Softeon Leads the Way in Software for Automated Distribution Centers

Softeon | July 23, 2021

Softeon, a global supply chain software provider with the best client success record in the industry, announced the continued expansion of its software support for automated distribution centers.

The fast rise of e-commerce and high fulfillment costs, rising labor rates, labor shortages in many regions, and other factors drive increased interest in warehouse automation.

Of course, there are many material handling system alternatives, ranging from high levels of automation to more focused systems like mobile robots and wall systems.

Regardless of the mix, initially or over time, Softeon offers enhanced assistance in its Warehouse Management and Warehouse Execution Systems, either alone or in combination, to maximize throughput and ROI for those MHE investments.

Softeon's important capabilities in this area include the following:

• Softeon's unique WMS "pick routes" encourage companies to specify the types of order paths that will be used in a facility, including those that use automation. The WMS then dynamically assigns each pick to the proper route for execution, depending on various attributes. As more automation is added, customers need to configure additional pick routes, significantly reducing implementation time.

• Powerful Warehouse Execution System optimizes the flow and use of materials handling systems in the automated release of work and takes capacities, bottlenecks, and dependencies into account.

• Differentiated approaches to integration with a wide range of picking subsystems, including voice, pick-to-light, smart carts, put walls, mobile robots, etc. Softeon can manage and optimize these subsystems directly without the need for extra software. This lowers expenses and the number of integrations required, enabling full information to be available in the WMS to drive decision-making rather than the typical siloed approach and significantly improves exception handling.

• Carton routing logic that is advanced across mechanized pick zones, including congestion management.

• Support plug-and-play devices such as print and apply labelers, weigh scales, carton dimensions, and more.

• Order picking can be wave-based or waveless, or a mix of the two, such as using waveless for B2C and wave-based for B2B.

• Simulation is used to test integrations and response times between Softeon WMS and WES and materials handling equipment, among other things.

About Softeon
Softeon is a global provider of supply chain solutions from planning to execution, with solutions anchored by our Warehouse Management System (WMS), Warehouse Execution System (WES), and Distributed Order Management (DOM). Our sophisticated services-based platform is designed to turn complex issues into simple solutions, resulting in a shorter time to market and reduced total cost of ownership. Users can deploy an integrated system or implement solutions gradually to solve a specific challenge. Configurable modules and rules-based solutions provide industry leaders with the business agility they need to stay ahead. Companies select the Softeon platform for its flexibility and simplicity to enhance business value and accelerate ROI. On-premise or cloud deployment options are available, with a proven record of system success.


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