enVista Shares Industry Expertise During Educational Sessions at MODEX 2018

enVista CEO Jim Barnes will give presentations on differentiating supply chain systems and thriving in the age of Amazon


enVista, a leading global consulting and software solutions firm, announces today that it will share supply chain industry insights during two presentations at MODEX 2018, a conference that brings together leading manufacturing, distribution and supply chain professionals.

enVista CEO, Jim Barnes, will present two educational sessions at the show which takes place April 9 – 12 in Atlanta. The details of the sessions include:

  • Title: WMS vs. WCS vs. WES
    Date: Monday, April 9 (1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.)
    Location: Theater G
    Description: Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) enable companies to hard allocate inventory based upon order demand, whereas Warehouse Control Systems (WCS) manage the flow of materials traveling on material handling equipment within the warehouse, and Warehouse Execution Systems (WES) orchestrate the flow of work within the warehouse. Yet, many companies struggle with where each technology option fits into their distribution strategy.
  • Title: Retail Success in the Age of Amazon: Leveraging People, Processes, and Technology to Thrive
    Date: Tuesday. April 10 (10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.)
    Location: Theater A
    Description: The retail industry is on pace to close more than 9,000 stores this year in the United States – even more than were closed during the Great Recession of 2008. Many omni-channel and brick and mortar retailers, however, are finding success competing against e-commerce giants. With the right systems, facilities and distribution network improvements, retailers can shift their focus away from merely surviving to thriving in the age of Amazon.

“The lines have become blurred between some of the most common supply chain execution systems – WMS, WCS and WES – making it difficult to determine the best solution approach. I look forward to helping MODEX attendees pinpoint the differences between systems and determine which system, or combination of systems, will best meet their unique needs,” said Barnes.

Barnes added, “In my second session, I’ll discuss the strategies that retailers can leverage to maintain a competitive advantage over e-commerce giants through a unified customer experience across all channels.”

In addition to presenting, enVista will also exhibit at MODEX. Thought leaders from enVista’s supply chain solutions and facility design/build groups will be on hand to walk through enVista’s solutions portfolio, customized DC design methodology, and to answer any questions.

For more information about enVista at MODEX, visit booth B2321. For more information about enVista, visit www.envistacorp.com.