Fortna Announces a New Release of its Warehouse Execution Software Platform: FortnaWES™ Enables Distribution Operations to Run Agile Fulfillment™

READING, PA (June 12, 2018) – Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, announced today a new release of its warehouse execution software platform, FortnaWES™. Fortna has provided intelligent warehouse control capabilities for over 20 years through its FortnaWCS™ product.  Like its predecessor, this new release remains MHS and WMS agnostic and further optimizes workflow, labor, and equipment across a wide variety of legacy systems and automated solutions.

FortnaWES™ was built to deliver exceptional flexibility, agility and responsiveness to enable complex, high-volume distribution centers.  As part of an optimal design, Fortna offers a scalable, modular and configurable approach to WES so clients can select and deploy only the solutions that are needed for today’s environment plus have the flexibility to add more services as the business grows and needs change.

“Today’s omnichannel environment demands greater flexibility, responsiveness and speed than ever before. There are more channels and more flow paths that must be optimized in real-time for the greatest efficiency and lowest cost across inventory, labor, workflow and equipment,” says Shankar Shanmugasundaram, Fortna Vice President, Product R&D.  “Pull-driven fulfillment execution maximizes throughput and optimizes these key variables for complex, high-volume, multi-channel, and automated distribution operations.  It helps reduce the fulfillment execution cycle time within the DC and improve service levels. FortnaWES™ is built for these types of dynamic environments.”

FortnaWES™ is built upon existing platform services that combine the best-of-breed integration, technology, real-time controls and system services that Fortna clients rely on. FortnaWES™ uses the right balance of technology, science-backed algorithms and industry-leading software development methodology to help clients solve challenges through innovation.

“Our clients must respond quickly to dynamic changes in the business with a robust and reliable platform that allows the fastest processing possible with the lowest total cost and the greatest flexibility for future innovation,” continues Shanmugasundaram, “FortnaWES™ enables them 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.


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