The Smart Warehouse of the Future - that’s here TODAY.

DateMonday, March 28, 2022
Time12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
LocationTheater A

What You Will Learn

Traditional Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) are efficient – but are they “smart?”

We have entered a new era in WMS, in which a combination of technologies – including Warehouse Execution Systems, sensors, mobile robots, AI, and machine learning – are delivering a step-change in warehouse system capabilities after 20 years of only incremental progress.

These new systems are “always on,” monitoring the environment on a continuous basis and answering an entirely new set of questions that will optimize operations in a way not possible with traditional technologies. They leverage simulation to anticipate resource needs and automatically assign labor to the right tasks throughout the day, using constraint-based planning techniques that have been deployed in manufacturing for decades but are new to distribution.

In fact, we are entering an era of what Gartner calls the “autonomous warehouse,” in which work automatically flows to the floor - without the need for human intervention. That automated flow is based on a variety of attributes, including optimization opportunities, inventory and resource availability, cycle and transit times, order priority, carrier cut-off times and much more.

Add in real-time dashboards and analytics, “conversational Voice” capabilities, and next0generation configuration tools, and you have one smart warehouse indeed.

We are entering a bold new era of the smart warehouse – but the reality is it is here today and you can learn how to get in on the this exciting progress.

Key Takeaways

• How warehouse software systems have entered a new era after 20 years of only incremental progress
• The dramatic impact of the “autonomous warehouse” on distribution operations
• The difference between WMS and the newer WES


Dan Gilmore Softeon
Dinesh Dongre Softeon

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