Distribution Facility Software optimizes material flow.

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Director® IT is suite of software and controls for managing/optimizing material and information flow in warehouse, production, or distribution center. Sort Director optimizes carton routing/sorting, while Pick Director coordinates order fulfillment needs with Sort Director. Staging Director aids material flow across unit load transport, System Manager provides real time system status/monitoring information, and Performance Manager BI tool helps users make strategic operational decisions.

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Dematic Releases Latest Version of Director IT Software Suite

Software Suite works to optimize material flow and operational performance within a distribution facility

Grand Rapids, Mich., Thursday, June 12, 2008 - Dematic, a leader in logistics automation solutions, systems and service, has released the latest version of the company's Director® IT suite of software, designed to optimize a company's use of Dematic's material handling equipment and related operations.

Director IT is an integrated, modular, and scalable suite of software and controls for managing and optimizing material and information flow in the warehouse, production, or distribution center. Seamless integration to upper-level WMS and ERP systems provides strategic control over the entire warehouse.

"Today's material handling automation solutions involve much more than just nuts and bolts and steel and aluminum," said Rick Nichols, product manager with Dematic. "They are becoming increasingly sophisticated and contain multiple components that need to work together in harmony. Dematic's Director IT suite brings all these elements together under a single screen and pairs the software components required for today's sophisticated material handling solutions with our conveying, sorting, automatic storage and retrieval, as well as voice and lights-based picking products. The result is maximized throughput and efficiency of a facility."

The Dematic Director IT suite consists of:

Sort Director - Optimizes carton routing and sorting for strategic control of routing and sortation conveyor from merge and induct through the sorter for package handling applications.

Pick Director - The engine behind Dematic's voice and light picking order fulfillment. In facilities that use both lights/voice picking in conjunction with material handling automation, PickDirector coordinates order fulfillment needs with SortDirector to improve order efficiency and accuracy.

Staging Director - Controls and optimizes the material flow across unit load transport and storage technologies in an automated material handling system based software solutions for control of staging and storage functions.

System Manager - Graphical representation showing an entire material handling system for central access to real time system status and monitoring information. Color coded conveyor and equipment layouts show the real-time running status of all equipment and related control cabinets and IT systems. With integrated web cameras, product manuals, bill of materials and trouble shooting guides, System Manager makes it easier to maintain your system.

Performance Manager - Business Intelligence tool to record and report on operational KPIs and displays them in a user configurable graphical dashboard allowing managers to make strategic operational decisions. Aggregates performance data and Key performance indicators (KPIs) are stored and used for optimizing warehouse and DC operations. This information can be used at the corporate level across all of your DCs.

The entire Director suite is integrated using shared common components and accessible using a web-based browser and a single login.

The Director IT suite was developed based on Dematic's many years of material handling experience and based on the knowledge of thousands of systems worldwide.

About Dematic Corp. - Based on a rich tradition of over 70 years of worldwide industry expertise in creating logistics results and more than 10,000 systems installed worldwide, Dematic Corp is the world's leading supplier of logistics automation solutions, systems and service.

Beginning with Rapistan's rich history from gravity conveyors to automated, modular conveyor and sortation solutions, Dematic now offers a full range of engineered and highly configurable system solutions that optimize warehousing and distribution operations. With Dematic, companies can reduce distribution costs, maximize overall logistics efficiencies, and increase the operating speed of their supply chain.

Dematic is a global company with operations in 22 countries around the world. Its North American headquarters is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For genuine Rapistan conveyor system parts, or more Dematic information, visit www.dematic.us.

John Clark
Manager of Marketing
Dematic Corp.
507 Plymouth Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Office: +1.616.913.7287
Mobile: +1.616.690.3009


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