CINCINNATI, OH (October 20, 2023) — Matthews Automation Solutions, a leading provider of innovative material handling systems and software, and proven process optimization expertise, today announced that it has been identified as a Sample Vendor in the 2023 Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies. Matthews Automation Solutions was named in the Warehouse Execution Systems category. 
The Gartner Hype Cycle is a graphic representation of an emerging technology’s maturity lifecycle and potential adoption trajectory. Hype Cycles insights help clients see the evolution of these technologies and evaluate application deployment opportunities beneficial to their business goals.
According to the Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, "Warehouse execution systems (WESs) are a hybrid technology that blends capabilities from traditional warehouse management systems (WMSs) and warehouse control systems (WCSs). WESs enhance work management in automated warehouses and manage the interplay between automated and manual processes. WESs leverage near real-time insight into work in the automated warehouse, combined with advanced business process logic, to improve the flow, orchestration and prioritization of work."
In the Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, Gartner states “Supply chain technology leaders, especially in high-volume, high-velocity environments like e-commerce, retail and direct-to-consumer, are under pressure to drive increased throughput at lower costs per order, which is pushing the need for high-velocity automated fulfillment. WESs are a potentially good fit for automated order-picking strategies, and companies will look to WESs to help support increased volume and velocity.”
"Having Gartner highlight Matthews Automation Solutions for the second year in a row solidifies our leadership position in the supply chain execution technology market," says Gary Cash, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Matthews Automation Solutions. "As an established warehouse execution system and warehouse controls system provider for over 25 years, we specialize in providing Information Anywhere and adaptive intelligence through our dynamic suite of warehouse software products. With NEXUS, our next-generation WES, we expect to continue setting the standard."
 Gartner, “2023 Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies,” Dwight Klappich, 13 July, 2023.
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About Matthews Automation Solutions
Global brands partner with Matthews Automation Solutions to increase distribution and order fulfillment speed, accuracy and efficiency. Matthews’ broad portfolio of best-of-breed solutions—including leading material handling automation brands Compass, Lightning Pick and Pyramid—offers warehouse execution software, controls, pick-to-light, put walls, order finishing systems, autonomous mobile robots and more. Combined with 25 years of industry experience and proven integration with other material handling systems, Matthews delivers agile and scalable applications throughout the supply chain. Matthews Automation Solutions is a Matthews International company, servicing customers from two North American locations.
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