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Lxe cold storage solutions

  1. 1. Cold Chain Solutions<br />Steven Lane<br />Sr. Mgr, Marketing<br />3 June 2010<br />
  2. 2. Goals Today<br />
  3. 3. COLD STORAGE<br /><ul><li>The economic downturn has had limited impact on the food industry.
  4. 4. Traceability regulations (the so-called “farm-to-fork” laws) demand real-time data management, it means there’s a need.
  5. 5. Who uses cold storage?
  6. 6. Food processing
  7. 7. Distribution
  8. 8. Retail
  9. 9. 3PL
  10. 10. Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare
  11. 11. Ports
  12. 12. Outdoor logistics</li></ul>3<br />
  13. 13. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?<br />COLD ENVIRONMENTS<br /><ul><li>Materials can become brittle
  14. 14. Some plastics can become brittle
  15. 15. Keyboards
  16. 16. Rubber gaskets
  17. 17. Liquid crystal displays can freeze
  18. 18. Touch screens can malfunction as ice develops between screen and front bezel
  19. 19. Connectors shrink and loosen
  20. 20. Mounting brackets on fork-trucks loosen</li></ul>4<br />4<br />
  21. 21. WHY IS IT SO SPECIFIC?<br />STANDARD MOBILE COMPUTERS WON’T LAST<br /><ul><li>Transitions between cold and warmer environments
  22. 22. Condensation causes corrosion
  23. 23. Fogging
  24. 24. Frost
  25. 25. Standard batteries fail
  26. 26. Low-light conditions
  27. 27. Hard to see the display
  28. 28. Hard to read keyboard
  29. 29. Operators are challenged physically
  30. 30. Gloves
  31. 31. Bulky, cumbersome clothing</li></ul>5<br />5<br />
  32. 32. MARKET DATA<br /><ul><li>23% of all US warehouse space is refrigerator / freezer / climate controlled storage.
  33. 33. 78% of all cold space is freezer space
  34. 34. Frozen foods represent 1/3 of total food service sales
  35. 35. Cold Storage is growing 2.5% per year
  36. 36. Typical warehouse temps
  37. 37. Fresh cut produce: 4ºC (39ºF)
  38. 38. Fresh meats: 0ºC (32ºF)
  39. 39. Frozen foods storage: -18ºC (0ºF) to – 25ºC (-13ºF)
  40. 40. Ice Cream: -28ºC (-18ºF)
  41. 41. Blast freezing: -28º to -35ºC (-31ºF) </li></ul>6<br />
  42. 42. LXE’S COLD STORAGE EXPERIENCE<br />OVER 20 YEARS<br />7<br />7<br />
  43. 43. CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL <br />“Arctic Cold Storage has been converting our old freezer rated computers to the LXE MX7CS handheld.  Immediately the operators noticed how light and balanced the units are and productivity has increased.  With the help of Miles Data, LXE helped set up the MX7CS units with Stay-Linked and they are working well.  The service and support we have received has been phenomenal.” <br /> <br />Jay Condon<br />General Manager, Arctic Cold Storage<br />8<br />
  44. 44. CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL <br />“Kehe Food Distributors purchased LXE RF equipment with the heater option to work within our freezer environment.  The equipment has worked as advertised and it has been great to not have to deal with heater boots and extra batteries.  Everything packed into one unit has made it much easier to manage.  From the sales team to the service team, it is nice having a partner like LXE that understands my needs and executes on their promises.”<br /> <br />Jay Rogers<br />Director of Distribution Services, Kehe Food Distributors<br />9<br />
  45. 45. LARGEST COLD STORAGE LINE<br />Handheld<br />Vehicle Mount<br />Hands-Free<br />HX3<br />10<br />10<br />
  46. 46. THE LXE DIFFERENCE<br /><ul><li>Internal heaters
  47. 47. For display and scan window
  48. 48. Fight fog, frost and condensation
  49. 49. Heated boots and holsters are an inefficient workaround
  50. 50. Batteries must be replaced
  51. 51. Must be worn, warm clothing is cumbersome enough
  52. 52. They wear out
  53. 53. Heater Controls
  54. 54. Thermostat or user controlled for energy conservation
  55. 55. Military-grade conformal coating
  56. 56. Protects electronics against condensation
  57. 57. Desiccant packs are unreliable and must be replaced regularly
  58. 58. Specialized low-temp batteries
  59. 59. Normal batteries simply do not work
  60. 60. Keyboard Options
  61. 61. Multiple keypad options and flexible key mapping</li></ul>11<br />11<br />
  62. 62. MX7CS<br /><ul><li>Operating Temperature -22º to +122ºF
