Use cases

What can flexibility do for you?

PorterLogic is a flexible technology layer that helps you reduce costs by adding functionality to your systems previously only possible through custom modifications

Kitting & Combinations

Navigating customer compliance requirements in the retail and wholesale space can necessitate entire teams in your organization. It is becoming more commonplace for retailers to require kits or combinations of products. Whether you look at brick-and-mortar operations like Costco or e-commerce giants like Amazon, suppliers must combine products into common packaging before shipping. WMS’s traditionally do not handle VAS well. And yes, you can add a separate work order system, but now you have to keep the two systems in sync.

With PorterLogic, you can layer on top of your WMS to create the kitting or other value-added service functionality you need, without the need to keep a separate system in sync.

WCS Divert Balancing

For everything good that warehouse automation does for our lives, the systems that control automated material handling systems are typically not known for their configurability and are not meant to perform complicated decision-making logic. Plus, most WMS's MHE logic is also inflexible, making it difficult to achieve desired outcomes. 

PorterLogic can intelligently integrate your WMS and WCS, adding that extra layer of custom logic in between. So when you run a promotion and add a promo item to every outbound carton, you can balance diverts so that the promo lane doesn't get jammed while other lanes sit idle.

Enhanced Putaway Logic

Storage of perishable products comes with a wide variety of requirements that affect putaway. Raw meats cannot be located above vegetables. Fish products cannot be stored next to consumer packaged goods. The list goes on. These fine-grain requirements often surpass a WMS's ability from configuration alone. 

Use PorterLogic to implement custom putaway logic that interfaces with your WMS to determine the right location for a pallet.

Receiving Data Capture

What happens if your largest customer says they are implementing a new set of safety compliance requirements? You will now be required to report farm of origin, receiving trailer temperature, and a whole host of other information You could either implement manual processes that often can result in human errors that lead to chargebacks, or you could pay for a custom system modification to capture that data during your receiving process that will take months to develop and thousands of dollars. 

Or, you could use PorterLogic to simply drag-and-drop new fields onto your receiving screens and map those fields directly into your WMS.

Real-Time UOM Conversion

Most warehouse management systems have some configurability when it comes to units of measure, but if you stray too far outside of the norm, and everything falls apart. These constraints make packaged WMS's difficult for companies that make products measured in length, not units or cases. 

PorterLogic can be the glue between your off-the-shelf software and your unique business requirements and could be set up to convert UOMs in real-time, automatically.

Disperate System Integration

Even the most well-intentioned technology teams end up with multiple systems. Whether you have layered in new software over time, or perhaps you acquired a business unit that ran a different ERP, it is exceedingly common for supply chains to use multiple systems. Making those systems communicate is a real hassle, and despite the plethora of integration systems out there, getting systems to talk to each other is still a challenge. 

Using our workflow-based approach, PorterLogic can automatically generate common endpoints that connect all your systems and allow you to create functional screens on top of those connections all in the same system.

What do you want your systems to do?

Gain flexibility in your warehousing and logistics operations to fulfill more customer demand, reduce system maintenance costs, and retain more employees