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ResMed Celebrates the Grand Opening of their 480,000 Square-Foot Distribution Center, Designed and Implemented by Fortna

ResMed, a global leader in the diagnosis, treatment and management of sleep-disordered breathing, celebrated the grand opening of their new 480,000 square-foot Atlanta-area distribution center on June 2. Increased demand for ResMed products drove the effort to build a new distribution operation.

The building includes space for VAS (value-added services) such as custom labeling, kitting, light assembly and repair operations, as well as two 3-story pick modules where product is picked directly to the shipping carton and corrugate size is chosen based on order profile. High-speed pallet picking areas, equipment for insertion of literature and labeling, and a shipping sorter all help keep orders flowing quickly through the facility. The building is controlled by Fortna’s state-of-the-art warehouse control system, FortnaWCS™.

To alleviate capacity constraints and improve service in its existing facility while the new facility was being built, Fortna implemented labor management software that focused on process improvement, standardization and an engineered labor standard for the picking operations.

More Information About ResMed

The global team at ResMed (NYSE:RMD) is united in their commitment to changing lives with every breath. With more than 4,000 employees and a presence in over 100 countries, the company has been pioneering new and innovative devices and treatments for sleep-disordered breathing, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and other key chronic diseases for more than 25 years. ResMed’s world-leading products and innovative solutions improve the quality of life for millions of patients worldwide, reduce the impact of chronic disease, and save healthcare costs. For more information about ResMed and its businesses, visit www.resmed.com or follow @resmed on Twitter.

Fortna Celebrates One-Year Anniversary in Mexico

Fortna celebrates the one-year anniversary of its entry into the Mexico market. Just twelve months after its May 2014 launch, Fortna is serving a growing client base of companies in Mexico that includes Coppel, Devlyn, Dunosusa and others. To celebrate the anniversary, Fortna held a “Trends in Mexican Distribution” networking event on May 14 that had over 45 attendees discussing topics ranging from omni-channel distribution to increasing fulfillment speed.

DC of the Future Webcast Recording: Prepare Now for Major Changes Ahead

Top companies are investing in distribution operations to drive competitive advantage and grow revenue. But are you leveraging today’s technology for a better customer experience? And are you ready for the next wave of disruptive change—from wearables to mobile solutions to the Internet of Things?

This webcast talks about several of today’s leading distribution technologies, and how companies are justifying those investments in new and creative ways. Next, it will give you a glimpse into the DC of the Future—a major paradigm shift from most DCs of today. Finally, it will give you a perspective to frame these upcoming changes and to help you to take your distribution operations to the next level.

3D Painting to be Created Live at ProMat 2015 at Fortna Booth #4573

Fortna will feature the live rendering of a 3D painting at Booth #4573 at ProMat 2015, March 23-26 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Fortna commissioned We Talk Chalk to create the 9’ x 15’ artwork that depicts a distribution center under the exhibit hall floor.

Attendees can watch the artist work and have their picture taken hovering over this unique artwork, brought to life by street artist Lyndsey Morel.

Quality Bicycle Products, a Fortna Client, Highlighted for Improved Supply Chain Efficiencies

Quality Bicycle Products, a joint Client of Fortna and HighJump, is featured in this press release for achieving a 20 percent savings on returns and preprocessing due to improved supply chain efficiencies, including a 15 percent increase in inventory accuracy. Other operational efficiencies include an order cycle time decrease of 10 percent and an order error rate decrease of 20 percent.