Use INTEGRA® Warehouse and Logistics to optimize your processes and ensure that you are always able to deliver your products while at the same time keeping stock levels to a minimum, without a greater manual workload. The automation and handling of goods based on mobile data devices improve process quality and accelerate the processing of flows of goods.
Companies today face huge logistical challenges as customer demands constantly increase in terms of goods delivery, type of picking, and delivery times. That’s why efficient processing of customer orders in logistics with integrated route planning comes as standard with INTEGRA®. The INTEGRA® logistics modules are used to plan deliveries and assign them to corresponding routes and arrival sequences. The scheduled
route is graphically displayed on a user-friendly map view. Target and actual values for routes are checked through the subsequent recording of routes and delivery notes. This information is provided in different reports and dashboards in INTEGRA® with corresponding KPIs. This way cost factors right down to individual customer costs can be determined. If you have a commission rule or piece rate agreement in place with your drivers, these can be automatically taken into account by the INTEGRA® modules. Route planning is supported by the graphical display and a precalculation of logistics costs.
Many companies use a separate software solution for warehousing and picking and then integrate this solution in their ERP system via an interface. But every interface is service-intensive and prone to errors. Every time either software is updated, the interfaces for both have to be closely examined.
That’s why we integrated warehouse, picking, and forklift control in INTEGRA® – without interfaces. Warehouse, picking, and forklift control allows for an entire warehouse with forklifts and pickers to be organized and managed. Forklift orders are created when complete pallets are relocated or transferred for replenishment orders. The forklift driver receives the corresponding orders with a recommended predefined priority and can work through these orders.
Orders for partial quantities are provided as “picking orders.” The processing sequence can be manually overridden at any time. The warehouse dispatcher has a constant overview of current actions and order progress via a control console. This module is usually supplemented with the use of mobile devices.
Mobile warehouse management is added to the warehouse control module in the form of a forklift dialogue that is specially optimized for mobile touch screens. These industrial PCs are wirelessly connected to the server. The corresponding forklift instructions are suggested for processing one after the other. Quantity corrections can be made directly on the display. All operation is carried out using function keys and buttons that appear as needed.
During quality inspection, the results of the defined inspection procedure or criteria are checked, recorded, and documented. All of the items and inspection procedures to be checked, such as temperature, color, appearance, etc., are displayed and processed during the quality inspection. After each inspection procedure, an automatic warehouse transfer posting can be performed (e.g. from the QA warehouse to a sales warehouse) and a shipping code lock (status) can be set for negative inspection results or inspections that have not been performed.
The work performance of employees in the warehouse can also be incentivized with a picking commission. This allows you to motivate employees and achieve greater quality in your processes, as you can define any number of KPIs here.