Questions often arise when companies are considering implementing a voice picking system into their distribution or order fulfillment process. Some of the most common questions companies want answers to are:
1) Will this require a significant or costly software upgrade for voice picking to communicate over our wireless network?
2) Will the voice picking software connect with our existing WMS or ERP?
3) Will we achieve our profit and return on investment (ROI) goals?
Solutions for Easy to Implement Voice Picking Systems
Numina Group provides proven automated warehouse solutions with easy to implement voice picking systems. Real-Time Distribution, RDS™, offers many advantages over traditional warehouse control systems, with flexible modules designed to grow with your business. Our voice picking software is utilized in distribution centers across North America, increasing accuracy and efficiency with pick and put processes.
To answer the first question of IT investment, Numina’s voice picking system offers many advantages with a Linux based voice solution. RDS Voice™ operates on virtually any hardware platform including dedicated servers, private cloud-based servers or virtual servers. RDS Voice™ uses small network message files typically under 25k bytes per message to transmit voice instructions and operator confirmation messages. The client-server voice solution processes high volume transactions with minimal impact to wireless network performance. RDS Voice™ is implemented with minimal IT upgrades required.
RDS™ warehouse control software is also easily integrated with any existing warehouse management system (WMS) or enterprise resource planning system (ERP). Numina offers pre-developed interfaces to virtually any platform, with thousands of installations bolted onto existing WMS systems, including JDA WMS systems running on IBM I-Series AS-400 platforms.
RDS Voice™ is proven to provide a quick ROI, typically within one year or less. Numina Group provides detailed process design studies to flowchart streamlined efficiencies, projecting increases in productivity and profitability. Our customers typically experience a reduction in labor costs from 30% to 50%, with increases in profitability of approximately 30%. These positive financial achievements are combined with increases in accuracy to 99.99%, providing customer satisfaction with high quality order fulfillment processes.
Numina Group is a leader among warehouse automation companies, providing warehouse execution and control that easily integrates with existing WMS or ERP systems. Let us show you how to improve your accuracy and reduce your costs with proven warehouse automation solutions.
Integrating a warehouse control and execution system with your warehouse management system could be the game changer you need to reap massive cost saving benefits. Warehouse execution and control systems (WES-WCS) are the driving force behind warehouse automation technologies which reduce labor costs, improve throughput and productivity, providing quick ROI with improved profitability.
Retail order fulfillment and distribution centers across North America are realizing the benefits of Real-Time Distribution, RDS™, warehouse execution and control system (WES-WCS) by Numina Group. RDS provides flexibility and extended functionality with real-time control of high performing warehouse automation technologies, all easily integrated with your existing WMS or ERP system.
Implement Warehouse Control with Seamless Integration
Implementing warehouse control is easier than you think, when Numina Group provides detailed warehouse design studies detailing the automation technologies to reap the greatest rewards. We offer decades of experience with developing high performance, Tier One warehouse control software and technologies to streamline order processing and warehouse management. RDS consists of a family of flexible modules designed to grow with your business, from automating single sub-tasks to complete warehouse automation.
Real-Time Warehouse Control and Execution
RDS integrates with your existing warehouse management system to direct order fulfillment applications in the most efficient, streamlined process available. WMS integrated with WES-WCS provides maximum efficiency and automation.
WMS systems send order picking details to the WCS, which builds order waves to evenly distribute warehouse tasks. Batch carts may be incorporated to reduce walk time to further streamline the picking process. With voice picking incorporated in the WCS, voice commands direct operators to load carts or totes from pick zones from a lightweight, wearable Wi-Fi computer using natural voice commands. High volume SKUs can be directed onto an automated conveyor system which may incorporate automated print and apply labeling or inline scanning, weight and dimension verification.
The WCS and WMS communicate seamlessly, with your WMS system continuing to update inventory records while the warehouse control system provides added value such as labor management and productivity reporting.
Numina Group provides detailed time studies to determine the best warehouse automation solution for your order fulfillment process. Our warehouse execution and control system (WES-WCS) seamlessly integrates with your WMS to provide maximum automation and return on investment. Contact us today to learn more about integrating your WMS with a warehouse control and execution system.
Searching for a warehouse control system to improve your order distribution and fulfillment processes can be challenging. It may be difficult to find warehouse automation software that integrates with your existing WMS or ERP system. If you are looking for the automated warehouse solution that easily integrates with your existing systems, you need to check out Real-Time Distribution by Numina Group. RDS™ is a powerful Warehouse Execution and Control (WES-WCS) system with advanced automated technologies to streamline order processing for maximum productivity.
RDS is more flexible than traditional systems with a full family of modules driving automated technologies in real time, operating in sub-milliseconds. RDS processes high-volume continual operations with unsurpassed performance, meeting the demands of distribution centers across North America.
Real-Time Distribution Warehouse Execution and Control
RDS works with your existing WMS and ERP systems to bridge the gap between your information systems, material requirement planning systems and automated equipment, providing real time execution of all processes working together. RDS drives advanced warehouse automation technologies which include Voice Picking Systems, Print and Apply Labeling Systems, Pick to Light and Put to Light, in-motion scanning, automated conveyor systems and more.
