Fortna clients have complex distribution operations that require unique solutions. Each of Fortna’s clients have unique product mixes and order profiles and DCmodeler accelerates and automates much of the analysis work. For example, it analyzes each item’s dimensions, weight, velocity and inventory requirements and recommends the best storage media for each item. It also analyzes seasonal trends at the item level so inventory is minimized and facilities and automation are right-sized.
“Fortna’s analysis detected relationships in customer orders and SKU correlations that provided real tangible insights and recommendations.”
This new version of DCmodeler builds on 15 years of development and includes enhancements that:
- Identify items that have potential for cross-docking and quantify the impact
- Analyze SKU affinity to identify items that have order and velocity correlations
- Built on a cloud-based architecture to support global collaboration across team members
- Allow more granular data segmentation to support analysis by channel, customer segment, business unit, etc.
“This new version of DCmodeler demonstrates our continued commitment and investment in improving our service to clients,” said Steve Johnson, Director of Supply Chain Services at Fortna. “This new release helps us more quickly create the optimal design for each client’s unique distribution operation.”
About Fortna Inc.
Fortna helps companies with complex distribution operations meet customer promises and competitive challenges profitably. We’re a professional services firm built on a singular promise – we develop a solid business case for change and hold ourselves accountable to those results. Our expertise spans supply chain strategy, distribution center operations, material handling, supply chain systems and organizational excellence. For over 60 years, we’ve partnered with the world’s top brands – companies like ASICS, O’Reilly Auto Parts and MSC – helping them improve their distribution operations and transform their businesses.