Posts by Curt Minerd

SencorpWhite and Minerva Associates Announce a Strategic Merger

SencorpWhite announces the acquisition of Minerva Associates, a strategic merger designed to expand SencorpWhite’s complete warehouse logistics system solutions for a global market. Sept 1, 2018 – Since 1947, SencorpWhite’s automated storage and retrieval systems have been a leader in the North American market. With Minerva’s unique software design features and White’s expertise in material…

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In-depth: Cycle Counts

Utilizing a real-time WMS like AWLview can provide substantial increases to inventory accuracy in the warehouse, especially for operations that might have previously used paper based tracking solutions.  In addition to the accuracy benefits of system-directed transactions in a paperless environment, a comprehensive cycle count program can provide another level of inventory accuracy often times demanded…

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Introducing AWLtek WCS

Cereal and milk. Pasta and sauce. Jordan and Pippin. Somethings just go hand in hand. Introducing AWLtek warehouse control software, an intelligent software solution for getting the maximum benefits from your horizontal carousels, vertical carousels, vertical lift machines, ASRS equipment, light trees and sort bars, pick/put-to-light and interface to conveyor controls and sortation equipment. Material…

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Introducing AWLview WMS

After twenty seven years of industry-leading innovation and satisfied customers all over the world, change began to permeate the air around Minerva HQ.  A new look, a new push, a new attitude.  Fresh faces.  Rejuvenated faces.  Coffee fueled design meetings.  Sleep deprived design meetings.  All worthwhile. Minerva Associates is pleased to introduce AWLview, a warehouse management…

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Plantation Patterns is cushy using AWLview WMS

Plantation Patterns has chosen Minerva’s AWLview WMS software to manage their expanding warehouse operations in Calera, AL.  Partnering with longtime Minerva customer and 3PL provider Custom Marketing Services, Plantation Patterns will utilize AWLview WMS for receiving, put-away, order fulfillment and cycle counting functions for accurate distribution of fashionable and durable outdoor cushions, pillows, umbrellas and accessories…

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In-depth: Inventory Allocation

Allocating inventory for order fulfillment is a critical function for any WMS.  While often times a new-comer to WMS is highjacked by pick/pack/ship functionality, how you receive and put product away and how you allocate are equally important.  Selecting the correct product from the proper location given a plethora of variables can have a range…

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Authorized Motorola Solutions Partner

  Minerva Associates is proud to be a Motorola Solutions Mobile Solutions Channel Partner.  This allows us to resell to our clients a wide array of Motorola rugged handheld mobile computer terminals, such as the MC9190 and MC9500 series.  Many popular options such as advanced wi-fi and cellular data connectivity, 1D and 2D barcode scanning, built-in camera, and GPS…

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Story Time: Support Hijinx

Getting software support has a terrible reputation.  Sometimes we get awful support from our own software vendors.  It makes us cringe. It doesn’t have to be this way!  Of course our drive to provide outstanding support goes beyond trying to best our own experiences.  Minerva customers rely on AWL to ship product, it’s as simple as that.…

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Story Time: Quarantine by Location

I find myself reciting a lot of the same stories when I discuss features about AWLview WMS.  That’s not a complaint about repetitiveness, these are usually the kinds of stories to put a smile on your face.  It’s those real-life anecdotes that showcase how comprehensive enterprise software can help recover from an unforeseen disaster.  Case in…

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