EP 159: Fulfilld
In this episode, I was joined by the Co-Founder & CTO of Fulfilld, Michael Pytel. Fulfilld is a new warehouse management system that takes a location-based approach that helps to manage your warehouse more thoughtfully. Michael and I discuss how the idea of Fulfilld started, the platform itself, and some of the cutting-edge technology they are utilizing to make it happen.
- Michael started Fulfilld with his partner Yosh who he had worked with at a previous company. The idea came from seeing that current WMS’s were not meeting all the needs that they thought they should. As they began to talk about what they thought was missing from the market they decided that they would start to develop their own system. Over the years they had learned about many different technologies and decided to bring those into what they were creating. Through utilizing technologies like machine learning, location-based tracking, digital twins, and more they were able to create more of an orchestration system that can help you manage your warehouse more effectively.
- One of the great features of Fulfilld is the ability to easily see where labor needs to be allocated. As the day goes by the tasks that are in the queue are completely visible and are also constantly updating with priority levels allowing you to move them around accordingly. Michael even discusses how the system will look at your incoming carrier pickups and know when trucks are arriving so that orders for them can be escalated or de-escalated if delayed. This allows you to stay on top of the workload and ensure that the resources are being put in the correct place.
- Industry 4.0 terms abound in this episode so I had to get some knowledge for myself. We dove into the term “digital twin” as it was something I had previously never heard of. Little did I know I knew what it was but just didn’t know the name! Digital twin refers to the re-creation of a physical asset within a virtual environment. Fulfilld utilizes the concept of a digital twin to recreate assets within the warehouse that allows them to be tracked within their system. This helps you to understand not only where labor is located but also your assets for the ability to further allocate your resources.
- Fulfilld will be launched in June and I am very excited to see how it is received in the marketplace and how it will grow in the next few years.
Listen to the episode below and leave your biggest WMS pain point in the comments.