Zetes showcases extensive supply chain technologies at SAPICS
The 34th annual SAPICS conference and exhibition, held at Sun City, from 3 to 5 June 2012, provided the ideal platform for Zetes South Africa (formerly ProScan) to launch a number of new products, services and technologies, as well as showcase its extensive range of supply chain and mobility, product identification and voice solutions to the South African market.
“While Zetes' acquisition of ProScan in July 2011 positioned Zetes as a new player in the South African market and built on its reputation as a leading provider of solutions in this field,” comments Andrew Fosbrook, managing director of Zetes South Africa, “Zetes' global resources and centres of excellence enable us to offer our customers access to knowledge, expertise and skills among the most advanced in the world, and this was a key message for us at SAPICS.”
This benefit is realised when a customer requires a specific technology and application, there is a good chance that the solution or service has been implemented elsewhere within the expansive Zetes group.
“While the South African operation has been historically renowned for its software development capabilities, this position has been further strengthened by technology advancements within the Zetes group internationally, as well as extensive growth and development of Zetes South Africa's own software R&D team,” adds Fosbrook.
Visitors to the Zetes stand at SAPICS were provided the opportunity to familiarise themselves with Zetes' key technology areas of focus, including voice solutions; automated coding, marking and labelling solutions; mobility solutions, radio frequency identification (RFID); as well as in-premise warehouse solutions. The scope of products, services and technologies on offer enables Zetes to effectively meet the supply chain and mobility needs of a wide variety of market segments.
In addition, Zetes used the conference to focus on its strategy to increase its African footprint through increased partnerships in Africa and the proposed establishment of satellite offices outside South Africa's borders. The event also allowed Zetes to highlight the Tier 1 partnerships it enjoys with Motorola and Zetes Technologies, as well as the longstanding relationships it has with Collamat, Datalogic, Datamax, Intermec, Matthews, Motion Computing, SOTI, Vocollect and Wavelink, among others.
“The event was a great success for us and we were able to meet many people representing a wide range of industries, namely FMCG, manufacturing, transport and logistics, retail, industrial and mining,” comments Karin Parker, national sales manager for Zetes South Africa.