New Pragmatek DC Dashboard Offers Mobile Analytics for Distribution Centers
— Proprietary business-intelligence tool maximizes warehouse productivity —
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Companies with distribution centers (DC) can now have real-time, mobile access to their key performance metrics using the new Pragmatek DC Dashboard. Available from Pragmatek Consulting Group, the DC Dashboard is a mobile analytics solution for analyzing performance and controlling productivity in warehouse operations via iPads, Androids, Windows-accessible tablets, laptops, and other mobile devices.
The proprietary business-intelligence tool developed by Pragmatek supports the most commonly used software that runs distribution centers, including voice-recognition technologies, such as Vocollect voice and other radio frequency technologies, warehouse management and control systems, enterprise resource planning systems, and labor management systems.
C-level executives, operations and warehouse managers and analysts have instant information to make faster decisions about their supply chains from anywhere on the globe with Internet connectivity.
For example, real-time monitoring of distribution center operations allows DC Dashboard users to see the productivity of warehouse pickers in a graphical format with touch-based, "drill down" capabilities to individual worker productivity. This allows supervisors to make decisions quickly to reallocate pickers in order to meet on-time shipment goals and maximize warehouse productivity of available resources.
Other key performance indicators, known as KPIs, that can be measured and accessed include: units shipped on time and in full, individual worker productivity in units picked per hour, picking accuracy/error rate, picking productivity by specific warehouse zone, and productivity comparisons across geographical service areas for each warehouse in a company's distribution network.
"In the past, data from different software programs was pulled together into an Excel spreadsheet and manipulated by analysts, which took days or weeks to produce reports," explains Steve Bloom, Pragmatek's CEO. "The beauty of this new tool is the ability to gain real-time updates on what's happening within the four walls of one or multiple distribution centers from a mobile device."
As a Vocollect partner, Pragmatek provides voice-activated technology and implementation services to improve worker productivity of distribution and supply chain centers, manufacturers, and grocery and convenience stores.
Based in Minneapolis, Pragmatek offers SAP services, supply chain consulting, and enterprise performance management. The firm works with clients to design and implement operational, supply chain, business intelligence, and voice-directed warehouse software applications to gain and sustain a competitive advantage. For more information, visit www.pragmatek.com
SOURCE Pragmatek Consulting Group