The evolution and adoption of automation within distribution centers has led to the current warehouse control system being supported by more intelligent and dynamic software so that each distribution center can develop superior intelligence when it is capable of enriching processes and correlate these with the central management system. The WES (Warehouse Execution System), is the bridge to guarantee this superiority.
Its functions are to improve the processes themselves and enrich the intelligent dynamics of the distribution center. For example, the WES is capable of understand when, certain SKUs change from high to medium or low rotation and allows the automated processes controlled by their respective control modules (WCS) to properly locate them on a physical level, so that the technologies involved are more consistent with the volumes handled. The result of this intelligence is that the distribution center operates as a living and intelligent entity that modifies the daily changing dynamics, providing more productivity and speed in deliveries, besides of adding precision.
The core architecture of the WES & WCS must be modern and open for creating independence regarding the growth’s support and modularity or future modifications required by the operation.
From workforce planning; products analysis; orders balancing; order tracking; the hardware management, such as sorters, robots, AS/RS, gantry, horizontal and/or vertical carousels or managing information of pick to light or pick to voice, up to the diagnosis and alerts that the distribution center manager requires; all this is possible with a good WES (Warehouse Execution System) & WCS (Warehouse Control System).
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