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Warehouse Control System

What is a Warehouse Control System?

A Warehouse Control System (WCS) is a software application designed to coordinate day-to-day operations within a warehouse or distribution center. The WCS is responsible for keeping everything running smoothly, maximizing the efficiency of the material handling subsystems and often, and the activities of the warehouse associates themselves.

Why use a optimize Warehouse Control System (WCS)?

It is typically implemented by companies with complex picking and/or loading requirements, especially in highly automated or “lights out” environments. By using very efficient algorithms and optimizers, e.g., for routing goods and assigning tasks to resources, the efficiency and capacity utilization can be improved considerably.

How to use a optimize Warehouse Control System (WCS)?

Warehouse Control Systems (WCS) provide a critical link between warehouse management software and material handling equipment. To thoroughly improve your Warehouse, it is most of the times not sufficient to only change applications but also improve systems and processes. ORTEC developed the patented OptilogX Sequencing Buffer to optimize activities in the warehouse. The OptilogX Sequencing Buffer looks like a Rubik’s cube: moving pallets in 3 directions by elevators, transfer carts and chain driven buffer lanes. This takes away interdependencies between retrieval, picking and loading by delivering the right pallets and roll cages on time and properly sequenced, resulting in unprecedented throughput volumes and dynamics on a very limited surface.

What are the results of optimizing your Warehouse Control System?

Optimizing your Warehouse Control System (WCS) by using ORTEC solutions with efficient algorithms and optimizers results in:

  • Keeping everything running smoothly
  • Maximizing the efficiency of the material handling subsystems
  • Maximizing the activities of the warehouse associates.
  • Optimizing routing goods and assigning tasks to resources
  • Improved efficiency and capacity utilization
Why contact ORTEC?

ORTEC delivers Warehouse Control and Optimization solutions for optimizing complex picking and/or loading requirements. It can be used for both storage as for intermediate staging/sequencing buffer activities, as well as for optimizing the picking activities, taking routing aspects into account. Customer cases in the cold chain and consumer goods industry show a strong reduction in required storage capacity and number of DC-workers. See also the “ORTEC Warehousing” solution pages for more details.