  63. 63. Heaters are thermostatically controlled-Shut off at 0ºC to conserve battery
  64. 64. Specialized low-impedance Li-ion battery</li></ul>-On-board battery instead of tethered<br /><ul><li>Smallest and lightest cold storage handheld available
  65. 65. Multiple backlit keypad options</li></ul>-Large backlit, non-slip keys -Rugged epoxy coating <br /> -Mappable keys<br /><ul><li>Bright screen for easy viewing in low-lit areas
  66. 66. Tough handle with non-slip grip- Large 2-finger scan trigger – Easy For gloved hands</li></ul>12<br />12<br />
  67. 67. MX9CS<br /><ul><li>Operating Temperature -22º to +122º F
  68. 68. Software controlled thermostat set points</li></ul>-Heater on/off control<br /><ul><li>Ultra-rugged IP67 Rating
  69. 69. Fully-mappable, 62- & 38-key backlit keypads
  70. 70. Fast Processors – PXA320, 800 MHz
  71. 71. WWAN/GPS options available
  72. 72. Longer battery life</li></ul>-4.5 hours (half-shift) at -30ºC continuous<br />13<br />
  73. 73. VX6 & VX7<br /><ul><li>Operating Temperature -22º to +122º F
  74. 74. Used in cold storage facilities worldwide
  75. 75. Rugged half-screen & full screen form factors
  76. 76. Heater eliminates fog and frost
  77. 77. Components and connectors protected by military-grade conformal coating
  78. 78. Precision fit parts and thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) o-rings for maximum protection from ice, water and dust</li></ul>14<br />14<br />
  79. 79. Kärv & Förj<br /><ul><li>Operating Temperature -22º to +122º F
  80. 80. Rugged full screen form factors
  81. 81. Heater eliminates fog and frost
  82. 82. Small footprint for safe driving
  83. 83. High strength magnesium housing
  84. 84. Windows® XP
  85. 85. WWAN available</li></ul>15<br />
  86. 86. HX3<br /><ul><li>Operating Temperature</li></ul>-40° to 122°F <br /><ul><li>Hands-free/Eyes-free operation
  87. 87. Certified by most major voice software providers
  88. 88. Large buttons – Easy for gloved hands</li></ul>16<br />16<br />
  89. 89. Can the right computer show ROI?<br />Technology and Morale<br />Technology for all of us is a “tool”<br />In the warehouse mobile computing technology is a tool used for:<br />Transaction tracking<br />Accuracy tracking<br />Productivity tracking<br />All of us are measured on “Productivity”<br />If our tools make us more productive, that is Win-Win<br />How can you be sure the tools you provide will be accepted, taken care of, and boost productivity?<br />17<br />
  90. 90. Give Your Workers a Voice<br />Let your workforce have a voice in the tools they use<br />Show them options and trade-offs<br />Let your workers have input to work flow<br />Let the workers “keep” their tools<br />Reward productivity<br />18<br />
  91. 91. Understanding your user<br />“Lost” Their Voice<br />20 years ago Mobile Computers were bought, installed and supported by Warehouse managers<br />“Before there was an IT department”<br />The workers had a say in the tools they used<br /> Today<br />IT and Purchasing decide<br />“They are all about the same…all about price now”<br />Many times Warehouse workers get told what tools they will use by people who don’t understand the job<br />19<br />
  92. 92. What is the right technology?<br />Keys to the “Right Tool”<br />Easy to use<br />Is there when they need it<br />Does what it is supposed to<br />Workers like it<br />20<br />
  93. 93. Productivity leads to ROI<br />Productivity Scenario A<br />15 minutes to hand load a pallet and “scan as you build in the freezer”<br />4 pallets/worker/hr<br />8 hrs/shift<br />30 workers<br />960 pallets per shift<br />21<br />
  94. 94. Productivity leads to ROI<br />Productivity Scenario B<br />16 minutes to hand load a pallet and “scan outside the freezer”<br />3.75 pallets/worker/hr<br />8 hrs/shift<br />30 workers<br />900 pallets per shift<br />22<br />
  95. 95. Productivity leads to ROI<br />Productivity Example<br />The standard size for a pallet is 48x45. In a 53’ truck you can fit 26 pallets in total, 13 on each side. Double stacked that's 52.<br />In our example a loss of efficiency of just 4 minutes every hour per worker resulted in a loss of 60 pallets per shift.<br />You will lose 1 – 2 truck loads per shift or 3 – 6 trucks per day, every day.<br />23<br />
  96. 96. Learn more<br />Contact Mark Dessommes, LXE<br /><br />Thank you!<br />