SAN JOSE, Calif., April 21, 2010--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aankhen Inc. (www.aankhen.com) and APS Technology Group, Inc. (www.aps-technology.com), two of the world's leading providers of supply chain visibility solutions, today announced that they have partnered to offer the industry's first and most comprehensive asset tracking solutions leveraging deviceless and device based technologies.
With APS's deployment of proven OCR technology at Gates, Yards, Vessels and Rail complements Aankhen's physical supply chain visibility solution SeeTrak® adding new capabilities and opportunities to enhance device based asset tracking using M2M technologies with deviceless OCR based tracking to see and respond to global supply chain events
said Subhash Chowdary, CEO of Aankhen Inc.
Integrating deviceless technology is an innovative solution addressing the challenges with deploying device based technologies and their adoption in emerging countries. The integrated solution will provide more cost effective and actionable visibility eliminating blind spots in global intermodal supply chain networks. The solution is available for immediate deployment in Defense and Commercial logistics.
Homeland security, Customs and Border Patrol, Rail/Port/Truck/Yard/Terminal Operators, 3PLs, Enterprises, Suppliers and Customer users will now have access to new sources of factual data, eliminating bad data, data latency and 'versions of truth' to make better, faster and smarter decisions.
"With Aankhen's leadership in supply chain visibility software solutions and APS's OCR technology, we can take existing rail, port and container terminal operations around the world to the next level of efficiency and performance with lower operating costs," said Russ Scheppmann, President of APS Technology Group, Inc.
Aankhen Inc. is a leading provider of next generation Supply Chain 2.0 Physical and Financial supply chain visibility solutions, consulting and development services. Physical supply chain visibility solutions from Aankhen use device and deviceless technologies to track the movement of assets and intermodal containers in real-time with security, environmental and process monitoring. Financial supply chain visibility solutions use Aankhen's proprietary 'Shouldbe Cost™' computations to proactively manage procurement and pricing negotiations globally. Aankhen is a privately held corporation based in San Jose, California, USA. For more information, visit www.aankhen.com .
APS Technology Group is a leading provider of OCR and automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal terminals. The solutions improve the productivity, efficiency and cost effectiveness of container operations by increasing the visibility, velocity, and volume of cargo moving through a terminal's gate, rail, vessel and yard operations.
APS leads the industry with over 700 OCR and automation systems installed at 35 marine and intermodal container terminals in ten countries around the world, including APM Terminals, CSX Railroad, DP World and HHLA. The company is located in San Diego, CA and has offices and/or partner resellers in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. For more information, call +1 858.571.4444 or visit www.aps-technology.com.