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ProMat 2015: There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Cat

By Clint Reiser

March 25,  2015

There is more than one way to skin a cat. And the fat cat at ProMat is the high-volume of small, multi-line item orders being fulfilled by today’s distribution operations. ProMat 2015 has 808 exhibitors (and 35,000 attendees), so It’s difficult to boil down such a large and diverse set of offerings to one concept, but the changing fulfillment requirements driven by e-commerce is the closest thing to it. The warehouse automation and software vendors at ProMat address these requirements from many different angles, as distinct fulfillment requirements are best addressed by different technologies and approaches. Providers are highlighting the adaptability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness of their solutions. This is in contrast to the heightened focus that was placed on throughput in the past. Clearly efficiencies and throughput are objectives, but they are being attained through different approaches.

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