New software model optimizes fulfillment operations in real time for high-velocity omnichannel distribution
(CINCINNATI: March 4, 2014) Intelligrated® (www.intelligrated.com), a leading North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, introduces fulfillment execution systems, a new software model from its subsidiary company, Knighted® (www.knightedsoftware.com). Unlike traditional WMS solutions, fulfillment execution systems optimize fulfillment in real time, providing the efficiency, accuracy and speed required for today’s omnichannel retail and e-commerce operations.
The Knighted fulfillment execution system acts as the operational brain, making automated, real-time decisions based on constant analysis of order priority, inventory, labor, process and equipment information to optimize fulfillment operations. This real-time software model contrasts with conventional WMS solutions, which focus on a cycle of planning, executing, monitoring and adjusting as a sequence of discrete events.
Knighted software uses points-based tasking algorithms to fully manage inbound and outbound operations, automation flow, yard, labor and inventory to balance and prioritize workflow throughout the entire operation. Drag-and-drop workflows enable easy software adjustments and process optimization, eliminating the need for complex software coding.
“The demands of today’s omnichannel retailers require fulfillment operations to ship orders faster and more efficiently than ever before,” said Greg Cronin, executive vice president. “The Knighted fulfillment execution system model enables fulfillment operations to adapt in real time and deliver intelligent decisions at the speed of automation for maximum efficiency.”
Visit Intelligrated and Knighted at MODEX 2014 March 17-20 in Atlanta (booths #5123 and #4923) to learn more about new fulfillment execution software, fulfillment technologies and automated material handling equipment.
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Intelligrated is a leading North American-based, single-source provider of intelligent automated material handling solutions that drive distribution and fulfillment productivity for retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers around the world. Through a broad portfolio of automation equipment, software, service and support, Intelligrated solutions optimize processes, increase efficiency and give businesses a competitive edge.
Intelligrated designs, manufactures, integrates and installs complete material handling automation solutions including conveyor systems, sortation systems, palletizers, robotics and order picking technologies – all managed by advanced machine controls and software. Solutions include industry-leading Intelligrated-manufactured Alvey®, RTS™ and IntelliSort® brand equipment and Knighted warehouse management (WMS), warehouse control (WCS) and labor management software.
Every project is backed by Intelligrated’s 24X7 multilingual technical support and access to lifecycle service through a network of national, regional and local service centers. From concept to integration to lifecycle support, Intelligrated automation delivers distribution and fulfillment success. For more updates, follow us on Twitter @Intelligrated.