VARGO Awarded Contract to Design and Implement Lean Distribution Center for a West Coast Clothing and Accessory Retailer

HILLIARD, OH (July 18, 2012) – VARGO was recently awarded a contract by the global clothing and accessory retailer, to design and implement a lean, pull based ecommerce distribution center. At the heart of the turn-key lean distribution design is VARGO’s warehouse control system (WCS) called COFE™.

COFE is an acronym for Continuous Order Fulfillment for Ecommerce and is the first and only commercially available warehouse control system (WCS) that processes distribution center orders by applying “lean” methodologies to the order fulfillment process. In affect this creates a waveless type operation. It is typically installed between the warehouse management system (WMS) and the material handling subsystems, to expand the capabilities of the WMS. COFE integrates order management, machine control and labor to efficiently pull orders through the distribution center in a continuous flow.

In addition, VARGO will be procuring and integrating all the storage needs, conveyor, order fulfillment technologies, piece and shipping sorters, and traditional material handling equipment for this facility’s ecommerce operation. The new system is targeted to go-live in August, 2012.