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DC of the Future Webcast Recording: Disruptive Technologies and Justifiable Solutions

Do you wish you had a crystal ball to tell you what your DC will look like in 5 or 10 years?

During this Modern Materials Handling webcast, Fortna’s technology experts describe their vision of the “DC of the Future.” Will everyone be wearing Google glasses? Will robots replace workers? We’ll tell you where the hype ends and reality begins. See what technologies are likely to become mainstream and learn about the trends to watch. Register to watch the webcast recording here.

Fortna Participates in Student DC Design Competition

Fortna is participating in this year’s Material Handling and Logistics Student Design Competition. The competition, now in its 21st year, lets students use real-world data to design a distribution center and apply what they have learned regarding material handling, warehousing, facility design, and operations management. Fortna has provided this year’s case study materials and will serve as one of the judges.

Cash prizes are awarded for the winning entries ($2000, $1500, and $1000 prizes for first, second, and third place) as well as the winning team’s home department ($500 per department for each winning entry). In addition, OFS support funding is available for the faculty advisors of the top three teams to travel to the ProMat 2017, a large industry trade exposition, to be held in Chicago in April 2017, to be recognized for their achievement.

The competition is sponsored by CICMHE (College Industry Council on Material Handling Education) and the Order Fulfillment Solutions Council. (Include links) The case overview, competition rules/guidelines, judging criteria, and summaries of past student design competitions and their winners are available here.

FortnaDCoptimizers™ Take the Science of Distribution to New Levels

Fortna announces the FortnaDCoptimizers™, a set of multi-dimensional models of key distribution design decisions that quickly identify the best alternative among a continuum of choices. The FortnaDCoptimizers™ are models that accelerate and automate the work of analyzing and designing client custom operations so that they maximize the return on investment.

Parcel Forum

October 19-21, 2015
Chicago, IL

Packaging Impacted from All Directions: Omni-Channel, DIM, Material Handling & the Customer
Speaker: George Swartz, Fortna
Tuesday, October 20, 10:00 – 10:50 am

In this session, we will explore how omni-channel fulfillment, dimensional (DIM) pricing, material handling and “the customer experience”  are shaping today’s packaging. We will discuss the omni-channel  fulfillment landscape and explore the considerations and decisions that will drive your omni-channel fulfillment strategy. […]

John A. White III Promoted to CEO and President of Fortna

Fortna announces the promotion of John A. White III to Chief Executive Officer and President. Fortna has thrived under White’s tenure as President, quadrupling revenue, expanding globally into EMEA, Mexico and Latin America, and growing its client base to serve many of the world’s largest brands. Former CEO, Peter Counihan will retain his position as Chairman of the Board.