Am I a Control guy? You know, like those people that feel like they have to control absolutely everything.
Some opinions differ, I am sure, but I don’t think so.
I would say I am very much about strong cooperation and, even more so, coordination. So, when it comes to complicated WMS integrations, which include conveyor systems and other automation, that’s what I am after – a bit more cooperation and coordination between the execution elements.
We are making progress. 3 high-profile jobs, 3 women as our technical leads.
I am proud to say (yet, in 2017, really shouldn’t have to make the point) that our next 3 Warehouse Management System (WMS) go-lives, between now and mid-summer, will all be led by female technical leads. It is actually a coincidence – but not an accident.
About 5 years ago, I made a strong statement to our hiring folks: “Quit just hiring guys that look like they grew up in their parent’s basement”. It drew a chuckle. But I was dead serious.
Cartonization, or the process of finding the best sized cartons for less-than-case items, is a sort of Rubik’s Cube exercise that can be difficult to validate.
The microservices approach to functionality is really what I was after in MOCA. But, back in 1993 when we designed it, we just did not have the technology to describe this or a structural way to do it. So, over the years, MOCA components (and it is worse in most other WMS offerings) have too […]
A good WMS has its hands on everything going on. So, you’d think it would be easy to get at data, right?
Well, in a crazy twist of fate, many of them take the position of “The WMS knows all, but tells little”.