UPS Supply Chain Solutions uses Warehouse Execution System

In an attempt to drive efficiencies into its warehousing but up to 50%, UPS Supply Chain Solutions is introducing new warehouse network technology. The Warehouse Execution System (WES) has been developed by Softeon and is to enable faster order intakes and define specific customer requirements resulting in more than 50% productivity gains for some customers.

“WES enables UPS to better leverage our global warehouse network and integrated technology to help our customers reduce capital, improve service and speed to end customers,” said Philippe Gilbert, president of UPS Supply Chain Solutions. “We also can create more custom and turnkey outsourced fulfilment services to meet our customers’ unique supply chain needs.”

The WES monitors real time capacity, backlogs, fulfilment requirements and labour status. This allows the company to see potential disruptions before they become problematic. This is part of UPS ongoing efforts to modernise its warehouses using autonomous technology.