Hot shots distribution goes paperless with the visualization of WarehouseOS®

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, August 14, 2015 — Warehouse Mobile Solutions, a Logistics Solutions provider, has completed the installation of its Tablet Directed, Barcode/Order Fulfillment Solution, WarehouseOS®, “WOS®” at Hot Shots Distributing located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Utilizing the latest version of WOS, Version 2.0, fully integrated with Hot Shots ERP system, order fulfillment and inventory management are now a paperless process.

After an extensive search to find a software solution capable of providing full inventory control and the ability to fulfill customer orders utilizing visualization without the need of cumbersome hand- held scanners, Hot Shots Distributing “Hot Shots” selected WarehouseOSTM for their warehouse management solution.  With Hot Shots increasing sales growth and the expansion of new product lines it became critical to eliminate paper for picking and move to a barcode picking system. The implementation of WarehouseOSTM made this possible as items can now be quickly scanned and verified utilizing a small blue tooth scanner connected to an iPad® mounted on their mobile picking carts incorporating a quick disconnect system.  In addition actual images of each product are displayed on the tablet screen so pickers can clearly identify the correct product.

The WarehouseOSTM software was integration with Hot Shots ERP system to distribute customer orders directly to warehouse personnel for highly efficient order fulfillment and extremely accurate inventory management.  As a result of this fully integrated solution Hot Shots can rapidly fulfill orders by picking with full product visualization.   The integration to Hot Shots ERP software was done utilizing the powerful API’s of the WarehouseOSTM software which can typically be seamlessly integrated into your facility within a few weeks.

A new feature added to the WarehouseOSTM product which has been implemented for Hot Shots is our Metrics Leader Board. This leader board is displayed on a larger screen LCD mounted in the warehouse (or on a laptop monitor in a supervisor’s office) giving full visibility of the progress of orders on an hourly basis. The metrics leader board was customized for Hot Shots to show the overall progress of orders to be fulfilled for both the current day in addition to all orders in queue. As units are picked by operators the total quantity is displayed in real time on an hour per hour basis throughout the day.  If the number of orders to be shipped for the entire day will not be achieved based on the current hourly rate, the hourly progress bar turns red indicating to the pickers they are falling behind. In addition an image of each operator is displayed on a scrolling bar indicating their overall units picked for the day and average units picked per hour. The operator with the highest hourly rate is highlighted in red, indicating to the other operator’s who is the fastest picker for the day. This feature can be utilized to reward high achieving employees and incentivize others to improve their picking rates.

The Warehouse Mobile Solutions system implemented for Hot Shots incorporates 10 iPads  mounted in our New Lite injection molded enclosures utilizing a quick disconnect system and 16 mobile picking carts, each equipped with a swivel bracket designed to accept the iPad  Lite enclosures. This unique design allows operators to store and pick products without the use of paper or cumbersome hand-held mobile terminals. Operators simply scan items and locations as directed by the mounted tablet devices. The tablets are controlled wirelessly by a system manager, Tablet DirectorTM, which releases orders, schedules operators activities, and tracks in-process orders throughout the entire order fulfillment process.

For more information regarding Warehouse Mobile Solutions and its logistics solutions offerings, contact Sam Stringham, at or (801) 266.8881 ext. 8026 or visit us at