Crate & Barrel, a leading retailer specializing in housewares and home accessories, sought ways to manage their operation and material handling costs while operating separate direct fulfillment and retail store replenishment facilities. Ensuring top quality specialty products at a value price point is their offering cornerstone. Whether Crate & Barrel is direct shipping an exquisite handmade glass from Poland to one of their online shoppers, or routing a truckload of bedding, furniture, mugs and cutlery to 170 retail stores nationwide, they strive for the highest accountability. Securing a competitive operation to support that goal required a unique material handling process and solution that only Wynright, a Daifuku North America Company could provide.
In the Material Handling world the “WES” acronym stands for Warehouse Execution System. But what does it actually mean and what can it provide your Supply Chain operations?
WES focuses on the suite of software, hardware and controls necessary to handle today’s Omni-Channel distribution requirements. The larger challenge is constructing the disparate solutions to provide a seamless flow of goods utilizing the solutions and the operational data that each one contains.
Whether you require an additional rack for your warehouse, parts for your conveyor system or specific casters for your shelving, where do you turn? Do you spend time “researching” vendors online for the best price, and later realize the shelves you purchased aren’t the commercial grade you need or that the components you seek aren’t easy to find.
Look no further!