Inside Logistics

Dematic updates warehouse execution software

Dematic iQ 2.5 includes first-to-market Material Flow Analysis to help identify potential bottlenecks and other performance barriers


August 17, 2017
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GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – Dematic, a global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, has updated the latest release of its Warehouse Execution System software platform, Dematic iQ 2.5.

One of the highlights of this release is the innovative, first-to-market Material Flow Analysis — a new blend of performance monitoring, analytical insights and visualization essential to operations efficiency.

As an addition to the Dematic iQ Operations Management Center, this new tool simplifies the day-to-day operation of complex systems. Material Flow Analysis brings visibility across the entire distribution centre, identifying potential bottlenecks and other performance barriers.

“Analyzing material flow is useful, even for operations that appear to have no problems at all,” says Dave Adams, director software product management.

“The clear, interactive dashboards provide visibility into labor use, equipment use, capacity constraints and more. Operations and maintenance management can use this information to address current issues as well as to predict potential issues in the upcoming hours, shifts or days.”

With its intuitive, easy-to-configure user interface, Material Flow Analysis makes it simple to view and analyze your complete operation, allowing you to identify slowdowns and capacity concerns to prevent future problems.

Dematic iQ is a comprehensive real-time software platform that automates and optimizes distribution centre operations, coordinating material flow from receiving to shipping and enhancing equipment and labour 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.