Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are becoming more popular in order fulfillment operations. Companies are realizing the benefits of automated robots moving material from one location to another, reducing or eliminating non-value added labor such as pushing carts through a warehouse. With the cost of implementing AGVs and AMRs coming down in recent years, many companies are able to include automated robots as part of their lean order fulfillment system.
As leading industrial publications such as DC Velocity and Modern Material have noted, companies are implementing self-driving vehicles as past limitations are being eliminated. The latest advancements in automated guided vehicles or robots provide increased resolution with a lower cost laser and improved positional guidance systems to improve performance and speed up return on investment (ROI). As more companies are implementing and documenting the improvements realized with robots in the distribution process, they will continue to evolve with improved technology at a lower cost.
Where Do Robots Provide the Most Value
Robots are useful in any application where they can replace mundane, non-value added labor and where speed and efficiency are required to keep up with automated processes. Moving product in material handling systems is an area for improvement in most order fulfillment operations. The pack and ship function especially is often noted as an area for improvement, with bottlenecks common in this area slowing down and negatively impacting performance and profits.
To learn more about the value of robots in material movement operations, contact an experienced warehouse automation company. Conducting lean studies and offering automated warehouse solutions designed around your order requirements deliver maximum benefit.
Numina Group is a leading warehouse automation company, with vast experience in all automated order fulfillment technology and software. We understand how to roll up our sleeves and analyze your process to deliver personalized automated solutions with projected ROI. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of robots in order fulfillment operations.
Bottlenecks are a real problem in order fulfillment and distribution centers worldwide, draining profits with added labor and delivery time. Distribution centers realize gains in productivity and profitability when continuous order flow occurs throughout the entire pick, pack and ship process. Eliminating bottlenecks in order fulfillment provides many advantages which allow companies to maximize productivity and profitability.
How to Improve Order Picking with Voice Technology
Voice picking technology drastically improves the picking process by giving operators clear to understand voice commands, directing them through the most optimized path flow. With the latest generation of voice picking software, little to no training is required and operators are up and running, productive in minutes. No time is wasted searching for items, backtracking or picking the wrong item with automatic scanning for item and quantity verification. Hands free picking with a wearable headset eliminates the need to scan items or cartons with one hand, drastically improving picking rates.
Improve Packing and Shipping in Order Fulfillment
Increasing picking rates with voice picking could create bottlenecks in the shipping area if automation is not considered for continuous order flow. Distribution centers which implement voice picking combined with additional automated technologies in the pack and ship function realize maximum benefits. Implementing automated packing operations such as print and apply labeling increases efficiency and accuracy while reducing labor expenses.
Print and apply labeling systems automatically apply the right labels to cartons as they flow through an automated conveyor system, eliminating the need for manual application of packing slips and shipping labels.
Automated scanning for verification of carton weight and dimension improves shipping functions by eliminating errors which incur chargebacks from freight companies. Distribution centers which implement these automated solutions eliminated bottlenecks in order fulfillment operations.
Numina Group Eliminates Bottlenecks in Pick, Pack and Ship Functions
Numina Group is a leading warehouse automation company, offering solutions to distribution centers across North America. We provide continuous order flow for maximum productivity and profitability to many warehouse, manufacturing and order fulfillment operations. Our automated warehouse systems can be found in the following industries:
Numina Group is recognized as an authority on warehouse automation technologies. We provide skilled engineers, high-tech automated technologies and real-time software which improves all key performance indicators. Contact us to learn more about our warehouse execution system and how to eliminate bottlenecks in your process.
Distribution centers across a broad range of industries are realizing the benefits of warehouse automation technology such as voice picking systems. Successful order fulfillment operations in the food and beverage industry, healthcare supplies, third party logistics (3PL), consumer goods and many others utilize voice picking to maximize productivity. Pick by voice technology improves worker performance, comfort and ergonomics.
With voice picking technology, there are no cumbersome scanners to hold. Hands free scanning is automatic with a wireless headset validating accuracy of picks. This drastically improves picking efficiency and accuracy by virtually eliminating human error. Easy to understand voice commands direct the operator through the most streamlined path while their eyes are focused on the task in front of them. Workers are free to use both hands without the need to key in numbers or scan packages.
Realize the Many Benefits of Voice Picking Systems
Voice picking systems are proven to provide a host of benefits to many industries which result in drastically improved operations, productivity and profitability. Some of the many benefits of voice picking technology include:
Voice picking provides even more benefits when combined with automated packing and shipping functions. Implementing additional automated warehouse technologies such as automatic printing and applying of labels and scanning for weight and dimension verification complement voice picking by keeping up with increased productivity for continuous order flow. This allows companies to improve all key performance indicators (KPIs) in order fulfillment to poise a company for growth.
