GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – April 26, 2017 – Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, today announces updates to the latest release of its Warehouse Execution System software platform, Dematic iQ 2.4.
"This is another important step in our vision to match software capabilities with customer needs," says Dave Adams, Director of Dematic Global Software Strategy. "The new release strengthens the Dematic iQ platform and its options for delivering cost-effective solutions no matter the size of operation or level of automation."
Dematic iQ continues to deliver extraordinary customer value with its rich feature set. This most recent release includes a wide range of innovations, from harmonizing development platforms deep within the software to providing enhanced screens and reports for the user interface.
Specific benefits of this release targeting mixed-case order fulfillment applications for supply chain automation include:
Reduce Store Replenishment Time: The Dematic Automated Mixed Case Palletizing (AMCAP) system builds store-ready, aisle-friendly pallets. With the new optimized family grouping strategies in the Dematic Multishuttle® storage buffer, more efficient PackBuilder planning that decouples pallet planning from inventory availability, and new pallet-planning algorithms to improve aisle-readiness, store-ready pallets now can be built and shipped faster and more efficiently.
Minimize Product Damage: Equipment speed adjusts automatically throughout the entire process to accommodate product weights, fragilities and centers-of-gravity to ensure stability. Systems are no longer constrained by their most delicate item, providing optimized performance across a wide variety of items.
Reduce Footprint and Improve Storage Capacity: New innovations increase storage density by using shared lifts between stacked Dematic Multishuttle buffers. Advanced algorithms for vertical item transfer allow the efficient transfer of product from one buffer to the next without the need for complex conveyor routing. In addition, Dematic Multishuttle storage capacity has been increased from 30 to 32 levels.
About Dematic iQ
Dematic iQ is a comprehensive real-time software platform that automates and optimizes distribution center operations, coordinating material flow from receiving to shipping and enhancing equipment and labor productivity.
Built on a single global platform, Dematic iQ is a scalable solution from simple/conventional operations to highly integrated/automated facilities. Configurable, easy to implement modules encapsulate best practices learned over decades of material handling experience and through proprietary logistics and operational research.
Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic has implemented more than 4,500 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.
Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.