Slotting capability is the ability of your warehouse automation software (i.e., WMS/ WES / WCS) to track the velocity of each item over time, monitor any changes in velocity, and make automated slotting decisions in a dynamic storage environment to change slotting and optimize it. It’s the capabilities within your software to maintain the initial slotting and improve it as business demands change.
This continuous improvement of slotting capabilities is especially advantageous for organizations that are dynamic, and it is critical for ones with seasonal demand changes. For example, e-commerce often changes dramatically in the fourth quarter. The warehousing software system needs the necessary architecture and functionality to manage these seasonal changes and keep the business efficiently slotted throughout the year.