Warehouse System Software

Warehouse automation software to unify physical and digital

Did you know that your warehouse operations could be costing you up to 40% more than they should? That’s a scary figure, but it illustrates the potential of automated warehouse management software.

Harmonised eco system

  • Without the power of warehouse automation solutions and advanced warehousing software, operations are at a significant disadvantage. This is especially so in the UK where competition and tight margins make efficient warehouse management systems a crucial part of any effective strategy.
  • Today, with the fast pace of business and demand for high service standards warehouse automation technology isn’t a luxury. It’s essential, and with the right warehouse management system (WMS) in place, operations can be streamlined, efficiency improved, and costs reduced by up to 40%.
  • At Breathe Technologies, we believe warehouse automation tools can and should fit seamlessly into your operations. We developed our Orquestr8 platform to integrate perfectly. It is a cutting-edge, AI-driven software solution which bridges the gaps between physical warehouse automation and digital solutions. The results it delivers are transformative – it is the comprehensive warehouse management system UK businesses both need and can rely on.

A smart approach to warehouse automation

Orquestr8 provides a modular and scalable approach to warehouse optimisation. It uses the best of .net microservices architecture and cloud-enabled technology. With standard connectors to both physical and digital systems, the platform offers complete visibility and control over your warehouse operations.

Read our case study to see how Ultimate Products saw a 300% increase in productivity with our automated fulfilment system driven by Orquestr8.

Take, for example, our success story with Ultimate Products, where our automated fulfilment system, powered by Orquestr8, led to a remarkable 300% increase in productivity. According to David Bloomfield, Supply Chain Director at Ultimate Products, “Breathe software has been vital in removing unnecessary complexity and making more efficient use of warehouse resources, resulting in a substantial increase in our operational speed.”

David Bloomfield, Supply Chain Director, Ultimate Products.

To optimise picking, packing and dispatch, and unlock the full potential of your warehouse, contact us today on 01925 742888.

The picking operation is key to warehouse optimisation. Often labour-intensive, especially during peak periods, and consuming up to 40% of total operational costs, it is a pivotal aspect of any warehouse management system. Automated warehouse management software, which improves pick efficiency is a must in a competitive and demanding sector.

Our solution is Orquestr8 Pick

An image showing a a warehouse with wooden pack benches along the right hand side and picking trolleys containing products on the left hand sideThis innovative pick optimisation module revolutionises the performance, control, and output of your pick function. Harnessing AI-enabled technology, Orquestr8 Pick calculates the shortest walking distances between pick locations, continuously refining routes for maximum efficiency.

In addition, Orquestr8 Pick integrates with handheld and wearable technology and other warehouse automation solutions.

Orquestr8 slashes pick effort by up to 50%, achieving:

  • Substantial reduction in time spent walking between pick faces.
  • Quicker scan and log times at pick locations.
  • Rapid onboarding for inexperienced users, facilitated by intuitive interfaces.
  • Seamless integration with picking automation tools such as AMRs and host IT systems.
  • Compatibility with handhelds and wearables, for operational efficiency.

Orquestr8’s real-time updates – accessible through a unified dashboard – are invaluable in the drive for efficient warehouse management. Orquestr8 highlights bottlenecks, inefficiencies and areas for improvement in your warehouse operation. With built-in data collection and analysis capabilities, it provides the information needed to adjust operational priorities swiftly and decisively.

For further insights into pick optimisation, check out this picking article.

The way to discover the true, full potential of your warehouse operations is by choosing Orquestr8 Pick, the key to superior performance, control, output efficiency and reduced costs.

The way to discover the true, full potential of your warehouse operations is by choosing Orquestr8 Pick, the key to superior performance, control, output efficiency and reduced costs.

Contact us today on 01925 742888.


Pack Optimisation

Within any warehouse operation, pack optimisation plays a key role in the delivery of customer satisfaction.  Packing should and can add to the customer experience – the right packaging materials, the right dimensions and accurate paperwork are of prime importance. Getting this right can be tricky and time-consuming. But with Orquestr8 Pack, the challenge is made simple.

packing solutions in an automated warehouse

Orquestr8 Pack is our pack optimisation module. It’s part of our suite of scalable warehouse management software.  From the outset, it ensures accuracy and efficiency, and it is designed to evolve as your business needs change and grow.

You’ll benefit from a smart packing process that covers everything from desktop printing to shipping-label application – including label and document design. And, like all our warehouse automation solutions, Orquestr8 Pack is built to integrate with other warehouse management systems.

Key features of Orquestr8 Pack include:

  • Integration with both manual and automated packing machinery for efficiency.
  • Management of all print interfaces, streamlining the printing process.
  • Links with host systems, for synchronisation across all warehouse functions.
  • Improved accuracy and minimized packing errors.
  • Avoid penalties or loss of business by ensuring compliant packaging and labelling.

Orquestr8’s dashboard allows you to view real-time data and provides the analysis for effective, timely decision-making.  Improved productivity, efficiency and accuracy within your packing processes will enhance customer satisfaction.

