WarehouseOS Plays Critical Role of Innovative Automation for Fast-Growing Online Retailer
Salt Lake City, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/31/2016 -- Warehouse Mobile Solutions, makers of WarehouseOS, worked with Park City, Utah-based Backcountry.com to modernize their distribution system. The partnership was featured in the recent issue of Robotics and Automation News.
Jeff Carter, senior vice-president of global fulfillment at Backcountry.com shared, "Around the time we started building the WMS, I began working with Mark Westover at Hoj Engineering and Sales (a leading systems integrator and integration partner of Hytrol Conveyors) on the racking and conveyor system to make sure the two were compatible and complementary.
As with many fast growing e-commerce, online retailers, Carter started thinking about the difference between direct to consumer distribution and distribution to a traditional retail network. The WMS and material handling system came together at Backcountry.com's 325,000-square-foot distribution center in Salt Lake City, established in 2005. The first system we installed for them was a pick and pass system noted Westover, who is now automation omni-channel distribution and fulfillment specialist with Hoj.
The biggest challenge to that system was scalability; when the project started, Backcountry.com had only a small number of SKUs; but today they have more than 500,000 SKUs, with 350,000 on hand at any one time.
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The RF gun, constant verifications, small keypads, and hard to read screens are quickly becoming yesterday's technology. Tablets are replacing the RF gun. WarehouseOS, a new tablet-based Warehouse Operations System brings warehouses into the future today. Warehouse management systems have been around for a long time with too many companies still using the RF gun to conduct inventory management, scan in new items, and pick orders. The RF gun solutions typically cost double what modern solutions offer. WarehouseOS and associated apps have been developed to make everything about the warehouse easier and better. Apps allow small or large companies to receive products, manage inventory, perform cycle counting, conduct single picks or do batch picking, verify items picked and pack them into boxes.
An easy to navigate user interface means warehouse personnel need almost no training before performing warehouse tasks. Receiving, put-away, picking, and packaging quickly become the easiest jobs on the floor. A team of experts in material handling equipment and solutions developed WarehouseOS to maximize the throughput of warehousing and distributing facilities. From small eCommerce, to high volume SKU facilities, from omni-channel companies to FMCG (fast moving consumer goods), WarehouseOS is equipped to handle everything. From small startups with simple needs to complex, large distribution centers, WarehouseOS is the table solution which enables manufacturers and distribution centers to be a step ahead of the competition. Learn more at http://www.warehousemobilesolutions.com and follow on Twitter @WarehouseOS.