January 22, 2009

Visualize this

By DC Velocity Staff

Next View Software unveiled a real-time, data-driven visualization application that it says will give users unmatched visibility deep into their warehouse and DC operations regardless of global location. The application works from real-time WMS data to build graphically detailed images of warehouse and DC events and operations in real time, the company said. For example, a supervisor located miles away from a warehouse can monitor the real-time output and performance of forklift operators throughout the network to identify potential service issues, the company said.

The software was designed, in part, to match the skill sets of so-called "millennial" distribution executives, many of whom are well versed in such graphically intense imagery through their experience with gaming.