OATSystems, a division of Checkpoint, Named One of the Top 100 Logistics IT Companies
Recognized by Inbound Logistics for Second Year Running
OATSystems Has RFID Industry’s Largest Deployments;
Most Innovative Approaches to Providing Visibility
WALTHAM, Mass. – June 3, 2009 — OATSystems, a division of Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CKP), today announced that Inbound Logistics has named it one of the top 100 logistics IT companies.
OATSystems has the RFID industry’s largest deployments as well as the most innovative approaches to providing enterprise-wide RFID solutions for retailers and industrial manufacturers. OAT’s Merchandise Visibility solutions deliver real-time visibility into product movement from source to store, enabling retailers to optimize inventory, reduce out-of-stocks, reduce stock on-hand, and maximize sell-through. For manufacturers, OAT’s Asset Tracking solutions track high value assets such as component parts, work in process, reusable assets, and finished goods, to increase efficiency and automate and error-proof operations.
Every April for the past decade, Inbound Logistics editors recognize 100 logistics IT companies that support and enable logistics excellence. Drawn from a pool of more than 500 companies, using questionnaires, personal interviews, and other research, Inbound Logistics selects the Top 100 Logistics IT Providers for leading the way in 2009. Editors seek to match readers’ fast-changing needs to the capabilities of those companies selected. All companies selected reflect leadership by answering Inbound Logistics readers’ needs for simplicity, ROI and efficient implementation.
According to Felecia Stratton, editor, Inbound Logistics, “Solutions providers such as OATSystems empower logistics and supply chain management, continuing to offer innovative and practical solutions in the face of demand volatility. 2009 continues to be a year where every opportunity and efficiency must be seized and OATSystems consistently provides the kinds of technology solutions business logistics managers need to successfully manage their global enterprises. As shippers, carriers, and 3PLs increase their use of logistics IT, OATSystems is flexible and responsive, anticipating customers’ evolving needs. That’s why Inbound Logistics editors have recognized OATSystems as one of 2009’s Top 100 Logistics IT Providers.”
“We are honored to be named a top provider by Inbound Logistics for the past two years,” said Prasad Putta, general manager of OATSystems. “Global enterprises continue to face the relentless pressures of reducing inventory and logistics costs and managing increasingly complex supply chains efficiently. OATSystems’ RFID solutions enable retailers and manufacturers to gain complete, real-time visibility of their entire operations to meet these challenges and be far more competitive.”
About Inbound Logistics
Inbound Logistics is the pioneering publication of demand-driven logistics practices, also known as supply chain management. IL’s educational mission is to guide businesses to efficiently manage logistics, reduce and speed inventory, and neutralize transportation cost increases by aligning supply to demand and adjusting enterprise functions to support that paradigm shift. More information about demand-driven logistics practices is available at www.inboundlogistics.com.
OATSystems, Inc. is a recognized radio-frequency identification (RFID) solution leader with software that empowers businesses to achieve competitive advantage and ROI from RFID enabled applications. As a pioneer in developing RFID technology, OATSystems has been setting the standards in RFID for over half a decade and is responsible for industry firsts that include the largest scale and largest scope of deployments, as well as the most innovative approaches to providing enterprise-wide RFID solutions. OATSystems’ multinational client base consists of over 100 customers in retail, consumer packaged goods, consumer electronics, manufacturing, life sciences, aerospace and defense. A division of $917.1 million Checkpoint Systems, Inc., OATSystems is located in Waltham, MA, and has a development office in Bangalore, India and various direct sales offices and resellers around the globe. To learn more, visit www.oatsystems.com.
About Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
Checkpoint Systems, Inc. is a leading supplier of retail shrink management solutions. Checkpoint’s global team helps retailers – and their suppliers – reduce theft, increase inventory visibility and provide consumers with greater merchandise availability through the company’s rapidly evolving RF technology, expanding shrink management offerings and apparel labeling solutions. Checkpoint has more than one million RF devices installed in stores today and has secured more than 100 billion products. Scaling cost efficiently, Checkpoint’s solutions provide increased revenues and profits to a fast-growing community of successful retailers and a superior experience for their consumers. Listed on the NYSE (NYSE: CKP), Checkpoint operates in every major geographic market and employs 3,900 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.checkpointsystems.com.
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