Fortna® Hires Dr. Hector Carlo to Lead Science Team for FortnaWES™

READING, PA (July 20, 2018) – Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, announces the hiring of Dr. Hector Carlo to lead its Science Team, responsible for developing all algorithms for its FortnaWES™ warehouse execution software. FortnaWES™ was built to deliver exceptional flexibility, agility and responsiveness to enable complex, high-volume omni-channel distribution operations. It 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.

Dr. Carlo brings with him an impressive research record of developing algorithms to support distribution centers and cross-dock terminal operations for improved efficiency.  He has published over fifty articles in these and related fields since receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

He is also the co-founder of a software development company that provides a school management software package and a fleet management package.  The software was used by the entire Puerto Rico public school system to enroll 390,000+ students for the 2017 school year.

Dr. Carlo joins Fortna from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, where he taught and conducted research in production, distribution and logistics and served as Director of the Lean Logistics Lab.  He was awarded the Industrial Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award multiple times.  He served as a teacher and consultant in Puerto Rico, the mainland United States and Europe.

“We are very happy to have someone with Dr. Carlo’s capabilities and accomplishments join Fortna.  Building on the strong foundation that has been built, he will have an immediate impact on the algorithms we develop for our FortnaWES™ software and provide additional support for continuous innovation as we model distribution operations in the design process,” said Dr. Russ Meller, Vice President, Solution Design and R&D at Fortna.

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


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