Distributors are re-engineering their warehousing operations. They either expand existing facilities or build new ones. Distributors need to strategically plan where, when and how this expansion will happen for optimum benefit. Regulations, shipping routes, supplier relationships, and expenses must be considered.
Within the four walls of the distribution center, the software that manages the material handling system must be able to quickly scale up to meet greater demands. In other words, the software needs to increase output while maintaining same level of efficiency. The software must be able to manage a higher volume of transactions as new workstations, picking technologies, and conveyor lines are added.
“The Tier-1 Warehouse Control System is designed to scale with the operation. The architecture provides a cross-platform solution for easier adaptation to new systems. Another advantage of the Tier-1 Warehouse Control System is configurability. This means the system adds new functionality with a minimum of effort,” states Rich Hite, President of QC Software, an innovative provider of warehouse control solutions.
With cross-platform capabilities, the Tier-1 Warehouse Control System improves connectivity to the various hardware and software systems. As modifications are made, the Tier-1 Warehouse Control System reconnects the dots and optimizes communication. Since the Host system often has a remote connection to the distribution center, disruptions in the link sometimes happen. The Tier-1 Warehouse Control System is always located within the facility for better system reliability.
Modifying the Tier-1 Warehouse Control System is a cost effective solution. Since changes to the Host System can take months, the distribution center is operating less efficiently for a longer period of time. Managers may have to increase employee hours or handle additional back orders until Host modifications are implemented. Modifications to the Tier-1 Warehouse Control System are quicker, while leaving the legacy system intact.
QC Software is recognized as an industry leader in providing innovative and adaptive software solutions for order fulfillment and distribution centers. Their Tier-1 Warehouse Control System provides advanced management capabilities for inventory control, resource scheduling and order management. For over eighteen years, these solutions have enabled customers throughout North America to streamline their warehouse operations with one of the lowest total cost of ownerships in the industry.