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Warehouse execution systems (WES) stretches to encompass labor
Warehouse execution system software got its start by helping DC operations to balance the flow of work across various automated systems, with only WMS and WCS software in place to help. WES is breaking ground again, with solution providers talking about orchestration with labor resources, which stands to broaden its appeal.

The Keys to WMS Vendor Selection Success
In this webcast you will come away with the information and insight you need to develop the right process and make the right choice for your organization.

Software helps robots play nice
The latest robotics software trend is platforms that specialize in orchestrating interactions between different robotic systems and other “agents.” This multi-agent orchestration niche involves multiple players with varied approaches—but they all promise to smooth handoffs and speed up automation onboarding.

ProMat 2023 – Automation at a crossroad
It’s one of the most exciting times in our industry

Softeon acquires warehouse technology and implementation firm GetUsROI
The acquisition provides Softeon with AttunedLab’s next generation, fully composable tools for integration and orchestration of materials handling systems, advanced user interface development, analytics, and more.

Research from Softeon finds companies dissatisfied with current levels of DC automation
Most have only basic knowledge of warehouse execution systems (WES), among other survey findings. When it comes to automation, only 12.9% of respondents said they were highly satisfied with their level of DC automation, though 29.9% said their companies would continue or pursue significant or extreme levels of DC

Where conventional warehousing fits
With all the emphasis these days on automation, conventional warehousing is often overlooked if not forgotten. In fact, conventional warehousing is alive, well and thriving even at high-volume facilities and in e-commerce.

The keys to Distribution Order Management (DOM) success
Distributed order management software centers on fulfillment rules and order routing logic, but DOM can also expose promise dates and shipping options with integration to front end e-commerce systems. Understanding the power of DOM’s enterprise view of inventory, its integration mechanisms and its dynamic rules engines are part of effective distributed order fulfillment.

Softeon showcases smart warehouse of the future capabilities
Softeon (Booth C7466), whose software spans warehouse management system (WMS), warehouse execution system (WES), as well as distributed order management (DOM) functionality, stressed the capabilities of its solution set to support a “smart, automated warehouse of the future” concept at Modex.

Inventory management in an automated world
Inventory control at the warehouse level is simple, right? Follow WMS processes, set some minimum SKU levels, be diligent about scan verifications to track consumption, and you’ve nailed it. While that worked 20 years ago, in today’s more complicated world with automated storage and fulfillment systems that hold inventory, you may need WES capabilities.

Softeon releases glossary of WMS terms
Features definitions of nearly 100 WMS-related terms to help project members understand industry jargon and collaborate effectively

Softeon scores high in Gartner WMS report
Scores come after evaluation across nine WMS "critical capability" categories

Information Management: Can WES get predictive?
Warehouse execution systems are all about orchestrating busy fulfillment centers in the here and now. Some WES solutions are moving into more predictive capabilities that simulate what is likely to play out in the near future, recommending actions. It’s all part of the fast-evolving WES solutions space.

New ideas to improve safety and ergonomics
Better body mechanics. Less potential Covid exposure. Improved picking performance. Fewer injuries. Those are four of the benefits that wearables and warehouse software are bringing to people out on the DC floor.

KSP Fulfillment to deploy Softeon’s cloud WMS solution
KSP Fulfillment to deploy Softeon's cloud WMS solution. Rapidly growing 3PL needed updated fulfillment capabilities from a WMS

September 2023 Modern Materials Handling

Providers of automated packaging and carton right-sizing solutions have thrived by offering systems that deliver on labor and parcel shipment savings— now they’re looking to further evolve by looking to use lighter materials and support flexible “box-first” workflows.

Latest Resources

Conveying Strategies for Robotic Applications: How to Maximize Throughput
This webinar will discuss the recent development of embedding motion-control technology into conveyors to enable packages to be correctly presented to a robot so that throughput of the manual task that the robot has been assigned to perform is maximized.
Improve safety and ergonomics with code-compliant stairs
Outside the Box: Why parcel shippers are suddenly focusing on packing
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2023 Automation Study: Usage & Implementation of Warehouse/DC Automation Solutions
2023 Automation Study: Usage & Implementation of Warehouse/DC Automation Solutions
This research was conducted by Peerless Research Group on behalf of Modern Materials Handling to assess usage and purchase intentions forautomation systems...
How Your Storage Practices Can Affect Your Pest Control Program
How Your Storage Practices Can Affect Your Pest Control Program
Discover how your storage practices could be affecting your pest control program and how to prevent pest infestations in your business. Join...

Warehousing Outlook 2023
Warehousing Outlook 2023
2023 is here, and so are new warehousing trends.
Extend the Life of Brownfield Warehouses
Extend the Life of Brownfield Warehouses
Today’s robotic and data-driven automation systems can minimize disruptions and improve the life and productivity of warehouse operations.
Power Supply in Overhead Cranes: Energy Chains vs. Festoons
Power Supply in Overhead Cranes: Energy Chains vs. Festoons
Download this white paper to learn more about how both systems compare.