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  2. NEW WHITEPAPER

    "Increase Performance Using the Five 'P's in Your Slotting Universe"

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  3. As featured in Supply & Demand Chain Executive: Powerful DC Slotting

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  4. Roadmap to a Reslot: Optricity CEO Offers
    Warehouse Slotting Tips


  5. Food Logistics recognizes Optricity in FL100 for Technology Contributions to Food and Beverage Industry


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Profiling vs. Slotting 

In this article, thought leader Dan Basmajian examines the difference between two important, yet different, warehouse optimization techniques: slotting and profiling. Basmajian not only defines the differences between slotting and profiling, but he also expounds upon the benefits that each can provide in the DC. Furthermore, the article provides helpful guidelines for determining which situations require profiling, and which require slotting.

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Distribution Center Management Article: Balancing the DC's goals and

constraints helps optimize slotting

In the article, "Balancing the DC's goals and constraints helps optimize slotting, " featured in the January 2010 issue of Distribution Center Management, Optricity President and CEO Dan Basmajian discusses the dynamic nature of the distribution center and the importance of a good slotting strategy, which can elicit a number of improvements affecting space utilization, ergonomics, and reduced travel time and labor costs. To help improve slotting, Basmajian recommends using software to balance rules and constraints and to calculate the cost of moving product, and he offers several tips for improving an operation's slotting strategy.

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Thought Leadership Article: Slotting in the Dynamic Distribution Center


In the fast-moving environment of today’s dynamic distribution center, the rapidly evolving nature  of demand throughout a product’s lifecycle – from new product introduction through product phase-out – creates the classic challenge of determining best pick slot(s) to assign to an item. The stakes are high, as resource constraints put a premium on the ability to get the latest hot product in and out of the DC and on the way to the consumer as quickly and efficiently as possible. By tracking periodic movement and continuously evaluating not only whether an item is correctly profiled into the correct slot type, but also whether the assigned pick slot is in the proper sequence in the pick line, a new generation of advance slotting software offers the promise of responding more quickly – and profitably – to rapid swings in product demand.

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