Dan Cavanaugh, CEO & Tim Wolin, Founder and SVP of Product
With more than 23 years of experience in solving complex warehouse management and supply chain challenges, Da Vinci has established itself as a trusted partner in the logistics space. The company’s enduring success can be attributed in part to its technological edge, but that isn’t the whole story.
Since its inception, customer input has been a critical part of Da Vinci’s development. In fact, the company was founded by Tim Wolin in response to the recommendations he received from his clients during the early days of his career. While working as an engineering consultant specializing in EDI and material handling for large companies, Wolin’s clients encouraged him to build a warehouse management system (WMS). Inspired by the idea, he developed the Da Vinci WMS and released it in 1998.
For over two decades, Da Vinci has maintained its focus on soliciting and executing on customer input through a dedicated user group that provides feedback on its product roadmap. The respect they show for their customer base has consistently allowed Da Vinci to solve the thorniest problems encountered by brand owners and 3PLs.
Dan Cavanaugh, CEO of Da Vinci, says, “We have been able to build a robust, sophisticated, and flexible solution because many design ideas came directly from customers. We take great pride in partnering with our customers to develop solutions that resolve their day-to-day challenges.”
Recognizing the challenges brands face, Da Vinci goes beyond the basics of warehouse management. Da Vinci is built as a complete supply chain management suite that covers every link in the supply chain, including not only warehouse management but also transportation, yard, and labor management.
The Da Vinci WMS is a true end to-end, cloud-based solution that can be configured to meet the needs of different industries, from 3PL and e-commerce to apparel, food and beverage, and wholesale distribution.
The high-performance and reliable WMS comes with an extensive range of features, including pick and pack, trailer loading, master bill of lading, UCC128 label generation, and advanced pick ticket waves. The full gamut of features is designed to improve the efficiency of businesses while scaling and adapting to the size and complexity of their needs.
“Da Vinci is like a Swiss army knife. There are multiple ways you can execute a specific workflow with our system. We not only deliver a full breadth of solutions but also a greater depth of solution configuration compared to other systems,” says Tim Wolin, Founder and SVP of Product.
Companies of all sizes depend on Da Vinci to meet their logistical needs, from start-ups to established enterprises and everything in between. Da Vinci’s solutions allow companies to grow rapidly and reliably while avoiding the many logistical pitfalls that routinely accompany expansion.
In one instance, Da Vinci helped one of its long-standing clients deploy multiple advanced systems in their new 750,000 square foot warehouse. They recently became a foreign trading zone (FTZ) partner and needed an FTZ system integration. A sophisticated conveyor system in their new warehouse required integration with a warehouse control system (WCS) platform. Finally, they installed a new ERP system.
Da Vinci is like a Swiss army knife. There are multiple ways you can execute a specific workflow with our system. We not only deliver a full breadth of solutions but also a greater depth of solution configuration compared to other systems
Da Vinci was able to provide seamless integration between these new systems, allowing the client to operate more efficiently while up scaling operations. The client has achieved significant benefits from the fully integrated FTZ, ERP, and WCS systems, which communicate and work with the Da Vinci system in real-time.
Now that they’ve solved the existing problems in the warehouse management space, what’s next for Da Vinci? In the next few months, they plan to release an auto-wave feature. On the integration side, Cavanaugh says, “We see more and more interest in automation. We are looking to build a robust network of partners to enable clients that are in the early innings of the robotics adoption curve.” Paying close attention to customer needs and delivering tech-driven solutions that exceed those needs has been key to Da Vinci’s success for over two decades. Clearly, they don’t plan on stopping any time soon.