TGW is mapping the logistics genome
Keven Thuet, director of systems development for TGW, is demonstrating Logistics Genome Mapping at the TGW booth.
January 21, 2013 - MMH Editorial
100 quinvigintillion. That’s how many different ways there are to configure an automated distribution center given all of the different technologies and order fulfillment requirements in the market today. In case you’re wondering, that’s 100 followed by about 80 zeros.
TGW Systems (Booth 4237) is introducing Logistics Genome Mapping as a new technique to sort through all those possibilities and determine the best solution to meet a company’s needs today and in the future.
“With so many different ways to configure a solution, we wanted a data-driven approach to reduce our customer’s risk and design the best solution,” said Keven Thuet, director of systems development.
Similar to the Human Genome Project, TGW is applying genetic analysis techniques to the design of order fulfillment systems. The approach uses a series of eight different decision algorithms and four mathematical programming techniques to analyze automated materials handling systems, considering present and future needs. “We know mathematically what solution has the highest probability of success for specific materials and distribution requirements,” says Thuet. “We combine that with our experience to come up with the best solution.”
TGW will be demonstrating Logistics Genome Mapping at its booth.
ProMat 2013 is scheduled to be held January 21-24, 2013 in Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete ProMat 2013 coverage.