“Northern Apex provides a solution that can find the right information quickly, enabling businesses to make decisions faster,” says Rick Raber, CTO, Northern Apex. Founded in 1998, the company takes pride in their expertise gained over several decades and leverages it to assist clients in utilizing their information efficiently and effectively. Northern Apex takes a qualitative approach to client onboarding by approaching a potential customer—not as a solutions and services provider— but as a business partner. The company interviews clients to understand the scope of the project, and the scale of the challenge that the client wants to resolve. In most cases, Northern Apex walks the facilities of their customers to get a clear idea of the business and its different processes from a physical standpoint. Northern Apex has adopted this client-centric approach for the implementation of their solution because the company recognizes that different organizations assess and strategize to resolve their specific challenges in distinct ways, making it better to approach the problem as a consultant.
Northern Apex works with clients from diverse industries, including some of the most prestigious companies in the U.S. The company utilizes scanners, encoders, readers, sensors, and ID tags to connect different entities and gather information from raw materials and other equipment.
Further, Northern Apex’s partnerships with the best and proven tech suppliers help the company deliver any capability that a client might require—software development or hardware installations— and consolidate their associated data in order to gain a deeper understanding of the production environment.
Northern Apex provides technologies that take isolated, disconnected machines or work center processes and connects them with the rest of the production landscape
Irrespective of the industry, the potential of actionable data to improve the efficiency of a process is apparent. One of the biggest challenges organizations face with respect to information management is the loss of information caused by the silos created by different systems that the data has to move through in an enterprise’s network. This happens because companies that want to implement a solution for information management often engage with multiple vendors to get the perfect combination of hardware and software services that fit their specific organizational needs. “Northern Apex provides technologies that take isolated, disconnected machines or work center processes and connects them with the rest of the production landscape,” adds Raber.
Looking ahead, Northern Apex is planning to sharpen their services in crucial process segments—returnable assets, order fulfillment, critical process control, personnel tracking, tool tracking, property asset management, and product tracking and authentication—to empower clients to collect and process data with ease. “We recognize that data capture and management is not an end, but a means to make quick, informed decisions and propel a company closer to achieving its business goals,” concludes Raber.