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By Suzanne McGough, Product Manager, Honeywell Robotics
Distribution and fulfillment (D&F) processes in every industry have been impacted by the pandemic. Research from Modern Materials Handling found that over 40% of operations identified labor challenges in their company. But that isn’t the only obstacle distribution centers (DCs) face in today’s rapidly evolving fulfillment environment. Increased e-commerce orders, heightened customer expectations, the need to fulfill more orders at a lower cost, and errors in processing are all impacting DCs.
Warehouse execution system (WES) software looks to address these key challenges, no matter the DC’s equipment or processes. Whether you are utilizing pick-to-light (PTL) technologies, goods-to-person (GTP) workflows, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) or autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), WES can be adapted to fit your needs. WES evaluates your operation from end-to-end and orchestrates all activities — breaking down silos and pulling input from every area to maximize performance. It can optimize staffing levels, coordinate and maximize automation, and leverage data from various parts of the DC to make real-time decisions to increase throughput and meet service level agreements (SLAs).
Learn how a WES can scale based on the requirements of your operation in Honeywell Intelligrated’s webinar and downloading the white paper, Leveraging Data Science for “Decision Intelligence” in the DC.
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