Dean Warehouse implements RF integration system

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Dean Warehouse Services, New England’s largest warehousing and supply chain management company, has announced the launch of Dean’s Integration System, a real-time, online radio frequency-based tracking system that allows Dean’s customers to track their inventory throughout the supply-chain management system. Dean serves more than 70 Massachusetts-based companies.

Dean’s Integration System is more than 600 percent more effective in tracking product than traditional manual pick and pack, the company says. The system allows a client’s enterprise resource planning software to leverage and track the information provided through the warehouse management system. The benefit ensures that the manufacturing process, warehousing, transportation and order fulfillment process are fully integrated, according to Dean.

“The effective movement of inventory is critical to the bottom line,” says Greg Foreman, president of Dean Warehouse Services. “Global manufacturing is driving much of the business in the United States, and for U.S.-based companies, our technology platform improves efficiency and security, and decreases loss. Ultimately, our technology allows businesses to be more successful when moving their products.”

Dean Warehouse presently has 12 warehousing facilities in Rhode Island, with locations in Cumberland, Lincoln, Pawtucket, Central Falls and East Providence totaling nearly 2 million square feet. Dean’s property holdings rank it as one of the top 20 largest private warehousing companies in the United States.

“Companies are working to develop strategies to compete both nationally and globally,” says Brad Dean, the company’s chief executive officer and founder. “Dean’s Integration System allows us to meet the needs of regional companies and international concerns who are managing their international production and domestic distribution.”

Dean provides complete supply chain management services, including warehousing, logistics and its own transportation services division. The family-owned business provides regional, national and global companies with their full array of integrated services.

“We believe we are uniquely positioned to continue our tremendous growth due to our ability to provide solutions to companies competing regionally or globally,” Foreman says. “Our experience is that in today’s economy, every company is competing on a global level.”