CASIO Mobile Industrial Solutions
CASIO Mobile Industrial Solutions
CASIO Mobile Industrial Solutions

IVALIS

Customer: IVALIS 78310 Maurepas, France - www.ivalis.fr
Application area: Mobile data collection for recording warehouse and goods stocks
Product: DT-X7
CASIO Hardware Provider: Fast ?R, Inc.
Solution Provider: Infos France S.A.
Place of use: 6000 terminals in France

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IVALIS
IVALIS
Customer: IVALIS 78310 Maurepas, France - www.ivalis.fr
Application area: Mobile data collection for recording warehouse and goods stocks
Product: DT-X7
CASIO Hardware Provider: Fast ?R, Inc.
Solution Provider: Infos France S.A.
Place of use: 6000 terminals in France

 Download an application example

IVALIS uses the CASIO DT-X7

The customer

Today, L‘Inventoriste S.A., founded in France in 1991, is one of Europe‘s leading service companies for inven¬tory outsourcing and inventory management. With subsidiaries and branches in 19 countries, the Group, which trades under the name IVALIS, performs in excess of 5,000 stocktakes every year for its clients. Among the service provider‘s clients is the Groupe Mulliez in France, which comprises France‘s 30 largest retailers. IVALIS customers therefore include a num¬ber of chains of food shops, sports shops, footwear and textile shops, as well as garden centres, DIY shops and pharmacies. In working with these customers, the inventory service provider benefits from the con¬tinuous growth experienced by the retail sector, the significant demands for professional inventory ma¬nagement required by this industry, and from the fact that many countries specify that inventories must be taken by a third party.

The handheld DT-X7 is used to compile the inventory

The use

IVALIS offers two options when it comes to inventory outsourcing. One is the full-service inventory, with which the service provider is responsible for all phases of the inventory-taking process and provides both the personnel and technical equipment for the work. The other option involves the customer drawing on the technical and logistical support of IVALIS but using in-house staff for the process itself. With both options, the inventory-taking team work on site using sophi¬sticated hardware and software solutions - including scanner terminals, which every employee uses for mo-bile data recording purposes. The CASIO hand-held scanners that have been in use since 1995 have now been replaced with new, consi¬derably more efficient devices from CASIO‘s DT-X7 se¬ries. The application software guides the employees through the inventory, while they can record the item and storage location data quickly and reliably using the barcode scanner, and can record the relevant amounts determined. A total of 6,000 hand-held terminals were included in the framework agreement drawn up for all IVALIS branch offices by the CASIO partner in France, Infos France S.A., in its role as system integrator. „We are de¬lighted that IVALIS has once again opted in favour of hand-held terminals from CASIO“, says Thomas Uppen¬kamp, Head of the Mobile Industrial Solutions division at CASIO Europe GmbH, Norderstedt, Germany. „In ad¬dition to a robust and extremely ergonomic hand-held terminal delivering the highest level of investment security, our partner in France offers its customers the best possible service, as well as first-rate support.“

Practical experiences

„In particular, we value the ergonomics and ease of use offered by the DT-X7 from CASIO when it comes to per¬forming our inventories. What‘s more, thanks to the efficient support provided by our partner Infos, it was possible to adapt the terminal so that it fully meets our requirements“, confirmed Sébastien Ricco, DSI.

DT-X7

The product DT-X7

The DT-X7 makes work easier and increases efficiency: the ergonomic hand-held terminal is equipped with a high-performance processor for demanding applications and can be used in a range of different network environments. Integrated IrDA and Bluetooth® interface included as standard with this terminal. The ability to read barcodes reliably and quickly is a basic prerequisite for efficient operations. The excellent performance of the DT-X7 in this area is a result of the implementation of a first-rate scanner combined with improved decoding algorithms. The ergonomic S-shaped design ensures convenient operation, and weighing in at just 145 grams the DT-X7 is also lightweight and manageable. Its casing is made from hard-wearing plastic, offering excellent protection against knocks and dropping. The data recording device is therefore perfectly suited for use in tough working environments.


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