PTI Group Reduces Order Processing Time By 40 Percent With Barcode Solution

— March 06, 2009

There's no room for error or delay when PTI Group Inc. fills supply orders for its workforce accommodations facilities in remote regions of western Canada. That's why PTI Group uses the dcLINK data collection solution from Data Systems International  to provide the accurate, real-time inventory data it needs to process orders faster and increase picking accuracy.

"We wanted to make our business processes more efficient, automate them where we could, and make them auditable. dcLINK does that for us," said Jim Christianson, Manager, Business Applications Group, PTI Group.

dcLINK enables PTI Group to use Motorola handheld devices to scan barcodes in its Edmonton, Alberta, warehouse with real-time data integration to Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. Using dcLINK, PTI Group has achieved significant business benefits, including:

  • Increased inventory data accuracy. "With dcLINK, we have real-time inventory capabilities. We know exactly what we have, what we need, and where it is located," said Bernie Dauvin, Vice President, Supply Chain Management, PTI Group.

  • Reduced order processing time by 40%. "dcLINK eliminated inconsistencies in naming and item location. That helped us speed up our picking process and get the orders out of the warehouse faster,"  Christianson said.

  • Reduced special deliveries by 33%. "If there is an inaccuracy in an order, we have to do a special delivery to the remote site, and that is very, very costly in terms of time, money, and client satisfaction,"  Dauvin said.

"Having an accurate, efficient supply chain is a competitive advantage for our company. dcLINK enables us to be more efficient and more accurate," Dauvin said.

To learn more about PTI Group's use of dcLINK, watch the PTI Group video case study on

Companies worldwide use dcLINK to accurately track inventory, assets, and time on the shop floor, in the warehouse, and in the field. dcLINK supports RFID, barcode, voice, mobile application and automated machine interface technology on a single platform. dcLINK has validated, real-time integration with leading enterprise applications, including Oracle's E-Business Suite, Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, and JD Edwards World.

PTI Group is one of North America's largest fully integrated suppliers of remote site services providing temporary and permanent workforce accommodations, food services, facility management, environmental services, and other value-add services to resource industries worldwide. 

Data Systems International, Inc., (DSI) is a leading global provider of integrated data collection software, services, and mobile computing technology that enable companies to reduce costs, improve productivity, and increase accuracy throughout their operations. DSI serves companies worldwide through its offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, and its global network of partners.


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