Smart Phones and Tablets Optimize Business with Real-Time Warehouse Information

New Application Enables Mobile Decision-Making and Enhances User Experience

ProMat 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--()--Dematic, a supplier of logistics systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution center, is rolling out a new technology to enable customers to manage their businesses remotely. The company recently introduced the Dematic Mobile Monitor, a software application for monitoring and controlling warehouse and distribution operations from a smart phone or tablet. Built upon the company’s existing robust software platform, the Mobile Monitor provides remote access to real time information to help users to keep facility operations running at optimal levels, even from off-site locations.

Notions Marketing, a global creative arts distributor shipping thousands of orders per day, has been utilizing the Dematic Mobile Monitor for four months. Herbert Lantinga, CEO, Notions Marketing, said, “Delivering real-time operational data to our mobile devices provides immediate insight into warehouse performance for quick decision-making, enabling us to improve processes for efficiency gains that impact the bottom line.”

Using a simple Wi-Fi connection, Mobile Monitor brings mission control to smart phones and tablets with an intuitive interface that is simple to understand and easy to use. The application enables operations and maintenance personnel to view both material handling system and operational statuses to quickly evaluate and improve conditions that affect performance.

The application’s interactive dashboards provide insight into performance KPIs, area progress and labor statistics to warehouse areas from receiving to shipping. Users can see current performance, statistics and resources of a particular area using the application’s intuitive, standard gesture-based navigation. The Mobile Monitor’s DC View visualization interface lets users quickly observe the facility layout from a bird’s eye view. Interactive markers display ID, progress and views into real-time operations with a simple touch. Pinch gestures allow users to zoom in and out of areas for greater detail.

“Mobile Monitor has provided me with a mobile office to manage my staff remotely. The technology has saved me an average of one hour per day in travel time, leaving me with more time to work one-on-one with employees to improve efficiencies,” said Dean Lantinga, warehouse manager, Notions Marketing.

Robert Nilsson, vice president and general manager of Software and Supply Chain Intelligence, Dematic said, “Our goal is to enhance our customer’s ability to make informed decisions for operational improvement. By delivering solutions such as the Mobile Monitor, we are providing valuable warehouse information in a way that makes it easy for them to quickly access performance metrics and alerts, and make the necessary decisions required to maintain optimal operations.”

For more information on Dematic Mobile Monitor, contact Cheryl Falk at cheryl.falk@dematic.com or 262-860-6715, or visit Dematic at booth #1212 at the upcoming PROMAT Show, January 21 - 24 at McCormick Center, Chicago.

About Dematic

Dematic is a global engineering company that provides a comprehensive range of intelligent warehouse logistics and materials handling solutions. With a global knowledge network of more than 4,000 skilled logistics professionals, Dematic is able to provide customers with a unique perspective in world-class materials handling solution design. Our commitment to solution development, combined with engineering centers and manufacturing plants in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, ensures Dematic has the range and capability to provide reliable, flexible, cost-effective solutions globally. Our successful track record has led to the development and implementation of more than 5,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium, and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors. Dematic generates a global business volume of approximately $1.3 billion.

About Notions Marketing

Notions Marketing is distribution center for the crafts industry. Founded in Grand Rapids Michigan 75 years ago, Notions Marketing began as a supplier to local 5&10 stores. Two generations later, Notions Marketing is the largest distribution center to the creative arts industry in the world. Exceptional customer service and attentiveness to new technologies have been instrumental in fueling Notions Marketing’s growth for decades. Notions Marketing has invested heavily in warehouse management systems in recent years and credits that investment with improved service levels during years of extreme growth. Notions Marketing offers 140,000 unique items in over one million square feet to 10,000 retailers worldwide.

Contacts

Press Contact:
Dematic
Cheryl Falk, (262) 860-6715
Vice President, Marketing Communications
Cheryl.Falk@dematic.com

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Contacts

Press Contact:
Dematic
Cheryl Falk, (262) 860-6715
Vice President, Marketing Communications
Cheryl.Falk@dematic.com