Model Based Implementations
Simple Distribution Center
Lot Traceable Distribution Center
In the typical lot traceable warehouse there are a number of key aspects that need to be managed to ensure that the oldest lots are picked and distributed first. Also, there is an aspect of expiry date control to ensure that any product nearing its expiry date is highlighted and sold on a discount basis before it expires.
RFID KANBAN SOLUTION
The Kanban solution is an advanced solution developed for repetitive manufacturing operations which are looking to take their existing manual Kanban system to the next level.
All component warehouses, raw material warehouse, and finished goods warehouses are operated as normal in the “traditional” WMS processes. In other words, PO receipt or Sales order picking is run in a normal WMS environment as described in the Simple DC model above.
ADVANCED CONVEYOR & VOICE PICKING
MHE DIRECTED DC
AREA-BASED PICKING DC
The Area Based DC is similar to the MHE model but is different in the sense that the released picking slips are automatically released to each area of the warehouse. In other words, if we have a very large warehouse we may structure the warehouse with 8 or 10 areas. Within each area, we would have multiple zones and within the zines multiple bin locations.