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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

Summary

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.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

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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