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Aptec Selects Exactus Software to Manage Rapid Growth with Functionally Rich, Adaptable Supply Chain Execution Solutions

Leading IT Distributor Will Utilize Exactus' Aware WMS to Improve Overall Operational Efficiencies

DUBAI - June 10, 2008 - Business Systems Group (BSG), the regional competency center for Exactus Inc., announced today that Aptec Holdings, a leading IT distribution company has selected Aware Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) to help effectively manage its fulfillment and distribution operations.  The solution will be initially installed in the company's distribution center located in JAFZA.

Aptec selected Exactus' Aware because of its unmatched flexibility in meeting changing business requirements and its proven track record in generating immediate, measurable improvements in space utilization, throughput and accuracy whilst achieving the lowest possible total cost of ownership.  Aptec will leverage Aware's directed, optimized processes for all inbound and outbound activities, such as receiving, put-away, picking and shipping.  In addition to the Core WMS, Aptec will implement Aware Trading Partner Management (TPM) module that is a secure web-based interface that extends the supply chain capabilities to trading partners by allowing them to share key business information.  By being able to better collaborate with customers, suppliers and trading partners, Aptec will be able to deliver their customers the right products in a timely manner and with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy.

"Since we are operating in the Middle East, Aptec is enjoying solid year on year revenue growth, with daily transactions almost doubling yearly! The Exactus' solution will help ensure the efficiency and accuracy we need to exceed service levels for our customers," said Mario M. Veljovic, Operations & Commercial Manager at Aptec. "We were very impressed with the thorough, best practices-based implementation methodology BSG will utilize to complete this project within tight deadlines."

Aptec will utilize Exactus' Aware MobileT, an RF-based solutions on Psion Teklogix HHTs to push current levels of accuracy for picking and truck loading even higher. With the high-volume operations Aptec manages, reducing errors even a fraction of a percent will have a dramatic impact on the time spent processing returns from incorrect shipments.

"With the ability to leverage Aware's rich functionality, system-directed processes, storage optimization, task interleaving, RF-directed automated data capture and ease of configuration, we expect to realize real-time and accurate inventory, improved productivity, considerable cost savings by optimizing picking and putaway functions and eliminating tedious data entry and manual transaction processing, fewer shipping errors, and overall improvement in customer service", said Biju Alex, IT Manager at Aptec.

Broadly speaking, Aptec expects to realize a reduction in inventory carrying costs, improved data accuracy and reduction in picking errors from barcode scanning, as well as labor cost savings related to data entry, materials handling and management. All Exactus solutions are built on one platform and, therefore, will integrate seamlessly to help ensure the real-time exchange of critical information.

"We are pleased Aptec has selected Exactus' Aware to form the backbone of its fast-growing fulfillment and distribution operations," said Nasser Tufail, Managing Director of BSG. "Aptec will be empowered to realize operational excellence in their warehousing functions by providing responsive and flexible distribution networks, optimization of inventory flow, high accuracy and visibility of inventory, complete and correct product information and superior levels of customer service".


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