Numina’s RDS Voice™ is proven to improve accuracy to 99.99%, while increasing productivity up to 35%. Operators are directed with easy to understand voice commands through an optimized path flow from a wearable headset, providing hands free picking and scanning.
X-Press PAL™ and X-Press PAL Plus™ perform automated label printing and application to boxes at a rate of up to 900 cartons per hour. Incorporating automated scanning for vision audit, weight and dimension verification eliminates bottlenecks in the packing and staging areas. Our print and apply solutions are the highest performing systems available today.
Numina Group is a leader among warehouse automation companies, providing tier one warehouse execution and control systems that meet the demands of high-volume operations. Our skilled engineers perform detailed process studies to recommend the automated technologies that will provide the best return on investment, typically within 12-15 months. Contact us today to learn more about our high performance warehouse control system.
Numina Groups warehouse execution and control system, Real-Time Distribution, RDS™, offers many advantages over traditional warehouse control systems. RDS includes a family of flexible modules designed to grow with your business, providing automation with accuracy and improved throughput in warehouses and distribution centers. Warehouse execution and control which includes voice picking technology, automated print and apply labeling with automated conveyor sorting provides a host of advantages which reduce costs and improve profit.
Print and Apply Labeling Reduces Costs and Improves Profit
Print and apply labeling drastically reduces labor costs while improving accuracy and profit. Automate the manual application of shipping labels including packing sheets, shipping and compliance labels. Numina’s Print and Apply System processes cartons at a rate of 25 boxes per minute, with reliable placement of labels. Combine voice picking with automated label application to streamline both picking and packing processes across your distribution center. Print and apply labeling takes a labor-intensive task and completely automates label printing and carton application, significantly reducing labor expenses while improving accuracy.
Combine Numina’s print and apply solutions with additional modules such as voice picking technology, pick to light, automated conveyor systems with high speed sortation and automated in-line scanning for weight and dimension verification with vision capture for maximum flexibility.
Advantages of RDS™ Warehouse Execution and Control System
Distribution centers that utilize RDS WES-WCS realize maximum cost saving efficiencies along with several advantages which include:
Numina Group is a recognized leader among warehouse automation companies, providing Tier One Warehouse Execution and Control (WES-WCS) systems to distribution centers across North America. We offer vast experience to define the process, design the best automated system and implement optimized warehouse technologies. Contact us today to learn more about our high-performance warehouse execution and control system.
Whether your order fulfillment operation is B to B or B to C, automating your order processes reaps great rewards in cost reduction while improving profitability. The boost in E-commerce presents new opportunities, along with new challenges, for 3PL companies and distributors. Tedious manual labor tasks produce bottlenecks in your system, often in the area of packing, printing and applying labels or sorting. Warehouse control systems alleviate bottlenecks with streamlined, real time execution of automation technologies.
Numina Provides Automated Warehouse Solutions
The Numina Group is an experienced warehouse automation company, providing automated warehouse technologies which are proven to reduce costs and increase profit. Implementing automated warehouse solutions provides several benefits which include:
Numina Group offers automated warehouse systems which improve accuracy, productivity and profitability. Automating printing and label application or insertion of packing lists, compliance labels and shipping labels significantly reduces labor expenses with increasing throughput and accuracy. X-Press PAL™ Print and Apply labeling offers customized settings for auto applying documents and labels, including:
Numina Group offers decades of industry expertise in warehouse automation, employing skilled technicians and engineers with experience installing warehouse control systems across North America.
Numina Group offers vast experience and expertise in designing warehouse distribution processes with real time control. We perform a detailed process design study with recommendations on the automation technologies which offer the most streamlined process for maximum cost savings.
Numina Group offers proven automated warehouse solutions with real time execution and control. Our warehouse control system is flexible and scalable, designed to grow with your business. Contact us today to speak with an engineer to learn how you can automate your order fulfillment operation for higher throughput and profitability.
When evaluating warehouse control systems, be sure to check out Real-Time Distribution (RDS™) from The Numina Group. Advantages of Numina’s RDS™ Warehouse Execution and Control System, WES-WCS, include extended functionality beyond comparable systems. The flexibility of RDS allows implementation of components integral to your order fulfillment process. Warehouse automation modules include voice picking systems, automatic print and apply labeling, automated conveyors, sorting and inline scanning for weight and dimension verification.
Automate your entire retail order fulfillment process or implement Numina’s selected modules in one specialty fulfillment process as a test run to experience the advantages of Numina’s warehouse control system. Once you see the benefits, you’ll implement streamlined automation throughout your entire warehouse or distribution center.
