From WMS Process Validation to What-If Analysis and Resource Planning, Softeon WES Improves Throughput and Decision-Making
RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DOM–Softeon, a global supply chain software provider with the industry’s best track record of customer success, has released advanced simulation capabilities as part of its Warehouse Execution System solution, delivering improved distribution performance across multiple time horizons.
For example, Softeon’s WES provides strategic simulations, meaning that it generates insights and actionable data for more longer to mid-term analysis and decision-making, often providing, but not limited to, support for Warehouse Management System go-lives.
These strategic simulation capabilities can be used for several use cases, including the following:
- Process Validation: Whether or not the WMS is successfully executing processes, from basic operations to vendor compliance, according to documented expectations. Simulation allows testing of those processes with a fraction of resources typically needed for such testing.
- Performance Testing: Is the WMS to be deployed capable of meeting expected performance in terms of throughput and WMS response times?
- What-if Analysis: How will changes in WMS settings, materials handling systems, or other processes play out in terms of throughput and productivity? Examples can include anything from turning on task interleaving to adding put walls or other sub-systems into the DC operations. With Softeon’s WES simulation, the impact and performance of these considered changes can be analyzed and understood without physical deployment – improving decision-making and reducing risk.
But Softeon takes simulation even further, using the same basic engine to perform more tactical simulation to gain insight on a given day or shift’s order pool against resource availability and constraints.
This allows, for example, a company to understand early in the day where it may have bottlenecks or resource constraints versus known or expected demand. That initial simulation can be continued throughout the day over different time increments – say every 30 minutes – to continuously update the demand for DC resources (people and equipment), re-allocate resources as needed, and potentially re-route some orders if specific process nodes are expected to hit maximum capacity.
“Softeon’s strategic and tactical simulation, just one component of our industry-leading Warehouse Execution System, gives companies a set of powerful tools to improve decision-making and performance,” says Dan Gilmore, Chief Marketing Officer at Softeon. “This is a highly differentiated capability that is clearly generating significant interest from current and potential customers.”
Softeon’s Warehouse Execution System has been designed to work with Softeon’s own WMS as well as legacy customer WMS systems or those from other WMS providers. Unlike some WES products, it also drives value not only in automated DCs but also in manual and hybrid automation environments.
Softeon is a global provider of supply chain solutions from planning through execution, anchored by our Warehouse Management System (WMS), Warehouse Execution Systems (WES), Distributed Order Management (DOM) solutions. Our advanced SOA-platform is engineered to reduce complex problems into simple solutions for a faster time to market and lower cost of ownership. Users can implement solutions incrementally to solve a specific challenge or deploy an integrated system. Configurable modules and rules-based solutions give market leaders the business agility they need to get ahead and stay ahead. Companies choose the flexibility and ease-of-use of the Softeon platform to drive higher business value and accelerate ROI. Deployment options include on-premise or in the cloud – delivered with a 100% track record of system success. For more information, please visit www.softeon.com.