Slotting capability is the capability of your WMS, WCS, WES to have the necessary requirements to track the velocity of each item over time, the changes in velocity of each item, and to also make automated slotting decisions in a dynamic storage environment to change slotting and optimize it. It’s the capabilities within your software to basically maintain the initial slotting and improve it as business demands change.
This continuous improvement of slotting capability is especially important for organizations that are dynamic or critical for ones with seasonal demand changes. There are many seasonal businesses, often E-commerce changes dramatically in the fourth quarter. There is seasonal activity in a number of different businesses where part of the year you may not be slotted correctly versus the other part of the year. Unless the WMS software system helps you manage that, the business will be inefficient during different seasons of the year.