Psion Teklogix Inc.

Psion Teklogix Inc.
ORS Nasco


June 13, 2005 08:30 ET

ORS Nasco Drills Its Way To Warehouse Efficiency With Psion Teklogix And Infor's Rugged Mobile Computing Solution

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 13, 2005) -

Industrial wholesaler of construction, oilfield, and welding tools and parts speeds up order fulfillment and increases customer service

Psion Teklogix (LSE:PON), a global provider of solutions for mobile computing, wireless data collection and RFID, and Infor, the largest enterprise software provider exclusively focused on delivering enterprise applications to customers in the manufacturing and distribution industries, announced today that ORS Nasco is replacing its paper based warehouse management system with a joint mobile computing solution developed by Psion Teklogix and Infor Distribution. The new system will enhance ORS Nasco's real-time visibility in its eight warehouses and increase inventory accuracies and customer service levels.

ORS Nasco is using Total Warehouse Logistics software (TWL) which is part of Infor's Distribution Essentials suite of solutions and Psion Teklogix' 9150 Wireless Gateway and rugged 7535 hand-held devices to keep track of the 140,000 products in its warehouses located across the United States. The new solution will enable ORS Nasco to decrease the time it takes to fulfill orders and improve its inventory management.

"With our manual process, the biggest challenges were timing and lack of real-time visibility," said Mark Prox, vice president of operations, ORS Nasco. "The new mobile computing system will enable us to meet our target of shipping orders on the same day- helping us better meet the needs of our customers."

The TWL software will direct an employee to the correct pick location in the warehouse and they will then scan the bar code on the item with Psion Teklogix' 7535 hand-held device to ensure the correct product is being selected and shipped. Once the deployment is complete, the increased efficiency will allow ORS Nasco to allocate 15-20 per cent of its resources to other efforts in the company and increase overall profitability.

"It's Psion Teklogix' strong reputation in the marketplace and the durability and ruggedness of its mobile devices that made them a strong partner for us and a natural choice for this implementation," said Aaron Horn, senior account executive, Infor Distribution Group. "With the joint system, ORS Nasco will be able to significantly reduce its operating expenses and decrease its overall inventory write-off."

"Psion Teklogix has a rich history in deploying mobile computing solutions in the warehouse and understands the challenges that customers face," said Rob Douglas, president, Psion Teklogix Americas. "We are pleased to be working with an industry leader like Infor Distributions on this unique implementation."

The implementation of this joint solution is currently in progress and will be complete by the end of 2005.

About Psion Teklogix

Psion Teklogix is a global provider of solutions for mobile computing, wireless data collection and RFID. The company's fully integrated mobile computing solutions include rugged hardware; secure wireless networks, robust software, professional services, and exceptional support programs. Psion Teklogix is committed to helping its customers reap the benefits of new and emerging technologies, such as RFID. The company continues to introduce new RFID technologies that show tremendous potential across a wide range of markets. With over three decades of industry experience, Psion Teklogix has customers in more than 70 countries around the world, and over 36 sales and support offices in 17 countries. Psion Teklogix is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, America, Europe, and Asia. Psion Teklogix is the operating business of Psion PLC, which is publicly listed in the London Stock Exchange (PON.L). For more information, visit

About ORS Nasco

ORS Nasco is North America's choice for pure wholesale supply for the welding, industrial, oilfield, safety, electrical, and construction markets. ORS Nasco carries more than 140,000 premium-branded and private-label products from 600 manufacturers. ORS Nasco serves more than 12,000 qualified distributors across North America with a comprehensive range of premium-branded and private-label wholesale products. For more information, visit

About Infor

Infor is the largest global software provider exclusively focused on delivering world-class enterprise applications to customers in the manufacturing and distribution industries. Infor delivers integrated best-in-class products that address the essential challenges its customers face in areas such as supply chain planning, relationship management, demand management, ERP, warehouse management, marketing-driven distribution and business intelligence. Infor has 17,500 customers with implementations in 70 countries and 2,400 employees in 47 global offices. More information about Infor and its products can be found at

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