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Fortna Announces the Next Major Release of its Warehouse Execution Software Platform: FortnaWES™ 2020 R1

Increases labor productivity and unit throughput with dynamic and continuous picking algorithms

READING, PA (January 6, 2020) – Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, announced today the next generation release of its warehouse execution software platform, FortnaWES™ 2020 R1.  Continuing its tradition of providing clients with a scalable, modular and flexible approach to solution design, this new release optimizes advanced algorithms for dynamic picking and further supports labor-enhancing technologies such as AS/RS, Goods to Person and Autonomous Mobile Robots.

New order fulfillment functionality includes enhanced capability on the picking side to perform dynamic and continuous picking using carts for each picking and mobile picking from reserve. There is new e-commerce packing functionality to support continuous flow and optimize the packing processes.  Additionally, Fortna’s Command Center™ WES management console features a next generation UI for increased supervisory visibility into highly automated systems with advanced dashboards and controls.

FortnaWES™ was built to serve the needs of dynamic, high-volume, multi-channel and automated distribution operations. Science-based algorithms are the foundation for solving complex multi-variable issues in key optimization areas like order grouping, waveless picking and dynamic task assignments.

“This version builds on previous releases that enabled Fortna’s material handling systems and WMS agnostic business model,” says Shankar Shanmugasundaram, Fortna Vice President, Product R&D. “FortnaWES™ 2020 R1 extends systems flexibility and functionality to optimize e-commerce fulfillment technologies while helping our clients balance order fulfillment speed and accuracy demands with the challenges of a sparse labor market.”

FortnaWES™ helps reduce the fulfillment execution cycle time within the distribution center and improve service levels.  It allows our clients to Run Agile Fulfillment™ by selecting and deploying the solutions needed today plus have the flexibility to add functions as business needs evolve.

About Fortna
For over 70 years, Fortna has partnered with the world’s top brands to transform their distribution operations into a competitive advantage. Fortna helps Clients make and keep bold promises to their customers – fast, accurate and cost-effective fulfillment consistently at every touchpoint, across every channel. Fortna’s expertise spans distribution strategy, distribution center operations, material handling automation, supply chain systems and warehouse execution software systems. We built our firm on a promise – we develop a solid business case for change and hold ourselves accountable for results. For more, visit www.fortna.com.

Media Contact
Patti Satterfield, VP Global Marketing & Business Development
pattisatterfield@fortna.com

Fortna Announces the Next Major Release of its Warehouse Execution Software Platform: FortnaWES™ 2019 R1 featuring Expanded Flexibility for E-Commerce

READING, PA (January 9, 2019) – Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, announced today the next generation release of its warehouse execution software platform, FortnaWES™ 2019 R1. Fortna has provided intelligent warehouse control capabilities for over 20 years, providing Clients with an industry-leading, flexible and agnostic approach to solution design.  This release builds on that strong foundation and further extends systems flexibility and controls capability into fulfillment execution, managing work and equipment capacity and optimizing picking, sorting and packing.

Enhanced flexibility and functionality to optimize e-commerce includes waveless order management, dynamic task optimization and order grouping, smart cart picking, pallet picking, and container management as well as label, exception and material flow management.

“Our mission is to make the distribution center a strategic advantage for our Clients while maximizing their return on investment,” says Shankar Shanmugasundaram, Fortna Vice President, Product R&D. “This is accomplished by our world-class WES that serves as the enabler for our material handling systems and WMS agnostic business model.  FortnaWES™ powers a new breed of omni-channel distribution focusing on growth, flexibility, efficiency, responsiveness and agility for fulfillment centers.”

FortnaWES™ was built to serve the needs of dynamic, high-volume, multi-channel and automated distribution operations. Science-based algorithms are the foundation for solving complex multi-variable problems in key optimization areas like order grouping, continuous picking and sortation assignments in this release.  FortnaWES™ helps reduce the fulfillment execution cycle time within the distribution center and improve service levels.

“Fortna’s scalable, modular and configurable approach to WES allows companies to select and deploy the solutions needed today plus have the flexibility to add functions as business needs evolve,” continues Shanmugasundaram. “FortnaWES™ further optimizes workflow, labor, and equipment across a wide variety of legacy systems and automated solutions and enables our Clients to Run Agile Fulfillment™.”

About Fortna Inc.
For over 70 years, Fortna® has partnered with the world’s top brands to transform their distribution operations into a competitive advantage.  Fortna helps Clients make and keep bold promises to their customers – fast, accurate and cost-effective fulfillment consistently at every touchpoint, across every channel.  Our expertise spans distribution strategy, distribution center operations, material handling automation, supply chain systems and warehouse execution systems. We built our firm on a promise – we develop a solid business case for change and hold ourselves accountable for results.  For more, visit www.fortna.com.

Media Contact: Patti Satterfield, VP Global Marketing & Business Development
pattisatterfield@fortna.com