Numina Group offers complete automated warehouse solutions including lean analysis, design, software and technologies. We provide total warehouse control with real-time, powerful software and the right technologies to improve productivity and profitability. Contact us today to learn more about our automated warehouse solutions.
Warehouse automation significantly improves order fulfillment and distribution center operations for maximum profitability. Design studies performed by experienced automated warehouse specialists identify opportunities to streamline order fulfillment processes. Warehouse design studies meticulously evaluate order flow throughout the entire order process, from order initiation through picking, packing and shipping.
Warehouse design studies identify all non-value added labor touches throughout the fulfillment process, with suggestions for the right automation technologies. These technologies include:
Analyzing the storage and inventory systems are typically an underdeveloped area for improvement. Pick to light and voice picking technology drastically improves picking rates with improved efficiency and accuracy. These technologies may be incorporated individually or combed for maximum automated warehouse solutions.
Distribution centers that provide same day delivery options must incorporate the right blend of automated technologies to meet order fulfillment requirements. Lean operations with streamlined order flow based on warehouse design studies boost order fulfillment and poise a company for growth. Working with an experienced warehouse automation company will provide maximum productivity and profitability.
Numina Group Offers Warehouse Design Studies and Automation Solutions
Numina Group is recognized as a leading authority on warehouse automation solutions, offering skilled warehouse design studies with recommended technologies for improvement. We provide detailed analysis of order flow, SKU velocity and capacity utilization with recommended automated solutions. Our analysis includes cost savings and return on investment (ROI), with most clients realized ROI within 12 – 18 months.
Numina Group provides warehouse automation software with real time control which easily integrates with any existing warehouse management system or enterprise resource planning system. Real-Time Distribution, RDS™, is flexible and scalable to grow with your business, proven to improve order fulfillment measurables. Distribution centers which implement the recommended modules of RDS™ typically experience:
When searching for warehouse automation solutions, Numina Group is your one-stop providing detailed analysis, automated technologies and powerful warehouse software.
Numina Group is a leading warehouse automation company, helping distribution centers to improve order fulfillment processes across North America. We offer decades of experience and skilled automated experts with in-depth knowledge of automated technologies. Contact us to learn more about identifying opportunities for automation and implementing automated warehouse solutions for maximum profitability.
The goal of every order fulfillment and distribution center operation is to achieve balanced order flow throughout the entire operation. From order release through shipment and delivery, synchronizing processes with streamlined order flow produces the most profitable results. Combining processes with real time software provides many advantages including increased efficiency and profitability.
The first step to improving order flow is with a distribution center design study based on order profiles, SKU and movement data, shipment data and interdependencies of all current processes. The design study should outline all current order fulfillment operations and detail recommended improvements with specific technologies and software. A properly prepared design study provides business management with information necessary to make operational improvements.
Components of a Successful Distribution Center Design Study
Successful distribution center design studies for improved order fulfillment processes must include detailed analysis of current:
All of these components are meticulously analyzed with recommendations provided. Storage technology including shelf storage, carton flow and pallet flow should be matched to SKU movement for the shortest picking path. This is one of the most common areas for improvement to optimize continuous order flow.
Successful design studies will identify areas for process improvement which eliminate bottlenecks and waste touches, while including recommendations for the right technologies.
Numina Group Offers Experienced Distribution Center Design Studies
Numina Group is a leading warehouse design and automation company offering decades of experience, skilled engineers and exceptional customer support. We provide clients with the tools to drastically improve efficiency, accuracy and profitability. Our warehouse automation solutions include real-time warehouse control software which easily integrates with existing WMS and ERP systems.
Our clients realize an increase in accuracy to 99.99% with implementation of voice picking systems. Voice picking technology provides hands-free scanning, with easily understood voice direction guiding the operator through the most optimized path. Print and apply labeling increases order throughput and accuracy while reducing wasted touches and labor expense.
Numina is recognized as a leading warehouse automation company, improving operations to distribution centers across North America. We provide detailed order fulfillment studies with clearly defined recommendations, return on investment in improve profitability. Contact us today to speak with an engineer about optimizing your order fulfillment distribution center for maximum productivity gains with quick ROI.
