Körber unveils Unified Control System (UCS) to optimize end-to-end material flows

The supply chain industry sees a growing adoption of technologies in the warehouse, which still tend to operate detached from the broader logistics network. Körber’s UCS overcomes this as a first-of-its-kind solution to orchestrate different warehouse technologies throughout the facility, including AMR, voice, and mixed portfolios of material handling equipment.

Sean Elliott, EVP and CTO Software at Körber Business Area Supply Chain notes: “Supply chain executives consistently name software, hardware and technology integration as one of their top five challenges. The unique capabilities of Körber’s UCS enable tailored deployments and streamline upgrades of an array of warehouse technologies – all in one place – to best support operations. This results in increased throughput, improved ROI and reduced system cost.”

The UCS provides a single solution to optimize inbound and outbound workflows. It leverages warehouse management system (WMS) data to analyze inventory and resource availability and automatically allocates tasks to AMRs, people or MHE, based on their suitability, destination and current workload. This brings unrivaled value:

  • One vendor-neutral solution to manage and control an unparalleled depth of technologies. The UCS optimizes task assignments and material flow end-to-end, boosting throughput and productivity.
  • A unique depth of technology integration. Businesses gain unprecedented levels of control and adaptability, ensuring technologies adjust to operational requirements (and not vice versa).
  • Truly vendor-neutral warehouse control system (WCS) capabilities manage mixed portfolios of warehouse automation systems and effectively address the automation requirements of semi and fully automated warehouses.

General availability of the UCS will be the first quarter of 2023.