GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Siemens Logistics and Assembly Systems introduces SortDirector® version 5.0, software for advanced material flow in the automated distribution-center environment. SortDirector, a Warehouse Control System (WCS) software package, provides strategic routing and sorting of cartons or containers within a conveying and sorting system.
The modular software is designed to optimize container movement through order-selection zones, provide real-time control of the sorters, and provide shipping-consolidation functionality. SortDirector 5.0 includes expanded features for optimizing the routing of cartons through order-fulfillment zones, wave planning tools, split-case planning, pick-ticket and label printing, and ostentation logic for reverse-route trailer loading.
"SortDirector operates in conjunction with light- and voice-directed picking systems to provide an integrated solution from order fulfillment to shipping," says George Feigley, director of Software Application Engineering for Siemens L&A.
SortDirector runs on a standard PC, utilizes the Windows® operating system, and comes with a standardized interface to WMS software packages.
To request a SortDirector demo CD, visit www.logisticsassembly.siemens.com, or call 1-877-725-7500.
Siemens Logistics and Assembly Systems Inc. (Siemens L&A) is one of Siemens' operating companies in the United States. With its headquarters in Grand Rapids, Mich., Siemens L&A is a leading supplier of logistics and factory automation systems. As a systems integrator, Siemens L&A supplies a full range of products and services, from individual products and systems to complete turnkey facilities as a general contractor. It consists of four business units: Distribution and Industry, Postal Automation, Airport Logistics and Electronics Assembly. The Siemens L&A Group worldwide has approximately 10,000 employees and a business volume of around $2.8 billion. For more information: www.usa.siemens.com/logisticsassembly.