VARGO® and Körber Announce Alliance

VARGO®, a leading provider of material-handling systems integration, warehouse execution software and equipment solutions for major fulfilment and distribution centres, today announced an alliance partnership with Körber, the global supply chain technology leader from software to material handling automation. This alliance provides a referral program through which Körber will offer VARGO®’s Continuous Order Fulfillment Engine (COFE®) warehouse execution system (WES) and other VARGO® solutions in North America. In turn, VARGO® will provide Körber’s warehouse management system (WMS) as part of its design solutions for customers.

Körber’s industry-leading WMS, empowers quick and efficient tracking of all materials entering, being managed in and leaving the distribution centre. The WMS uniquely handles the needs of small businesses to global enterprises. This includes handling diverse day-to-day operations, rapid growth, and complex workflows requiring personalised solutions.

VARGO®’s COFE® WES manages the elements that make up the outbound workflow. It synchronises and sequences all work resources —equipment, devices and personnel — and keeps orders flowing by providing real-time visibility and controlling automation, labor and other elements. The ever-advancing growth of e-commerce has challenged companies to address both efficiency and expediency in their fulfilment centres. Just this past peak season, the top seven fulfilment centres powered by COFE® experienced a 20-percent growth from 2018 to 2019 in the number of units they processed in one peak, seven-day period after Thanksgiving.

The Körber Business Area Supply Chain is part of the international technology group Körber. Formerly Körber Logistics Systems, this consists of AberleAberle SoftwareCirrus LogisticsCohesio GroupConsoveyoDMLogicHighJump,  inconsoOtimisLanghammerRiantics and Voiteq. Based on 40+ years of experience, Körber uniquely provides an end-to-end offering for all supply chain needs, spanning software, automation, voice/vision/mobility, robotics, materials handling equipment, systems integration and consulting. The company already has proven success with thousands of companies worldwide.

 

About the Körber Business Area Supply Chain 

Supply chains are growing more complex by the day. Körber uniquely provides a broad range of proven, end-to-end supply chain solutions fitting any business size, strategy or appetite for growth. Capable of delivering not just software, but automation, voice, robotics, and materials handling – plus the expertise to tie it all together. We are a global partner not just for today, but also as the needs of supply chains continue to evolve. Conquer supply chain complexity – with Körber. The Business Area Supply Chain is part of the global technology group Körber. Find out more on www.koerber-supplychain.com.

 

About VARGO®

VARGO® is a team of mechanical and software engineers changing e-commerce operations by designing fulfillment solutions differently than anyone else in the industry. For more nearly five decades, VARGO® has worked with manufacturers, distributors and leading retailers — such as American Eagle, Gap, FashionNova, Forever21 and numerous 3PL’s — to improve their e-commerce operations and material handling systems, increase processing capacities and reduce order cycle times. VARGO® uses its proven, pull-based methodologies to create intelligent solutions for fulfillment centers and continues to be a leader in its industry by integrating robotics and automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) into its solutions. VARGO® is the only company that offers COFE® (Continuous Order Fulfillment Engine), the software that does for fulfillment what Lean did for manufacturing. For more information, visit www.vargosolutions.com.