The company owes its success in part to its ability to identify, and understand the needs of today’s supply chain driven organizations. “The biggest challenge we have seen CIO’s face recently is managing the complexity, increased costs, and security impacts associated with enterprise mobility,” says Ross Young, President and CEO of Peak-Ryzex. “We have seen a proliferation of mobile devices and applications in the enterprise that has put an enormous support burden on corporate IT teams to manage a vast estate of mobile users, devices, operating systems, carrier plans and related items. This trend is stretching corporate IT teams to their limits and in many cases not allowing IT to focus on more strategic projects,” Young adds.
In a recent supply chain survey, Peak-Ryzex customers identified their top strategic technology initiatives for the supply chain in 2015 as: Mobility Solutions (48 percent), Auto ID Technologies (23 percent), Material Handling Equipment (18 percent), and Upgrading WMS (11 percent). “We asked our customers if their current supply chain strategy enables their business priorities,” Young added. “41 percent said no because there are still inefficiencies that reduce profits, it’s difficult to adapt to changing customer demands, or that their supply chain constrains business expansion. Our success is based on our ability to help these customers optimize their supply chain in order to address their business priorities”, Young adds.
One case-in-point would be Linde Gas North America for the implementation of a labeling solution that complied with Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new Global Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labeling of chemicals. To get ahead of the GHS deadline and have a labeling solution that allowed for on-demand design and printing of labels, Linde wanted to generate the right GHS compliant label for immediate application.
In another project, Peak-Ryzex helped a major medical products manufacturer reduce overall distribution center operating and labor costs by 6 percent and 9 percent respectively. A new wireless barcoding system integrated with the company’s SAP system has increased the efficiency of the material handling process, virtually eliminating manual data entry, reducing product hunting time, and improving replenishment productivity. “The bottom line is that after only a few months of operation, the customer reduced their cost per box by 6 percent. In addition, they’ve seen a 40 percent reduction in shippable backlog due to the improved speed of receiving, put-away and replenishment,” Young explains.
Our mission is to simplify managing a mobile workforce, while improving operational efficiencies and increasing employee productivity for our customers
Peak-Ryzex continues to respond to customer challenges by investing in areas that allow the company to drive innovation and expand its solution portfolio. In August, Peak-Ryzex acquired Manage Mobility (Alpharetta, GA), an end-to-end provider of mobile procurement, logistics, and carrier management services and developer of the ManagedTel™ software platform that serves as a central information repository of all mobile device and carrier management services. The acquisition expands the Peak-Ryzex suite of managed mobility services to help enterprise customers better maintain, manage, and support their commercial and rugged mobile devices, carrier services, and mobile applications.
“Our mission is to simplify managing a mobile workforce, while improving operational efficiencies and increasing employee productivity for our customers,” states Young.