Dematic iQ is a flexible, scalable, fast and intelligent Warehouse Execution System (WES) software platform.
With Dematic iQ, companies can optimise warehouse and maintenance operations with the right mix of labour and automation to accelerate cycle times, reduce operating costs, manage maintenance, and improve customer service. From manual, to mechanised (semi-automated), to fully automated facilities, Dematic iQ can help.
What is Unique about Dematic iQ?
SCALABLE - Dematic iQ is a scalable Warehouse Execution System (WES) software solution that can run a wide range of operations from a simple conventional warehouse to a highly automated, multi-facility enterprise. It’s a fulfilment solution that can grow with you as your business grows.
Scalable Functionality: Dematic iQ is easily configurable to handle basic functionality such as work flow execution and machine control, scaling all the way to include planning, optimisation, and order management.
Scalable Across Varied Environments: With Dematic iQ, you can control your logistics processes in manual, mechanized, or automated environments. The software accommodates simple “point solutions” (such as voice and light-directed activities) as well as mechanized convey/sort configurations or automated solutions that may include technologies such as unit load and mini load AS/RS, shuttles, AGVs, and robotics.
System Accuracy: Scan validation functionality throughout all processes tracks inventory and load movement by piece, case, tote, or pallet. Cycle counting and weigh checking confirm your inventory and order accuracy.
FLEXIBLE - Dematic iQ’s modular architecture supports a range of applications from simple WCS (Warehouse Control System) functionality that simply manages automated equipment to a full blown WES system that can replace most if not all of your WMS platform and manage all aspects of your operations from receiving to shipping. As a single platform/vendor solution, Dematic iQ can eliminate costly IT integration and maintenance costs associated with multiple software platforms while providing superior operational value.
Intelligent - Dematic iQ is designed to make the best use of your space, labour, and equipment so you can get your orders out accurately, on time and on budget. Sophisticated proprietary algorithms and optimisation strategies developed using Dematic’s Distribution Science® methodology give you the consistency of high-performance and the agility to pivot in real time when your conditions change.
Dematic iQ improves use of space, equipment, and people to get the most out of these resources by reducing the cost per transaction. With it, you can
- Reduce cycle times
- Increase pick efficiency
- Shorten operator travel times
- Decrease material and shipping costs
- Use your storage space more effectively and possibly reduce your storage footprint
Space Optimisation: Dematic iQ improves automation efficiency with algorithms that match product characteristics and storage conditions with the physical layout of your operation. For example, dynamic slotting guarantees high throughput while increasing storage density.
Labour Optimisation: Advanced algorithms process task requirements and resource availability, allowing you to assign tasks on a dynamic basis. For example, Dematic iQ maximizes pick efficiency by reducing pick face visits and travel time between picks.
Equipment Optimisation: Manage material handling equipment. Dematic iQ algorithms dynamically balance workloads to improve system performance, optimise sorting, and reduce facility costs.
FAST – Dematic iQ is a real-time solution that uses advanced Continuous Flow logic, which, unlike “wave-based” and “wave-less” solutions, evaluates orders immediately upon receipt and processes them based on their urgency and most effective use of labour, inventory and equipment. Urgent orders can be shipped on time without costly expediting.