To achieve logistics efficiency (profit) in the wholesale sector, it is essential to seek automation of manual processes, the best warehouse layout, optimization of company resources (people, equipment, and area) and inventory accuracy through inventories. The day-to-day operations directly impact the quality and speed of delivery to customers. In addition, we are talking about processes involving a large amount of SKUs and high number of movements in the DC, which requires a monitoring of operations in real time, or what we call visual management, after all, any deviation needs to be notified before it jeopardizes the entire logistics process.
What WMS RX does for your distribution center
Let WMS Rx coordinate the flow and workforce.
Operations performed manually are susceptible to errors and waste of time, in addition to demanding a lot from the manager, who needs to closely monitor each task by checking that it is being performed well. With WMS Rx it is possible to automate multiple steps of the logistics process in a distribution center. The system itself directs the activities of each employee (active call) and indicates the correct equipment to be used, based on parameters aimed at gains in efficiency. The goal is to strategically leverage each other’s workforce, whether operators or managers. The operators are in charge of performing the actions indicated by the system, while the managers channel their experience to more important issues.
Many products, several addresses. Where to make allocations in order to gain productivity?
WMS Rx defines this for you. Through an efficient addressing tool, the system determines the best storage location of each product, considering its specific characteristics and its turnover, and always seeking the strategic use of spaces and the least movement within the DC. With process automation and intelligent addressing, following storage and separation rules, your productivity is high, and your inventory stays organized.
The right technology for resource optimization.
Each movement and task performed within a DC has a cost. And there’ s nothing fairer than seeking the support of smart technology that allows the optimization of resources. This is what WMS RX does for your company, through the call tool active, which automatically chooses who will perform each task according to the sector in which it operates and the equipment it uses. The system also relies on Kanban, which generates tasks always based on a priority order and only when it really needs to be executed. To make your warehouse even more efficient, WMS Rx also groups orders, associating the collection of products located at nearby addresses to reduce the number of accesses and decrease the separation time and the route taken.
How accurate is your inventory?
Inventory Accuracy is the index that tells you how much your physical inventory is equal to your inventory in the system. And this information is essential both for the Purchasing/Production team – which seeks optimal inventory levels in the warehouse, after all, we are talking about invested capital of the company – as well as for the Sales team, because the disruption of orders can mean loss of a definitive customer, in addition to loss of the sale. Furthermore, inventory discrepancies lead to discrepancies in orders that go to the customer or even require rework, which is a major obstacle to meeting targets. With WMS Rx, you will have a set of inventory models ideal for both routine quality inspections and warehouse movement monitoring.
It’s true: what can’t be measured, can’t be improved.
This is how WMS Rx was built and is always evolving. The manager needs to have the operation information literally in hand, such as KPIs and reports showing how things are going, and what needs to be improved. However, it is essential that the system also helps to avoid deviations that can be easily identified, such as possible delays and breaches in orders if there is no replenishment, among others. With WMS Rx, you will have a diversity of KPIs and reports, and not just that: rely on the system to warn you of risks through Notifications and Visual Management. Click here and find out more.