WCS 2.0 Smart Warehouse Suite™

Maximizing Automation Functionality With Real-time Visibility - A generational leap in distribution center operational efficiency and strategic planning.

In the 1990s, FORTE played a key role in the development of warehouse control system (WCS) software to maximize the efficiency of material handling equipment automation in distribution center (DC) operations.

Our Automation Director® WCS software provided reliable conveyor and sortation control for the directional routing of product throughout the DC while communicating with the warehouse management system (WMS) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to drive the optimal utilization of both human and automated operational resources.

WCS software determined the most efficient product flow and communicated directives to the equipment controllers to achieve the desired results.

As volumes and velocities increased, WCS evolved to keep pace with collecting and analyzing data to coordinate material handling systems and subsystems.

Today, FORTE’s new WCS 2.0 Smart Warehouse Suite is capable of far more than efficient management of controls systems, material handling equipment and mechanical systems that comprise the automated DC.

Embedded with intelligence that truly makes it smart, FORTE’s WCS 2.0 provides managers with holistic operational awareness along with a new way of harnessing information to more insightfully and effectively manage the DC in both the immediate and longer terms.

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