It is critically important for omni-channel and e-commerce distribution centers to ship accurately, quickly, and free of any error. It is important to maintain positive customer service and on-time delivery, as it is equally important to control your own internal shipping costs with proper sorting and labeling. Parcel and LTL carriers automatically sort and weigh your cartons, and bill you back for any discrepancy in weight or dimension. Accurately weighing and scanning your packages to ship with proper specifications is critical in any distribution center, for:
The Problem with Fluid Model Cartonization
With the typical fluid model cartonization, volumes of items are compared to total order volumes and available shipping cartons, requiring specific and customized rule sets for particular SKUs, and demand a higher level of software support. Fluid model cartonization typically requires a fill ratio that leaves 10% to 15% of open space, as setting a high fill ratio increases the likelihood of expensive exception errors and manual repacking.
Numina Group Provides Advanced Warehouse Cartonization Software
Numina Group provides warehouse cartonization software with an advanced bin modeling algorithm, which produces SKU selections that can only fit into the selected cartons. The bin modeling algorithm is superior over fluid models in that unlike the fluid models, the algorithm model will match SKUs with the right carton size while achieving maximum fill ratios.
Bin modeling algorithm software can perform cartonization over multiple available containers of various weights and item counts, optimizing the size and number of cartons to minimize total shipping costs. Bin modeling software provides significant improvements over traditional cartonization software, enabling customers to pack and ship in the most cost-effective method available.
Numina’s Scan-Weigh-Dimension software includes a “learn mode” which will capture and learn full case SKUs cube and weight, eliminating the need for manually collecting weight and dimensions.
The Numina Group is a leading warehouse automation specialist, providing Tier One Warehouse Control and Execution (WCS-WES) to Distribution Centers across North America. Our Real-Time Distribution software sets us apart from all other warehouse automation companies with flexible and scalable, high performing warehouse automation software.
Print and apply labeling enhances distribution centers worldwide with increased productivity and profitability by significantly reducing manual labor costs while improving accuracy and throughput. Print and apply labeling systems automate the function of placing one or several documents on to cartons such as certificates of conformance or special instructions, and automatically prints and places the packing slip and shipping label onto the outside of cartons.
Print and apply labeling is most advantageous when combined with a warehouse control system, designed for optimum flow and maximum throughput.
Numina Group Provides Print and Apply Labeling with Proven Warehouse Control System
The Numina Group has over three decades of experience in designing and defining optimized warehouse flow for Distribution Centers across North America. Our print and apply labeling systems are part of a total warehouse solution guaranteed to increase throughput and improve accuracy. Numina’s X-Press PAL™ eliminates any “bottle-neck” in your packing area by automating once manual processes such as weighing, dimensioning, labeling and applying packing sheets.
X-Press PAL™ by Numina provides in-line scanning, weighing and dimensioning and automatically applies the correct shipment label at a rate of more than 900 cartons per hour (CPH), which has been proven to eliminate up to three manual operators in pack and ship processes. Our labeling solutions are the highest performing in the industry reducing 35 seconds or more from every shipment.
With these numbers, most of our customers experience total return on investment (ROI) in less than one year.
Numina’s Real-Time Distribution, (RDS™), is a Tier One Warehouse Control and Execution System (WCS-WES), which consists of a family of pre-developed, flexible and scalable modules designed to grow with your business. Numina’s Print and Apply solutions include X-Press PAL™, X-Press PAL™ Plus, and One-Step Plus™, and provide the most advanced automated warehouse technologies available today.
Numina Group leads the industry with warehouse automation and design, providing immediate return on investment with ongoing high profitability and productivity. Our Warehouse Control System drastically increases throughput while improving accuracy. Contact us today to speak with an engineer and learn how we can save you time and money with optimized warehouse automation.
The frozen food distribution industry requires a high level of accuracy and timeliness in distribution processes, while required to meet stringent regulations enforced by the USDA. Workers in these environments are exposed to cold temperatures while picking and packing orders, so it is imperative that the process be quick and accurate. Warehouse automation in frozen food industry is proven to reduce labor costs, increase accuracy and profitability.
Numina Group Provides Proven Frozen Food Warehouse Automation Technologies
The Numina Group is experienced in improving Distribution Centers across North America, with proven Warehouse Control and Execution Systems (WCS-WES) to improve productivity and profitability.
Frozen Food Case Study with Real Results
Numina Group has improved the distribution process for Neesvig’s, a specialty food fulfillment and meat processing firm. Nessvig’s provides third party logistics services nationwide for the brand food suppliers of refrigerated, frozen, and perishable foods. Watch a quick video on the success of Numina’s warehouse design and implementation of Neesvig’s warehouse control system featuring Real-Time Distribution, RDS™.
RDS™ and Voice Directed Picking
The Voice Directed Picking module of RDS manages the entire pick, pack and ship functions of the order fulfillment process, with hands-free voice directed pick and pack directions. RDS Voice batch picking begins in the freezer area, and directs picking throughout the operation. Products are validated with a combination of voice and hands-free scanning capturing lot numbers, GS-1, SKUs, and sell by dates. Cartons are then moved and slotted to the cooler and shipping areas, where Print and Apply Labeling Systems automatically apply packing slips and shipping documents. In-line scales and validation scanners slot cartons to either UPS or FedEx load stations for shipping.
Benefits of RDS Voice Picking System
In the case of Neesvig’s, Numina’s RDS Voice Picking System “reduced picking labor in the freezer by 50 percent”. Numina’s Warehouse Control System is guaranteed to provide results, with quick ROI usually within one year. RDS™ easily integrates with any Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
Numina Group leads the industry with warehouse automation offering advanced technologies that are designed to grow with your business. Contact us today to speak with an engineer to learn how we can improve your productivity and profitability.
The current National Unemployment rate is at a 17 year low of 4.1% to start the new year of 2018. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, data from the last 10 years shows that 2017 was the only year with unemployment rates under 5% the entire year while showing a continual decline each month to reach the current low rate of 4.1%.
As a business owner or manager, you have been aware of these statistics in the form of unprecedented labor shortages. How do you attract new talent and keep the employees you have? How do you meet your production requirements with a lean workforce, or positions that continue to have a revolving door?
The answer is warehouse automation. Automating your warehouse for maximum efficiency with a Warehouse Control System is a proven solution to this ever-growing problem. With a lean, automated warehouse, you will no longer be scrambling to find skilled employees to fill manual repetitive positions. In addition, your current workforce will enjoy the benefits of state-of-the-art automated equipment making their job more fun, interesting and engaging.
Numina Group Offers Proven Solutions with Automated Warehouse Technologies
The Numina Group can help you reach your goals with our Tier One Warehouse Control and Execution System (WCS-WES), proven to:
Our Tier One Warehouse Control System, Real-Time Distribution, RDS™, is flexible to meet the demands of any sized distribution process, including high volume, continuous operations. RDS™ has the scalability to grow with your business and integrates with existing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
Solve your current labor shortage dilemma once and for all, and provide job security to your current workforce by reducing costs, increasing profits, and safeguarding your company’s sustainability.
The Numina Group provides automated solutions and realized cost savings with our Warehouse Control and Execution System, RDS™. View our case studies to see real life success stories, and contact us today to learn more about how we can provide increased productivity and profitability to your distribution process.
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