Disruption is happening at a pace you can see and has revealed supply chain vulnerabilities. With disruption comes opportunity. Leaders who innovate quickly with a focus on agility will reap rewards.
Traditional software for distribution management can’t meet the needs of modern DCs. Elevating the role of the WES in conjunction with other technology solutions results in more efficient, optimized and profitable operations.
A WES is designed to be flexible and adapt to changing environments easily and affordably, without the risk of compromising the other vital roles that the WMS needs to play.
The WES acts as an “efficiency engine” balancing out the peaks and valleys of the integrated process to keep the flow of the entire distribution center steady while increasing speed and output.
Systems that manage traditional manual operations simply cannot meet the needs of the automated distribution center. WES will be required to gain the full benefits of automation in the DC.
Automation is not new, but there are a number of new/emerging technologies and business reasons which make the justifying investments easier. Evaluating technologies through the lens of the business case.
To achieve the fulfillment speed needed to compete with next-day shipping promises, companies must look to automation, which can help improve service capability and drive competitive advantage.
Fortna helped L.L.Bean extend the life of its DC, combine channels under a single roof and optimize operations for increased speed and productivity. Watch this video to learn more.
Chris Slover talks with SupplyChainBrain about how technologies and warehouse execution software have transformed distribution center design.
Fortna talks with Modern Materials Handling about enabling track and trace and increased supply chain visibility via Internet of Things technology.