Fortna Develops Calculator to Estimate Labor Savings with Goods-to-Person Technology - Fortna

Fortna Develops Calculator to Estimate Labour Savings with Goods-to-Person Technology

Online calculator helps companies visualise potential labour savings before implementing automation

ATLANTA, GA (25 February 2021) – Fortna®, a leading consulting, engineering services and software company for warehousing and distribution, today announced the Fortna Goods-to-Person eCommerce Assessment calculator for companies looking to improve eCommerce picking productivity. The online assessment tool enables a user to enter a handful of key data points relative to eCommerce operations and calculates the potential labour savings based on the primary consideration in selecting goods-to-person solutions (labour, space or cycle time reductions). The calculation takes into account the design trade-offs between different goods-to-person solutions based on the primary reason for choosing this type of solution. A 10-year cumulative savings figure is displayed alongside a year-by-year total to show how savings add up over time.

Russ Meller, PhD, Fortna Vice President, Solution Design and Research & Development stated, “At a time when increased eCommerce demand is driving the need for more labour and labour costs to rise as availability diminishes, potential cost savings is a great starting point for conversations about leveraging automation for increased labour productivity, space utilisation and cycle time improvements.”

To take advantage of the Goods-to-Person eCommerce Assessment to estimate potential labour savings as part of a broader business case to support automation investments, visit www.fortna.com/calculator.

About Fortna
Fortna partners with the world’s leading brands to transform their distribution operations to keep pace with digital disruption and growth objectives. Known world-wide as The Distribution Experts™, we design and deliver intelligent solutions, powered by FortnaWES™ software, to optimise fast, accurate and cost-effective order fulfilment. Our people, innovative approach and proprietary algorithms and tools ensure optimal operations design and material and information flow. We deliver exceptional value every day to our clients with comprehensive services including network strategy, distribution centre operations, material handling automation, supply chain systems, warehouse software design and implementation, and a comprehensive suite of lifecycle services and support.

Media Contact: Cheryl Falk, SVP Global Marketing Communications & Business Development
cherylfalk@fortna.com