Datex Cold Storage Industry

Cold Storage

The Cold Storage Industry.

Cold storage warehouse providers have more complex conditions when handling refrigerated and frozen inventory.  Combined with the complications of handling food and pharmaceuticals, this creates the need for a warehouse management system that is specifically developed for cold storage providers.  Having specific features developed to meet these needs helps attract and retain clients, generate additional potential revenue and produce savings in labor and time.

Datex Cold Storage WMS

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The system just runs. For lack of better terms, it’s just the Ever-ready bunny; it just keeps going and going and going.

Jim Zantow,
General Manager – Midwest Refrigerated Services


How Datex can help solve challenges in the cold storage industry.

Datex has developed a solution for the cold storage industry, ideal for meeting the needs of food producers looking for track and trace capabilities.

Here are some features that Datex FootPrint WMS includes:

Track and trace:

  • By Lot, Vat code, SKU, UPC or ingredient

Dealing with temperature controlled environments:

  • Temperature capture
  • Ability to restrict inventory to specific temperature zones and select a primary and secondary location for storage

Variable weights and measures:

  • Handles inventory with inconsistent product weights (Catch/variable weight functionality)
  • Capable of using variable units of measure

Activity based billing:

  • Charge accessorial fees from handheld or desktop computer automatically
  • Create customized contracts for each client and bill accordingly


  • Drag and drop fields into the desired format to create customized reports “on the fly
  • IARW compliant reports

Trading partner integration:

  • Able to integrate with critical software including accounting, ERP, MRP, material handling solutions, shipping carriers and more

Datex FootPrint WMS is the system of choice for cold storage providers across North America.

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Datex FootPrint WMS includes features specifically designed for cold storage 3PLs.

In the world of warehouse management systems (WMS) today, there are many choices but not all were developed to meet the specific needs of cold storage providers. Special functionality is needed to meet the daily demands of working with temperature controlled inventory, multiple simultaneous holds, variable weight products and more. Food and pharmaceutical products are the most common types of inventory warehoused by cold storage operators, both with regulatory oversight and restrictions.

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Datex FootPrint WMS is a system designed to grow with your business.

With Datex FootPrint WMS, your business has a system that is designed with maximum flexibility and a wide array of tools to handle different types of inventory from pharmaceuticals, food, apparel, electronics and precious metal storage to bulk goods and materials

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Best practices for managing a cold storage warehouse

Managing a cold storage warehouse successfully is a balance between maintaining the right temperature and maintaining throughput. When it comes to our homes, most of us want to keep the cold out. When it comes to operating a cold storage warehouse, the challenge is to maintain the right cold storage temperature for the product inside while keeping personnel and equipment warm enough to perform well and function at optimal capacity.

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2012 IARW Top 25 Lists of World’s Largest Public Refrigerated Warehouses Indicate Positive Industry Growth

WASHINGTON, DC, May 22, 2012 – The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) has released its annual IARW Global Top 25 List of the public refrigerated warehouses (PRWs) with the greatest capacity of warehouse space in the world. Accompanying the Global Top 25 is the IARW North American Top 25 List.

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Improving Food Safety through Improved Traceability

Every year nearly 1 in every 6 Americans become ill, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Food safety and foodborne illness are matters of critical concern, requiring new regulatory tools for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In 2011, President Obama signed the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) into law to help prevent foodborne illness.

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Track and Trace Solutions for the Food Industry

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Oscar Arias
(Senior Supply Chain Consultant)

Concerns about food safety have risen to the level of increased governmental regulation. Join us for a review of food safety legislation in the U.S., Canada and E.U. and learn how food manufacturers, processors and cold storage operators can use the latest technology to create integrated electronic track and trace solutions.

Datex Track and Trace Solutions for the Food Industry

Datex Footprint WMS for Cold Storage

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Datex FootPrint WMS for cold storage is user friendly, highly configurable and includes a suite of features designed to provide real time visibility and efficient inventory control in temperature controlled environments. EDI ready, the Datex warehouse management solution includes workflow and customizable reporting to meet the diverse needs of 3PL customers as well as full audit trail and track and trace by Lot, Vat code, SKU, UPC and ingredient. The system integrates with ERP, accounting, shipping and material handling and other systems and includes free upgrades.

Datex Footprint WMS for Cold Storage


Real Time Live Software Demonstrations

Would you like to see a warehouse management system (WMS) operate in real time? Register today for the demonstration of your choice to see how Datex FootPrint WMS works for the cold storage industry.

Here are just a few features cold storage providers most ask to see:

  • Variable/catch weight
  • Restriction of inventory to temperature controlled zones
  • Temperature capture
  • Track and trace by Lot, SKU, UPC, vat code or ingredient
  • 3PL billing

Datex Cold Storage WMS

Scripted demos available

(Please note that these are no obligation software demonstrations for sales purposes.)