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Faster Time-to-Insight with FortnaDCmodeler® Version 3.0

Fortna announces the release of DCmodeler Version 3.0. This sophisticated tool quickly analyzes years of item, order, receipt, shipment and inventory data to provide a foundation for projecting future business requirements and growth.

Feb. 7, 2012 - PRLog -- READING, PA – As part of its ongoing investment in efficiency and efforts to drive innovative and justifiable solutions for their clients, Fortna announces DCmodeler Version 3.0.  This sophisticated tool quickly analyzes years of item, order, receipt, shipment and inventory data to provide a foundation for projecting future business requirements and growth.  A proprietary tool, DCmodeler can do in hours what takes weeks using custom spreadsheet, database, or statistical software.  DCmodeler provides quick and accurate data simulations allowing Fortna consultants to focus on alternative and “tipping point” analysis while developing the best custom and justifiable design for a client’s distribution operations.

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.”   Mike Perkins, VP, Distribution & Returns Operations, L.L.Bean.

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.

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Source:Patti Satterfield
Location:Reading - Pennsylvania - United States
Industry:Business, Retail, Technology
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