Warehouse Automation Modules Extend Functionality and Flexibility
Retail distribution centers that implement warehouse automation modules based on detailed process design studies reap massive rewards in productivity and profitability. Numina provides thorough analysis and detailed, flowcharted design with recommended automation modules and technologies which provide maximum throughput and efficiency. Automated warehouse solutions include:
Voice Picking Module – an integral component of realizing maximum return on investment, voice picking improves accuracy to 99.99% while drastically reducing labor costs. Voice picking technology may be deployed to streamline picking, inspection or replenishment applications, or may be combined with additional options such as wave pick optimization and batch picking for maximum productivity. Numina’s Voice Picking System manages the entire order picking process across pick zones.
Voice picking typically improves efficiency of employees by at least 30% with hands-free scanning and no operator voice training required. Employees are directed through an optimized path for streamlined picking by an easy to understand, audible voice giving direction and the hands-free headset scanning and confirming picks.
Numina Group is a leader among warehouse automation companies, providing superior voice picking technology which is proven to improve accuracy while reducing labor costs. Contact us today to learn more about our warehouse execution and control system, including our superior voice picking system.
Incorporating a warehouse execution and control system into your warehouse management, distribution or order fulfillment operation provides dramatic increases to the bottom line. Warehouse execution and control delivers a truly automated operation, enhancing the benefits of warehouse management systems by facilitating real-time control into existing order entry and material requirement systems. Warehouse control is like having a floor supervisor directing each department and adjusting resources appropriately.
Numina Provides Warehouse Control with Real Time Execution
Numina is a recognized leader among warehouse automation companies, providing Tier One warehouse control systems which easily integrate with any existing warehouse management system (WMS) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Real-Time Distribution, RDS™, is powerful warehouse control software which drives advanced automation technologies to streamline picking, packing and shipping processes. RDS™ is a family of flexible modules designed to grow with your business, offering real-time automation with the following order fulfillment functions:
Voice Picking System - RDS Voice™ improves accuracy to 99.99% with simple voice commands, directing operators through the optimized path for maximum efficiency with hands free scanning boosting productivity levels.
Print and Apply Labeling – Drastically improve labeling operations and save considerable labor expenses with automated printing and applying of packing and shipping documents. Numina’s One-Step and One-Step-Plus™ meet the requirements of medical and pharmaceutical processes with proper labeling applied to the outside of the carton. X-Press PAL™ is a print and apply labeling system which processes up to 25 cartons per minute, eliminating this common bottleneck area from your process.
Numina offers a full family of automation modules, including voice picking, print and apply labeling, in-motion scanning for vision audit and weight/dimension verification, semi-automatic or automatic taper/sealer integrated with your void/fill station and automated conveyors tailored to include transfers or diverters for carton routing and automation of packing, sorting and shipping.
Numina Group is a leading warehouse automation company, offering vast experience in warehouse design and implementation of automation technologies. We provide a tier one warehouse control system which is proven to reduce costs and increase profits. Contact us today to learn more about how our automated warehouse solutions increase your bottom line.
A leading retail order fulfillment company that processed orders for more than 250 retail stores recently replaced their paper picking process with voice picking technology, increasing productivity by an average of 35 percent. In addition to productivity gains, the new voice picking system provided an accuracy level of 99.96% to this company which has more than one million active SKUs operating in a 350,000 square foot facility.
Moving from a paper-based picking system to a modern voice picking system seemed like a monumental task, but with the help of an experienced warehouse automation company, they implemented the new automated warehouse technology with great success.
Numina Provides Warehouse Automation Solutions
The Numina Group was chosen to implement warehouse automation technology for this retail fulfillment giant, which was utilizing a manual system that was primarily paper based for all picking and replenishment functions. Numina Group was brought in to analyze the operation and provide a detailed design study with automation recommendations.
The current operation consisted of pickers following paper instructions and individually picking each item using price label sheets across four standard pick zones. Picks ranged from 30 items to 300 per store, all picked into totes. Once manual picking was complete, a conveyor sorted and transported the totes to the staging area to prepare for shipping. Employees picked items for an average of 63 retail stores per day. Some stores had shipping requirements of 35-40 totes per day while other larger stores required up to 175 totes per day.
This paper picking process was very labor intensive and was draining resources and profits.
Numina Performs Warehouse Design Studies
Numina Group began with a detailed process design study to evaluate the best automation technologies that would provide the most streamlined and cost-efficient solution with maximum return on investment. Numina partnered with company personnel including operations team members and executives to analyze the current order fulfillment process, then defined the leanest approach in a detailed flow chart showing projected return on investment.
Multi-modal voice picking technology with hands free barcode scanning was chosen as the warehouse automation technology which would provide the highest and fastest return on investment (ROI). Numina’s study showed that voice picking technology could provide a complete ROI within one year. Implementation of Numina’s voice picking system has exceeded expectations with improvements in productivity of 35% and accuracy to 99.96%, which will provide an even faster ROI.
For warehouse automation solutions, be sure to talk with the automation specialists at Numina Group. We provide comprehensive warehouse automation services from defining and designing warehouse systems to implementing Tier One Warehouse Execution and Control systems. Contact us today to learn how you can increase productivity and profitability.
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