Continuous order flow in shipping and receiving order fulfillment operations provides many benefits when uniting processes. Shipping and receiving software which combines processes in real time increases order fulfillment efficiency and profitability. Order fulfillment operations which function on disconnected, standalone operations continually struggle to fulfill same-day order shipments.
Order fulfillment operations which utilize real-time shipping and receiving software are able to adapt to inventory shortages or other potential bottlenecks. Combining processes for continuous order flow is critical for distribution centers to meet the increasing demand of same day shipping with B2B and Internet order requirements. Real-time warehouse management software provides a quick return on investment with significant improvements in efficiency and order fulfillment accuracy.
The Many Benefits of Continuous Order Flow
Implementing continuous order flow by combining processes with real time order fulfillment software provides many benefits, including:
Higher efficiency equates to improved profitability, although these many other benefits help companies to achieve sustainability for all shareholders while poised for growth.
Working with an experienced warehouse automation company will provide the right technology and software to deliver maximum benefits.
Numina Group Provides Continuous Order Flow with Automation
Numina Group is recognized as a leading warehouse automation company, helping order fulfillment operations to achieve maximum efficiency and profitability. We offer order flow analysis to identify bottlenecks, define the most advantageous technologies and design continuous order flow solutions. Our warehouse control system utilizes advanced technologies to combine shipping and receiving processes with real time control, customized to your process.
Real-Time Distribution warehouse control software easily integrates with any warehouse management system or ERP system. Powerful software drives automated technologies such as Print and Apply Labeling and Voice Picking Software for continuous order flow solutions.
Numina Group is recognized as a leading expert in warehouse automation with our superior Tier One Warehouse Control and Execution System, RDS™. Real-Time Distribution Software combined with advanced technologies deliver significant cost savings with maximum profitability. Contact us today to speak with an expert warehouse automation engineer.
Warehouse control systems deliver many benefits to order fulfillment and distribution center operations worldwide. Numina Group is an experienced warehouse automation company with skilled design engineers, software specialists and automation experts. We provide tier one warehouse control and execution with Real-Time Distribution, RDS™, which provides additional benefits over traditional warehouse control and management systems.
RDS™ is robust warehouse automation software designed for flexibility and scalability with family of modules to support automated technologies. RDS™ drives advanced technologies such as new generation voice picking software, automated print and apply labeling, inline scanning and many other warehouse automation technologies customized to your process.
Benefits of Numina’s warehouse control system include cost saving efficiencies which improve productivity and profitability, including:
We offer comprehensive services with design, analysis, implementation and exceptional customer support. You can have confidence in our decades of experience and dedication to continual improvement and customer satisfaction.
Numina Group offers warehouse control systems with automated technologies designed for your unique distribution process. We offer warehouse design and layout with capacity utilization and process analysis. Contact us to speak with an engineer and learn how you can realize the many benefits from our high performance warehouse control system.
Order fulfillment and distribution center applications rely upon streamlined order flow for efficient and profitable operations. Increasing efficiency, accuracy and throughput provides valuable improvements to distribution centers which equate to increased profitability. In-line scanning of cartons passing through final audit into shipping areas improves accuracy while eliminating the need for manual labor to validate quality inspections.
Numina Group offers proven automated warehouse solutions with powerful warehouse software and advanced technologies which streamline order fulfillment for maximum efficiency. We provide Tier One Warehouse Execution and Control Systems which deliver real time control of distribution center processes. Our patented laser triangulation measurement technology automatically scans cartons to capture the accurate dimensions.
This measurement technology is also referred to as the “cuber” and is popular in many distribution centers worldwide. Numina’s inline scanning, Scan-Weigh-Dimension technology eliminates human errors while improving accuracy and throughput.
Inline Scan-Weigh-Dimension Automated Technology
This patented technology utilizes 3D camera sensors which consistently provide accurate measurements. The patented high resolution camera technology captures carton images and can store them for customer service and quality control. Numina’s warehouse execution system, Real Time Distribution, RDS™, incorporates inline scanning with automated Scan-Weigh-Dimension technology to improve accuracy in shipping while eliminating manual final inspections. Automated verification of weight and dimension improves accuracy while drastically reducing labor expenses.
Inline scanning combined with automated conveyor systems provide real time control with quality exceptions, automatically diverting cartons to hold areas. Automatic sorting to the proper shipping area and quality control hold areas reduce shipping errors which eliminates costly freight charges. Inline scanning improves accuracy and reduces shipping errors which result in increased customer satisfaction.
