Extended Warehouse Management

Make your warehouse operation a multi-functioning and transparent bridge in the supply chain

IExtended Warehouse Management

We are dedicated to support versatile processes and high speed warehousing to achieve faster, more efficient shipments and deliveries with minimum handling of goods and maximum throughput of orders.

Our Extended Warehouse Management solutions optimize the use of resources and maximize the efficiency of day-to-day operations. We provide advanced capabilities to reduce logistics lead times by coordinating interdependent warehouse and transportation activities. Customers using the software solutions experience increased utilization of warehouse space, increased throughput, improved perfect order fulfillment and increased inventory turns.

Warehouse Management

Implement supply chain best practices for the physical handling of goods in supply chain nodes. What makes a WMS extraordinary? With a design focus on 24/7 “Perpetual Production”, your warehouse operations will become streamlined and efficient.  Supported by best-of-breed architecture and highly sophisticated algorithms, our WMS offers superior picking and shipping control, real-time execution visibility with a multi-site, multi-client design leveraging enterprise supply chain networks and 3PL operations.  And that’s just the beginning.

Our Warehouse Management solution enables companies to implement supply chain best practices for the physical handling of goods in supply chain nodes, such as finished goods warehouses, central warehouses, distribution centers, cross-dock and flow-through centers, return centers, and local outlets.

KEY FEATURES

  • System-Directed Travel Paths
  • Sequenced Putaway and Replenishment
  • Task Assignment and Monitoring
  • Multi-Order Picking
  • Containerization
  • Space Management
  • Configurable Event-Based Alerts
  • Operational Metrics
  • FedEx, UPS and USPS Integration
  • VAS
  • Serial Number
  • Shelf-Life Monitoring
  • Kitting and Dekitting
  • Attribute Tracking
  • Mobile RF / RFID Compatible
  • Integrated Billing
  • Optimal Cost Control

HERE'S WHAT WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT CAN DO FOR YOU

  • Reduce Your Inventory Levels – Through increased visibility and communication between enterprise and warehouse applications, the need for safety stock dramatically decreases.
  • Increase Productivity – By optimizing your resources across space, equipment, appointments and staff, operations are streamlined and productivity increases.
  • Improve Delivery Reliability – From sophisticated pick wave management to mandated data collection to outbound QA checks, the order shortages, damaged goods and late shipments are significantly reduced.
  • Increase Throughput & Turnover – Inbound and outbound goods are more easily managed with extensive support of advanced shipping notice (ASN) message structures, enabling increased throughput and turnover.Flow thru and cross dock operations in conjunction with advanced shipping notices contribute to increases in both throughout and inventory turns.
  • Strengthen Transparency – With full audit capabilities, one can drill down into individual tasks, the type of task that a given worker is performing, the inventory being touched in a certain location, the receipt or order that that inventory is associated to, and all the statistics associated to that task.
  • Bolster Traceability – System mandated lot tracking during all warehouse operations improves inventory traceability from supplier delivers into storage to customer shipments.
  • Improve Workload Balancing – System directed operations ensures that workers are kept busy during their shifts, balancing the number and types of executable tasks, such as moving inventory, cycle counting and performing values added services.

Labor Management

Forecast human resource requirements, balance pick lines, and schedule the release of orders to the warehouse. Labor management is about more than just increasing the productivity of a labor force. Yes, a labor management project is probably the least risk, fastest ROI of any supply chain software project out there. But through fair and defendable standards, a facility can smooth out operations, eliminate subjective evaluations, maintain quality and safety standards and increase predictability.

Our Labor Management solution provides the information – not just the data – by enterprise, facility, department, and individually, all in user configurable presentations while maintaining the level of activity detail required to implement a successful engineered standard.

KEY FEATURES

  • Quick Start
  • Sophisticated features to expand control, accuracy, visibility and predictability
  • BestPath Distance Calculation
  • Clock-to-Clock Time
  • Cube and Weight Range Factors
  • Fatigue Factors
  • Idle Time Tracking
  • Flexible Performance Reporting
  • Real-Time Alerts and Dashboards
  • Standard, Real-Time SAP® WM Integration

HERE'S WHAT LABOR MANAGEMENT CAN DO FOR YOU

  • Forecast Better – As outbound and inbound orders are received, an user-main­tainable algorithm is envoked to forecast outstanding work.
  • Improve Your Planning – As work is released to the warehouse, standards are calculated for comparison to actuals so you can learn from experience and enforce best-practices.
  • Monitor Your Warehouse – Gain visibility into productivity in your warehouse with real-time gauges, alerts and reports for current activities. Then increase productivity by identifying process deficiencies.
  • Measure Results – Compare your historical productivity and current production with a report available for analysis, employee review and optimization. Identify top performers and those that need extra help.

