Come to logistics 4.0 and rely on our expertise
If one word must be used to summarize the main characteristic of MHA, this word is: innovation. From the very beginning, MHA has always looked for the best way to apply technology as much as possible in the design of its logistics solutions, for each business model, in order to get the information generated by clients’ products more easily, quickly and at the lowest possible cost.
With this culture of technological advancement oriented to business and believing that information was really the most precious asset for any business, in 2003 MHA started to try to find a way to transform its WMS (warehouse management system), arMHAzena, into a tool with easier access to information and that would not be connected to one single company, stock or distribution center, but one that could be installed anywhere on the planet, and with remote access, could connect to other systems or automation equipment such as collectors, printers, elevating platforms and conveyor belts, so the information could be accessed by different people at different places.
At that time, MHA had no idea that its investment on the product would make it suitable for the cloud concept and logistics 4.0. However, that was precisely what happened, transforming arMHAzena® into what its today: a structured product in a multidisciplinary technological environment with governance aspects about guidance per event, internet of things, ability to exchange information with other systems and equipment, and to make decisions on convenings, blocks and responses, automatically, through the system, as well as sorting logistic operation processes into services, always oriented to availability.
While not foreseeing that its tool would one day be included in all of these concepts and standards, in 2003 MHA decided that this would be the right path to follow and invested heavily on a robust and, at the same time, flexible product regarding availability of access and communication with other systems and equipment.
With eyes in the future, in 2005, two years after starting research and development, MHA managed to fulfill its vision, and its WMS arMHAzena® system was ready to be marketed, prepared for what we now call cloud platform, fitted within the standards and concepts of logistics 4.0. The system could be installed anywhere on the planet, open to multiple connections with other automation systems or equipment, managing multiple distribution centers at the same time with a single database and with rules that reached beyond the warehouse and connected the whole supply chain.
The outcome? arMHAzena®, the WMS of MHA Sistemas, has been operating for more than 12 years in the cloud, with technological standards and concepts, and a multidisciplinary concept that makes logistics 4.0 take place in a natural way, when the product is used in all instances of control and management, not only managing the stock or distribution center; but also managing the whole supply chain, tracking delivery or collection of items shipped and also the whole resupply of the chain process, managing stocks at the point of order in the hands of third parties, in the hands of a supplier / client, approval workflow, retail; connecting people, processes, equipment, decision making, and using several algorithms that assess information processed inside the tool and choose independently to adjust processes.
For MHA, the concept of logistics 4.0 that integrates managerial communication and independent automation is the achievement and realization of what was conceived twelve years ago, to market an excellent product, that still remains in constant, quick and structured evolution both in relation to infrastructure, which enables the concept of logistics 4.0 to work, and in relation to the culture of companies and people, who accept and believe that interconnectivity and decision making by autonomous systems, based in artificial intelligence, are safe and highly effective.