Combining additional automated technologies such as automated printing and application of labels and voice picking technology increases productivity and profitability. Numina provides detailed process analysis to determine the most advantageous automated warehouse technologies for your application.
Numina is a leading provider of automated warehouse solutions, providing proven solutions which improve throughput, accuracy and profit. We develop customized automated solutions based on a detailed warehouse design and layout for maximum throughput. Contact us to learn more about our real time warehouse control system and advanced technologies such as inline scanning.
Order fulfillment operations continue to see increases especially during peak shopping season. Improving efficiency in distribution centers is critical to meet the demands of order fulfillment in consumer goods and a multitude of industries. Food and beverage distribution, healthcare supplies, third party logistics, and any B to B or B to C operation benefits from improvements in efficient order fulfillment.
Streamlining pick, pack and ship processes with cartonization software provides many benefits to any distribution operation such as:
· Improving efficiency
· Reducing manual labor costs
· Reducing excess packaging costs
· Eliminating charge backs from freight companies
· Improving profit
Cartonization software takes the guesswork out of carton selection in packing operations which reduces the amount of void fill material and excess corrugated expenses. Automating carton selection with programmed mathematical functions eliminates human error which may accumulate to thousands of dollars in annual savings.
Cartonization Combined with Voice Picking Delivers Maximum Profit
Cartonization software combined with voice picking technology provides maximum efficiency and profitability for a quick ROI. Picking operators are guided through the most streamlined picking path with easy to understand voice commands, picking products with hands free scanning validation into pre-selected cartons. Incorporating pick to light technology provides even greater savings with distribution centers realizing an increase in throughput up to 50%.
Numina Offers Cartonization and Voice Picking Systems
Numina Group offers warehouse design and layout services with thorough analysis of current order fulfillment requirements. Our warehouse control system, Real-Time Distribution, RDS™, is powerful warehouse automation software which drives advanced technologies such as cartonization, voice picking and pick to light. Our clients realize significant improvements in efficiency and profitability, typically realizing the following benefits:
· Labor expense reductions up to 70%
· Accuracy improvements to 99.99%
· Profitability increases of 30%
Order fulfillment operations which process approximately 500 cartons daily generally realize a total return on investment within 18 months. RDS™ is flexible and scalable to grow with your business, providing the boost to productivity required to meet current demands while poised for growth.
Numina Group offers skilled warehouse design and layout to maximize capacity utilization with detailed blueprints and studies to share with clients. We provide real time control of automated warehouse technologies which integrate with your existing ERP and WMS systems. Contact us today to realize maximum efficiency in your order fulfillment process.
Automated print and apply technology significantly increases throughput for distribution centers and order fulfillment operations worldwide. Print and apply systems boost productivity and improve accuracy while reducing labor costs. Automated label application systems may also print, fold and insert documents into cartons such as certificates of conformance or material safety data sheets.
Print and apply labeling systems eliminate the human error factor while quickly processing the correct labels for cartons. When driven by a warehouse execution and control system, this technology reaps huge rewards in productivity and accuracy. Reputable warehouse automation companies will provide a thorough analysis of your order fulfillment requirements including warehouse design and layout before incorporating automated systems to ensure the right technology is chosen for maximum throughput.
Numina Group Offers Warehouse Design and Automation
Numina Group is recognized as a leader in warehouse design and automation solutions, providing thorough analysis of your order fulfillment operations. We analyze SKU velocity and perform value stream mapping procedures to identify wasted touches and bottlenecks in your system. Label application, packing and sorting is often a congested area in distribution centers.
Numina partners with our clients to determine the most advantageous automated technologies, defining, designing and implementing automated technologies driven by powerful warehouse control software. Our warehouse execution and control system (WES-WCS), Real-Time Distribution, RDS™, is proven to improve productivity and profitability. RDS is flexible and scalable to meet the demands current operations while poised for growth and easily integrates with your existing warehouse management or enterprise resource planning systems.
Print and Apply Technology Eliminates Bottlenecks in Packing
Print and apply systems by Numina automatically print on 4” x 6” or 8 ½” x 11” with either single or dual sided printing. Combining automated label application with in-line scanning for weight and dimension verification increases productivity even more. Our automated scanning technology verifies accuracy while diverting packages to proper shipping locations when incorporated with automated conveyors.
Numina Group provides a boost in throughput to order fulfillment and distribution centers across North America. Our warehouse execution and control system is proven to improve productivity and profitability. Contact us to realize maximum throughput with automated technologies such as print and apply labeling solutions.
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