Fortna Opens Development Hub in Hanoi, Vietnam

READING, PA (March 23, 2017) – Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, announces the opening of a software development hub in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Distribution operations have become more complex and sophisticated due to the rise of eCommerce and the requirements for fast order processing and omni-channel solutions.  Warehouse software plays an increasingly important role in the performance of these highly dynamic distribution operations.  New advanced software platforms combine real-time computing with advanced analytics to optimize flow, speed, productivity and flexibility in distribution center operations.

The new Vietnam office expands Fortna’s global software development team to further accelerate the development of future releases of FortnaWCS™ and FortnaWES™ software. Fortna’s software solutions integrate, control and automate material handling equipment in distribution operations to optimize fulfillment flow, speed and resource utilization in real-time.  These solutions provide the simulation and command center services to enable flexibility and responsiveness to change, both today and through “bolt-on” capabilities in the future, to support Fortna’s Client needs.

“Vietnam is becoming recognized as an innovation hub and is well-known for excellence in software development,” said Nikko Pianetto, Group Vice President. “Our Vietnam team will extend and complement our global design, analytics and software personnel. These advanced software capabilities, combined with our strategy, design, implementation and support expertise, are what enable Fortna to deliver comprehensive and innovative distribution solutions that support the world’s largest brands and the most complex distribution environments.”

“Fortna’s unique business model, where we guarantee the results of large distribution transformation projects, is dependent on having world-class software at its foundation,” said John A. White III, President and CEO of Fortna. “This enables our Clients to make and keep bold promises to better serve their customers, and make distribution a competitive advantage.”

 

About Fortna Inc.

For over 70 years, Fortna has partnered with the world’s top brands – companies like O’Reilly, ASICS, Pick n Pay and Totto – helping them improve their distribution operations and transform their businesses. Companies with complex distribution operations trust Fortna to help them meet customer promises and competitive challenges profitably. We are a professional services firm built on a promise – we develop a solid business case for change and hold ourselves accountable to those results. Our expertise spans supply chain strategy, distribution center operations, material handling, supply chain systems, organizational excellence, and warehouse control software.   www.fortna.com

 

Media Contact:  Kate Baar, Director, Marketing, katebaar@fortna.com

Omnichannel Fulfillment & Logistics – An Interactive Forum

June 26-28, 2017
The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
New Orleans, LA

Join Fortna’s George Swartz for his keynote session: Implementing Omnichannel – Where Does the Industry Stand?
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 8:15-8:45 AM

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Intralogistics – Latin America 2017

June 27-29, 2017
Centro CitiBanamex – Conference Room 3
Mexico City, Mexico

During the event, visit Fortna in stand 1228.
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Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

September 20-21, 2017
InterContinental London – The O2 Hotel
London, UK

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Fortna Promotes Jerry Hedrick to Vice President of Human Resources

READING, PA (March 17, 2017) – As part of its dedication to ongoing associate development and talent leadership, Fortna, The Distribution Experts®, has promoted Jerry Hedrick to the position of Vice President of Human Resources.

At the core of Fortna’s success is its people – the community of associates across the globe who help our clients turn their distribution operations into a competitive advantage. Jerry will drive strategic leadership and operational excellence in all areas of human resources.

“Jerry’s experience building and leading high-performance teams, and his deep experience in continuous improvement, will be a great asset as we continue to grow in a competitive market,” said John A. White III, President and CEO of Fortna. “Jerry will help us attract, develop, and recognize our people so we can continue with our commitment to innovation and service excellence.”

“Finding the best talent and providing incredible development opportunities are key to living up to our internal brand promise of Passion-Promise-People,” stated Jerry Hedrick, VP of Human Resources. “My focus is to continue to make Fortna an employer of choice, where people are deeply engaged and have energy and passion for their work.”

 

About Fortna Inc.
For over 70 years, Fortna has partnered with the world’s top brands – companies like O’Reilly, ASICS, Pick n Pay and Totto – helping them improve their distribution operations and transform their businesses. Companies with complex distribution operations trust Fortna to help them meet customer promises and competitive challenges profitably. We are a professional services firm built on a promise – we develop a solid business case for change and hold ourselves accountable to those results. Our expertise spans supply chain strategy, distribution center operations, material handling, supply chain systems, organizational excellence, and warehouse control software.   www.fortna.com
Media Contact:  Kate Baar, Director, Marketing, katebaar@fortna.com

Manhattan Exchange Europe

October 3-4, 2017
8 Northumberland
London, UK

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RILA 2018

February 25-28, 2018
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Visit Fortna in booth 610/612
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HighJump Elevate Users Conference

March 11-14, 2018
Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center
Dallas, TX

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MODEX 2018

April 9-12, 2018
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA

Visit Fortna at booth B2715 or join us for the following seminar:
The Insider’s Guide to Emerging Technologies – Helping You Make the Most of Your Time at MODEX
Monday, April 9, 2018
12:45 – 1:30http://www.modexshow.com/ PM
Theater F

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