Orquestr8 Pack is just one of our solutions that can have a transformative effect on warehouse operations.

Terry Siddle, Director of Logistics and Distribution at Pets at Home, said, “Breathe’s software has enabled us to treble the number of orders we can fulfil.”

Terry Siddle, Director of Logistics and Distribution, Pets at Home.

For further insights and guidance on best practice, read our packing optimisation article. Read our packing optimisationarticle for more guidance on smart packing processes

Elevate your packing operations to new heights with Orquestr8 Pack.

Contact us today on 01925 742888.


Despatch Optimisation

Is your warehouse still bogged down by manual processes and the hassle of managing separate carrier interfaces? Are you struggling to ensure that your labels are compliant, accurate, and meeting marketplace targets?

It’s time to streamline your despatch operations with Orquestr8 Despatch.

A delivery driver in their van looking at their phoneOrquestr8 Despatch

Orquestr8 Despatch is the ultimate solution for automating carrier communication.  It’s perfect for both retailers and e-commerce organisations – of all sizes. Because the platform integrates with all major carrier systems, the need for manual data input across multiple platforms is eliminated. No more wasted time. No more costly errors.

With Orquestr8 Despatch you’ll benefit from:

  • Unified Interface: The simplicity and convenience of a single interface for all your carrier platforms.
  • Automated Data Retrieval – customer details are pulled directly from your order database, ensuring accuracy and efficiency.
  • Smart Carrier Selection: Each order is matched with the appropriate carrier, optimising shipping efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  • Automatic Label and Manifest Generation: Orquestr8 generates the correct labels and manifests for each shipment, saving time and reducing errors.
  • Comprehensive Integration: Seamless integration with both IT systems and automated machinery.

By leveraging order information, volumetrics, and product types Orquestr8 ensures a carrier strategy that aligns perfectly with your operational goals, delivering both maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

Say hello to Orquestr8 and you say hello to smoother operations and happier customers.

Ready to revolutionise your despatch processes? Contact us today on 01925 742888.


Software FAQs

What is warehouse automation software?

Warehouse automation software refers to a type of software designed to streamline and automate various processes within a warehouse or distribution centre. This software is a key component of modern supply chain management, aiming to improve efficiency, accuracy, and overall productivity in handling inventory and orders.

Implementing warehouse automation software can lead to increased accuracy, reduced operational costs, faster order fulfillment, and improved customer satisfaction. It is particularly beneficial as order volumes grow and manual systems don’t keep up.


What are the main types of warehouse automation software?

The main types of warehouse automation software cover a range of functionalities, each designed to address specific aspects of warehouse operations. Examples of the main types include

  1. Warehouse Management System (WMS): WMS focuses on managing and optimizing day-to-day warehouse operations. It includes features like inventory tracking, order processing, and picking and packing optimization.
  2. Warehouse Execution System (WES): A Warehouse Execution System (WES) is a type of software solution designed to optimize and control the real-time execution of warehouse operations. It acts as a bridge between higher-level Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and the physical automation and equipment on the warehouse floor. The primary goal of a Warehouse Execution System is to ensure that warehouse processes are carried out efficiently, accurately, and in a synchronized manner.
  3. Warehouse Control System (WCS): WCS is responsible for coordinating and controlling automated equipment and systems within the warehouse. It ensures that various automated components, such as conveyor systems, robotics, and automated guided vehicles (AGVs), work together seamlessly.
  4. Inventory Management Software: While often a component of WMS, standalone inventory management software can be used to track and manage inventory levels, locations, and movements in real-time.
  5. Slotting Optimization Software: This type of software is used to optimize the placement of products within the warehouse, taking into account factors like product velocity, picking patterns, and storage constraints.

Main benefits of using warehouse automation software?

Warehouse automation software brings a number of benefits; it streamlines and improves processes freeing manual workers to focus on more complex activities.  It’s main impact is to reduce error rates, increase efficiency and speed up throughput all while reducing the overall cost per unit.  It’s ability to communicate in real time with host IT systems enables better decision-making, improved responsiveness to changes, and enhanced control.


Can the software handle various types of inventory, including perishable goods, hazardous materials, or specialised items?

Breathe’s warehouse automation software can be applied to the everyday challenges of supply chain and warehouse management.  It’s ability to manage data in order to problem solve and improve processes can be applied to all types of inventory listed within the WMS or ERP systems of an organisation.


Can the software be customised to meet our specific workflow requirements and business processes?

Yes, Breathe Technologies specialise in providing warehouse systems and software that address the specific problems of each client as well as looking to the future and anticipating whats needed to support growth and expansion.


Does your software integrate with our existing hardware infrastructure, such as barcode scanners, RFID readers, and automated material handling equipment?

Orquestr8 from Breathe is built from our extensive understanding of automation hardware and integration across all areas of the warehouse.  Its ability to optimise and improve processes by controlling and unifying multiple physical hardware components in real time is the secret to it’s ability to deliver change and ROI quickly.


 

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