Warehouse management is the complete process of handling and supervising all day-to-day operations of a warehouse. Warehouses are the backbone linking manufacturing and supply chain operations as they are responsible for holding all the material used or produced in those processes, from raw materials and sub-components to finished goods. A Warehouse Management System (WMS) is used to ensure that goods and materials move through warehouses in the most efficient and cost-effective way. A WMS handles many functions that enable these movements by utilizing barcode reading to identify items. The WMS also provides real-time visibility into an organization's inventory at any time and location, whether in a facility or in transit. Finally, a WMS enables end-to-end traceability of goods, a vital part of e-commerce and essential for meeting regulatory compliance in certain industries.
The main processes in warehouse management in intralogistics are:
Check-in and logging of incoming items. Verification that the right goods are received, of the correct quantity, of sufficient quality, and at the right time.
Safe storage of the received goods and logically arranging inventory while pre-arranging for effective later picking.
Picking is the collection of all the items needed to process and fulfil orders.
Packing prepares the picked items for shipment. They must be safely packed into the correct packaging including an accurate packing slip.
- Inventory tracking
Inventory tracking is the monitoring of stock levels, providing full visibility of which goods are present in the warehouse and their exact quantities and locations.
Shipping out finalized orders, ensuring that they are on the right vehicle, at the right time, with accurate documentation, and guaranteeing that customers receive the correct goods on time.
A warehouse management system must provide operational and inventory reports of all operations in the warehouse including accuracy of order fulfilment orders, operational efficiency, timely shipping of orders, and additional key performance indicators.
DATALOGIC SOLUTIONS FOR WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT FOR INTRALOGISTICS
Effective inventory tracking can be achieved using barcode technology. This simplifies the overall inventory lifecycle process and ensures that products are tracked and accounted for at every location. The tracking of individual items is an end-to-end process and flags any missing or stolen products, thus keeping accurate inventory records. The data collection ensures maximum usage of stock and high efficiency, so that stocks can be replenished in a timely manner, avoiding costly mistakes or delays. Modern database technology and cloud computing are used to track very large volumes of information, thus letting companies manage large inventory stocks in their warehouses while maintaining productivity and efficiency.
Datalogic solutions include:
For increased employee picking efficiency. Operators can enjoy the advantage of using both hands while picking and moving items.
- Memor 10
The powerful all in one companion for direct interface to the WMS, and a scan engine for easy scanning of products.
- PowerScan 9500
The world-famous handscanner with Green Spot technology. Long-range scanning and wireless technology ensure operators have an easy job in scanning and identifying products.
- Rhino II
Rugged vehicle mount computers with large touch screens and IP65/67 ratings for use in the toughest warehouse environments. Easy WMS and handheld scanner integration for easy and efficient use.
- Skorpio X5
One of the best rugged PDT money can buy. Perfect for both indoor and outdoor use and helps staff continued productivity even during long and demanding work shifts.
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Each of the above warehouse management solutions above from Datalogicoffers multiple options and benefits to meet and exceed the needs of our customers. Key benefits include:
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