tsusho ID Systems GmbH
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