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Material Flow Control – Warehouse Control Software

Future-proof your system with our warehouse control system software for precise and effective management and movement of goods within your warehouse. Create a competitive advantage through material flow control that is optimally adapted to your business needs.

Breathe MFC is a cost efficient and flexible alternative to your incumbent system. It will act as middleware between the critical host system and machine automation systems, saving your business up to 50% on annual system support costs.


The Benefits:

  • Reduce the cost of your current support contract by up to 50%
  • Significantly reduce lead times & costs for any size system modifications
  • Realise ROI within 1 year or less
  • Local and flexible service provider, offering 24/7 support for both MFC and PLC code
  • Update legacy platforms ensuring improved security, in particular against Windows XP machines or server 2008 r2 hacker risks
  • Access to experiences design consultants

How it works…

Create simple and flexible control and coordination of material flows within your warehouse. 
  • Material Flow Control will interface with various software & host systems
  • Connects to existing technology recognising complete structure of transport systems
  • Collects and analyses movement date and performance indicators
  • Creates efficient workflows for optimal usage of time
  • Configurable interfaces allow users to view details of items sorted, where it has come from and it’s destination
Case Study

Case Study

This retail giant needed to harness warehouse automation to ensure its distribution centres could support the rapid growth of its omni-channel and subscription business.

Our warehouse consultants used Breathe Technologies’ warehouse management software to transform order packing and material flow and deliver an ‘industry first’ automated prescription fulfilment solution.

We have a really good working relationship with Breathe Technologies. The implementation of warehouse automation systems and warehouse management software has delivered significant benefits, the team did this both on time and within the agreed budget.

Ben Ainsworth, Facilities Manager, Pets at Home Pets at Home


  • The UK’s leading pet care business with annual revenues of over £1.3 billion (FYE 2022).
  • Distribution centres in Northampton and Stoke-on-Trent central to the success of its omni-channel and subscription-based growth.
  • 22% year-on-year growth in cross-channel shopping required warehouse automation to quickly deliver increased capacity, efficiency and productivity.
  • The warehouse automation solution needed to accommodate growing demand for subscription products with more complex quality control and fulfilment requirements.
  • There was a risk that time-consuming manual processes and limited flexibility of legacy warehouse management system (WMS) could limit growth opportunities and impact customer service levels.


  • New technology-enabled warehouse processes and systems to fully automate order packing.
  • Pick software module auto-segregates and validates orders.
  • Pack software module streamlines and speeds up processes.
  • Material Flow Control capability intelligently optimises warehouse conveyor routing and automated sortation.
  • Seamless integration between automation hardware, our warehouse management software and the host warehouse management system (WMS).
  • Realtime capture, analysis and reporting of key performance data.
  • 24/7 software and mechanical support package to maintain uptime.


  • 300% increase in throughput just two months after implementation of the warehouse automation solution.
  • 100% Return on Investment (ROI) in 18 months.
  • Maximised capacity to handle 88,000 orders per week.
  • Increased accuracy whilst reducing manual process and QC checking.
  • Reduced labour requirement for temporary staff during peak periods.
  • Extended lifespan and reduced costs of legacy warehouse management system (WMS), conveyors and barcode readers.
  • Enhanced visibility and insights around system and automation performance.
Pets at Home Warehouse Automation