Slotting Optimization

Optimize the forward product picking locations in the warehouse, driving down labor costs while increasing your order fulfillment rates. Our web-based Slotting solution can determine the optimal warehouse location for your products based on demand, historical consumption trends, dimensions, weight, and various other item and location attributes.

As demand for a product changes, so should the storage and replenishment strategies. Positioning within the warehouse is critical because travel time accounts for more than half of pick/fulfillment labor time. Slotting applications optimize the forward product picking locations in the warehouse, driving down labor costs while increasing order fulfillment rates.

KEY FEATURES

    • Automated Capacity Calculations
    • Slotting Analysis
    • Slot-by-Product Movement
    • Single or Multiple Warehouse Support
    • User-Defined Placement Rules
    • Automated Replenishment Task Generation

HERE'S WHAT SLOTTING OPTIMIZATION CAN DO FOR YOU

  • Decrease Travel Times – Because inventory is always kept at the optimal warehouse location, you save travel time and resources.
  • Optimize Space Utilization –Ensure that the right product is in the right location for optimum space utilization. Proactively move seasonal or temporary products.
  • Reduce Congestion – With foresight into slotting needs you can avoid last-minute decisions and plan for seasonal spikes to avoid congestion.
  • Flexible Configuration – Take advantage of a built-in rules engine for flexible configuration.

Yard Management

The first and last place a distribution center sees product is in the yard. But for most, the yard is a blind spot where time is wasted searching for trailers and even searching for someone to search for trailers. These delays affect warehouse productivity, impact customer satisfaction and increase costs. In fact, most shipping delays are in the yard and not on the road.

Yard Management can be deployed centrally to control many yards and gives you the visibility and control you need to simplify and accelerate all of your yard activities.

KEY FEATURES

  • Automatic Move Assignment
  • Intuitive Dashboard
  • Warehouse Management Integration
  • Thin Client
  • Automated Appointment Scheduling

HERE'S WHAT YARD MANAGEMENT CAN DO FOR YOU

  • Be Flexible – Rules-based customization available at many critical points in the overall process allows you to change dock door selection, work prioritization and appointment scheduling rules. Let carriers set their own appointments.
  • Get a Graphical View – Our graphical monitor allows you to drag and drop resources to schedule moves while a dashboard with gauges monitors yard status so you can balance workloads and performance.
  • Reduce Unnecessary Charges – With real time alerts to bring your attention to potential problems, you can reduce demurrage charges.
  • Increases Distribution Center Throughput – Store appointment schedules and yards to show the expected deliveries and content from distribution centers for proof of delivery and scheduling of staff to unload trailers at the store.

Quality Control

Maintaining quality has several aspects in warehousing - cycle counting inventory, measuring vendor performance, and checking received, picked and packed goods. Not being in control generates mistakes at all levels, as well as negatively impacting order fulfillment rates and customer service levels. From stocking levels to inventory quality statuses, warehouses have to control their inventory.

Keep track of every box, control warehouse operations and streamline quality improvement processes, all in real-time.


KEY FEATURES

  • Vendor Accuracy Checks
  • Audit Scheduling
  • Automated Holds
  • Goods Ageing Report

HERE'S WHAT QUALITY CONTROL CAN DO FOR YOU

  • Improve Stock Rotation – Automated process for stock rotation combined with goods aging reports help you to minimize stock obsolescence.
  • Increase Transparency – Increases transparency for inbound and outbound checks to discover non-compliant vendors and to identify areas for improvement.
  • Reduce Manual Processes – Automate your return process with reason/action code management and the possibility to send goods back to vendor. Schedule audits based on vendor score cards or scheduled checks.

Warehouse Automation

To get the most out of your warehouse management solution you need to operate in real-time with directed tasks and instructions to warehouse staff as well as material handling equipment. With no delays in propagating tasks or responding to requests and updates we provide solutions for RF-based handheld scanners and truck mounted equipment for voice-recognition, device and material handling integration, and for RFID.


KEY FEATURES

  • Wireless applications that interact with the warehouse management system
  • Promotes better and safer working environment
  • Integration with external automation equipment such as scales, conveyers, cranes
  • Exclusive RFID-enabling technology

HERE IS WHAT WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION CAN DO FOR YOU

  • Delivers Real-Time Responses & Updates – Because our wireless applications interact directly with the warehouse management system, everything is updated real-time.
  • Promotes Safe Work Environment – Safety is increased when users do not have to look down on papers or screens.