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Dematic announces Dematic IQ™ 2.1 for e-commerce and omni-channel retailers

Dematic, supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announces the latest release of its real-time software automation platform, Dematic iQ 2.1 for e-Commerce and omni-channel retailers.

Dematic control software has always supported the unique challenges of online order fulfillment. To continue meeting and exceeding your business requirements, the new enhanced version of Dematic iQ now contains cost-saving features and advanced algorithms specifically designed to reduce order cycle time and improve order picking.

“With novel continuous pick strategies we call On-Demand Fulfillment, new orders do not wait for the next wave or the next picklist. Instead, they are sent near real time to the pickers who are already walking their routes and are closest to specific pick locations,” explains Miguel Pinilla, Dematic Vice President of Global Logistics Solutions. “This agile re-prioritization of orders ensures urgent and priority orders are handled almost immediately by available labor without degrading the optimal allocation of resources.”

The reduced order cycle time makes it easier to meet shipping deadlines — customers get their last-minute orders when they want them without expedited handling. For example, automated goods-to person systems become more efficient as the sophisticated algorithms maximize shuttle performance, eliminating unnecessary conveyor accumulation.

Additional features include a workflow framework that supports Android RF and voice devices. The open architecture reduces equipment investment with a wider selection of hands-free devices and more cost-competitive options.