of our recent Projects:
is another sucessful ALS-Optipack
provides Midway USA customers with optimum carton selection
and most economical shipping. The project is proceeded smoothly,
was completed on time and without going over budget on the
to meet their carton selection, palletization, and LTL shipment
needs. Primary in their decision to go with the proven ALS-Optipack
system was the ability to rate shop their negotiated rates,
including LTL and small parcel carriers. Additionally, ALS-Optipack
ensures the lowest cost and most accurate shipping by handling
each/case packs, each/pallet quantities, strapping, kits,
and items that self ship. Shipping information is available
for both CSRs and web site clients, with quotes provided at
web speed. This results in more shopper orders, boosting sales
to provide online customers with instant, accurate shipping
costs for the shipping method of their choice. As each item
is added to the shopping cart, ALS-Optipack
selects the optimum carton to pack the order in, minimizing
carrier charges, and can display the updated shipping cost
in web time. Frozen product is packed in insulated cartons
with room for dry ice, this is automatically accounted for
and included in the displayed shipping cost. Increasing sales
as a result of decreased shipping charges is just one benefit,
order fulfillment is expedited by picking directly to the
shipping carton, allowing the elimination of totes or bags
Bronco Wine had a detailed and thorough list
of requirements that their WMS must meet. Advanced Logistics
Systems was selected for superior graphical capabilities,
mapped warehouse space, intelligent picking path selection,
effective each, layer, and full pallet pick by order quantity,
and picked pallet optimization. In addition, putaway requests
can be interleaved with pick requests via RF, maximizing productivity,
efficiency, and economy of pick/putaway labor, and pallet
use. Integrated Advanced
Loading System provides optimized truck loads
that are effective for multi stop California deliveries. Bronco
Wine is another ALS integration success with IFS.
a full-featured, visual load planning and diagramming program
for originating and preparing orders. Only a web browser is
required, sending them via an Internet connection to the ALS
Web Server for optimization. The best load planning
system, at your fingertips with out any IT expense.
With ALS Web Client,
you compose Orderlists, click a button for automatic loading,
and receive the results from the ALS
Web Server in seconds. You then use ALS
Web Client to view, edit, print, or re-calculate graphical
loading results instantly.
Web Client requires the following:
IBM-compatible workstation with Win9x, WinNT/2000/XP
connection, DSL or other Internet connection.
see the ALS Web Client
Started" section to download and try the ALS
Web Client today!!!!!
always chooses the lowest cost
runs with your order entry system, or use supplied order
of cartons, dimensions, weight and shipping costs are known
at Order Entry time! Uses
actual product dimensions and weight for accurate carrier
rate quotations- no guessing.
the lowest combination of: carton, filler and shipment costs.
product handling features - signature required ship methods
and express ship methods by line item.
"Self-Shippers", items which must ship in separate individual
carton and identify Non-machineable items, such as poster
tubes, which require additional processing charges.
Haz-Mat by ground only.
preferred shipping method and preferred carrier by order.
for international, US territories and APO/FPO addresses.
pick ticket and or shipping labels.
Track carton/bag usage.
see the Pack-N-Rate
page for more details!
Bullet Technologies president,
John Higgins, and Robert Ahbel, president of Advanced Logistics
Systems, Inc. signed an agreement integrating the companies'
products and services. Silver Bullet Technologies targets
the NVOCC, freight forwarder, importer and exporter market,
for companies in the 10 - 100 million dollar range. Their
innovative software, SB Freight™, provides receiving, warehousing,
value added service (re-pack, consolidation and de-consolidation),
container stuffing and the required documentation for import/export,
using MS SQL. In addition, seamless integration to the Microsoft
Great Plains products and technologies provides
financials that are customized to the freight forwarding industry.
is providing the Advanced Loading System®, fully integrated
into the package. ALS provides cartonizing, pallet, truck
and sea container stuffing load plans to be generated automatically.
The fully optimized results are then automatically incorporated
in SB Freight™, not only in the loading documentation, but
for each step of the export or import processing as well.
With the collaboration, time and labor savings, in addition
to direct container and truck cost savings can be considerable.
10% to 27% utilization improvements in just container stuffing
have been documented by users of the system such as Hapag-Lloyd
and North American Van Lines. "We believe the collaboration
and synergy of our companies, will result in an unprecedented
leap forward for our customers in this market. Increasing
bottom line, competitive advantage and improving customer
service will prove that the sum is far greater than the separate
parts." said Mr. Ahbel at a press conference recently.
The products are to be unveiled at the Sea
Cargo Americas International Congress & Exhibition
Cargo Americas International Congress & Exhibition in
Miami, Fl May 7-8.
States Navy deploys Advanced
Navy chooses Advanced Logistics Systems software, again! After
the SPAWARS division of the U.S. Navy selected the Advanced
Loading System software
to maxload containers and materials tracking for world-wide
relief efforts and military deployments, additional units have
purchased and deployed Advanced Logistics Systems solutions.
Loading System features, such as strict loading sequence,
stacking rules for floor loaded & palletized products and
3-D graphical diagrams are instrumental to the Navy. Advanced
notice of the contents of a container and 3-D diagrams with
item listings provide the Navy with the ability to unload the
most critical materials first!
the Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) airport and vicinity, Shuttle Express
needed a real time web reservation system. Prime requirement
was the ability to integrate seamlessly with the 'home' CSR
reservation system, plus give out 'real time' reservation confirmation.
Real time inventory insures all passengers have their transportation
to and from the airport at the correct time. Multiple classes
of service (share ride, exclusive van and limousine) are accommodated!
Tens of thousands of reservations and confirmations have been
issued by the new system, which is hosted on Advanced Logistics
Systems own servers.
and E-Commerce order fulfillment company is using ALS-Optipack
for automated carton selection!
eliminates the guess-work of carton selection. Orders can
be picked directly into the cartons in which they will ship
minimizing product touches and reducing packing time.
Direct Executive Vice President and CFO, Brian Harriss, discusses
the implementation of ALS-Optipack
and the impact on their shipping operations "....a product
called (ALS-) Optipack, which allows people in the fulfillment
centers to actually use the proper size containers...this
can save costs."
Supply Chain Success....
a recent CGT article, Clorox executive John Leggett explains
the diverse product line at Clorox and the challenges in planning
and effectively loading trucks.
Order Picking software, installed at each Clorox distribution
center, provides the solutions to Clorox's shipping requirements
see the Advanced
Order Picking product
page for complete details!
Logistics has named Advanced Logistics Systems, Inc.
as a 2008 Top 100 Logistics Information Technology Provider.
The magazine's editors reviewed more than 400 companies
and based its criteria on companies that provide transportation
related technology solutions that best meet its readers'
needs. This is the sixth year in a row that this prestigious
award has been awarded for Advanced Logistics Systems innovative