Dematic: Optimizing all Supply Chain Operations

Dematic: Optimizing all Supply Chain Operations

Ulf Henriksson, President & CEO, DematicUlf Henriksson, President & CEO
Embedding product and process innovation in supply chain operations and consciously managing customer demands, supply chain management has undergone a sea change today. With the advent of technology, inventory management is shifting back to the manufacturer and supply chain lead time is dramatically getting reduced. “Manufacturers are facing plummeting supply chain lead times forcing a consolidation of inventory and processes,” says Ulf Henriksson, President and CEO of Dematic. “We enable production and distribution operations to achieve efficiencies that provide a positive impact to supply chain performance. The results include smarter operations management, increased productivity, and real-time control.”

Dematic uses a process improvement approach to streamline functions from receiving the product all the way to shipping. Every solution is engineered around strategic software which efficiently controls the flow of inventory and information. The company provides a comprehensive range of intelligent intralogistics and materials handling solutions. With a global knowledge network of more than 4000 highly skilled logistics professionals, Dematic is able to provide its customers a unique perspective in world class materials handling solution design.

Providing more than an automated material handling system, Dematic leverages the data and technologies within a firm’s fulfillment centers to help measure their progress and improve operations on a sustainable basis that strengthens the entire supply chain while providing the organization a competitive advantage. “We have the technical foundation and internal processes to take your operations to the next dimension,” adds Henriksson.

“Our knowledge-based logistics platform, Dematic iQ provides our customers the information they need to swiftly adapt and optimize their supply chain fulfillment operations on a real-time basis, whether on-site or remote.” Dematic iQ goes beyond traditional WCS or WMS, optimizing operations using advanced analytics to derive more value from warehouse and enterprise data by collecting and delivering it in real-time via intuitive dashboards on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices for an improved customer experience.

Built on a unified and open software platform, Dematic iQ provides the holistic insight needed to make real-time decisions on resource utilization. The platform has the ability to integrate with existing operations and business systems driving a new level of operational transparency for smarter decision-making across the supply chain network.

Based on Dematic’s extensive industry experience and technical leadership, Dematic iQ provides the comprehensive insight and ongoing resource optimization that clients need to ship packages out the door accurately, on time and at the lowest cost. Advanced algorithms within the company’s performance engine are used to continuously evaluate a client’s fulfillment environment and dynamically adjust conditions to drive efficiencies. For the global sportswear brand, Adidas, Dematic provided a powerful combination of network consolidation and prudent investment in warehouse automation, resulting in a high performance supply chain. Dematic’s integrated design features large automated pallet and tote automated storage and retrieval systems, together with a highly efficient goods-to-person (GTP) picking system. The unique design enabled the operator to concurrently process up to 24 orders at a time that resulted in efficient and timely distribution of the state-of-the-art sports footwear, apparel, and accessories.

Dematic’s commitment to product and solution R&D—combined with manufacturing plants in the US, Europe, China, and Australia—ensures their range and capability to provide reliable, flexible, cost-effective solutions globally. “Our track record of success has led to the development and implementation of integrated systems for a customer base including some of the world’s biggest enterprises,” concludes Henriksson.