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Transform Automated Warehouses With Warehouse Execution Systems to Master High-Velocity Order Fulfillment

Published: 28 April 2015

ID: G00273466

Analyst(s): C. Klappich


WESs are emerging to help address the growing need for high-velocity, automated order fulfillment. Logistics and warehouse leaders building new, or retrofitting existing, automated warehouses should use this research to understand the trends and business drivers guiding the embryonic WES market.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • A dramatic increase in the volume and velocity of orders is forcing companies with automated warehouses to rethink their fulfillment strategies
  • To address their needs for fast-paced and agile fulfillment, warehouse leaders are being forced to invest in new processes and technologies for managing orders
  • Changes in companies' order fulfillment requirements are leading to the emergence of WESs that unify capabilities from traditional WMSs with the real-time handling capabilities of WCSs

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