Automated Slotting Solutions | FORTNA

Solutions: Slotting

Eliminate congestion and elevate item retrieval with slotting solutions

When items need to be moved due to changes in product demand, seasonal or promotional activities, failure to keep up with these fluctuations can cause a degradation in fulfilment performance and a waste of location capacity. Warehouses can benefit from reduced labour expenses, controlled replenishment, reduction in partial order shipments and improved space utilisation with advanced slotting software.

Gain rapid ROI with advanced slotting solutions

Slotting is an inventory management practice utilized to maximize the storage and retrieval of goods in a warehouse by strategically arranging items by physical characteristics, velocity of ordering as well as grouping them with products often ordered together. This allows warehouses to increase productivity and order fulfillment.

FORTNA helps you optimise your warehouse operations to meet fluctuations in e-Commerce demand.

  • Improve productivity by decreasing fulfilment time
  • Increase space capacity with smart pallet building
  • Reduce breakage with advanced software analysis

Optimising operations with slotting solutions

Here are the telltale signs that indicate your DC would be a good candidate for automating the receiving and picking operations with slotting:

  • Pick path congestion
  • Open air slots in prime picking area
  • Forklifts consistently picking from top levels
  • Pickers waiting on products
  • Popular items in hard-to-reach areas
  • Dust on products in prime picking areas
  • Shipping staff consistently rebuilding pallets
  • High breakage rates

For more on this topic, read Optimising Operations: Step One

Client Success Case Study

Boston Scientific optimizes inventory with FORTNA OptiSlot DC™ software

To achieve its goals of improving space utilisation, Boston Scientific partnered with FORTNA utilising slotting optimisation technology, OptiSlot DC™ software. In addition to implementing division grouping to keep medical specialities together, Boston Scientific was able to see measured results for the targeted goals.

The FORTNA difference drives slotting success

It all starts with strategy

We take a holistic approach to distribution strategy, considering upstream/downstream impacts on an entire network of operations.

Design rooted in data science

Scientifically proven proprietary modelling tools and algorithms allow us to design for maximum efficiency and outcomes.


Best-fit solutions with unique technology selection

We are not tied to any one manufacturer. Our deep bench of partners allows us to identify and selects appropriate and best-fit technologies that optimize your solution. The result is a comprehensive, flexible solution that delivers exemplary business results.

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