PRLog - Aug. 8, 2014 - In the August 4th premiere issue of WCS News, a weekly e-news publication, high volume fulfillment centers were examined. Fulfillment centers efficiently process thousands of orders each day and it takes highly agile software to consistently move the right product at the right time to the right place.
Conveyor management software has evolved to function in today's fast paced environment. The software is capable of quickly analyzing large amounts of data and responding to current floor conditions. It also physically resides within the warehouse to maintain the proper flow of information throughout the entire system. Once the data is downloaded from the remotely located host, the information is locally maintained. This minimizes communication delays that slow down the system. Because sortation devices can move product at speeds exceeding 120 cartons per minute, even short delays can be troublesome. When a lane suddenly stops working or becomes full, the conveyor management software automatically diverts the orders to an alternate location and resolves the issue before a problem occurs.
Tier 1 warehouse control systems solutions are helping because even the best WMS has a brief lag time in transmitting instructions to a high-speed sortation system. There are simply too many warehouses with tens of thousands of decisions being made daily that require split-second timing.
QC Software (www.qcsoftware.com) is recognized as an industry leader in providing software solutions for order fulfillment and distribution centers. These innovative software solutions help North American and European distribution centers and warehouses to streamline operations with the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry. Warehouse managers realize increased system productivity and dependability.
QC Enterprise, the premier software product suite, is the result of extensive research, development, and rigorous testing. It is a proven product that provides benefits to leading manufacturers, retailers, and direct sales organizations. This complete, integrated warehouse control system is configurable, scalable, and modular to suit a wide range of user requirements. QC Software customers gain a competitive edge in today’s complex economy. Follow on Twitter @QCSoftware.
QC Software, Inc.
Get The Bar Code News once a month, once a week or once a day. Subscribe here.