“… A punctual and proper inventory management has become an objective that is increasingly needed and is especially important to those who find themselves having to manoeuvre a lot of goods coming in and going out …”
The location of goods in the warehouse.
A precise control of movements.
The traceability of production lots.
These are the primary objectives of this module.
The Packway logistics program manages MUs or SUs (movement units or storage units) representing a pallet or packaging.
It is possible to display a map of the warehouse divided into areas and cells.
On each cell it is displayed which MUs are active, depleted or blocked (reserved for a specific order), compliant or non-compliant.
On each MU it is possible to see whether the article is raw material or finished product.
The traceability of the materials (raw materials, semi-finished or finished products) can be managed at the order level or can be done pallet by pallet.
In the first case, that of an order, it is possible to understand which pallets have been used for the raw materials and which were the resulting pallets of finished products. In the second case, it can be determined with precision which pallets of raw materials have been used to produce a specific pallet of finished goods and which pallets of finished goods resulted from a specific pallet of raw materials. It is therefore easier to return and backtrack in the case of disputes and non-compliant materials for all the goods produced and sold.
It is important to recognise what all of the products were that the defective pallet was able to produce.
The use of the logistics module requires the presence of at least one of these conditions:
- A terminal that supports any browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.).
- A terminal using keyboard emulation with a tablet or connected PC.
- A terminal supporting Terminal Server connected to a remote desktop.
- A barcode reader with keyboard emulation with a tablet or connected PC.
The system is very scalable: It is the user that decides which tools they feel like using and which codes will be entered manually.
Once the goods are entered, the pallet labels will be generated indicating the quantity, description of the article, etc..
A barcode will also be created with the number of the MU that can be read from an operator terminal showing all of the operations related to the raw material, such as: acceptance of incoming pallets, movement within the warehouse, collection of materials for putting into production, unloading of materials processes on board the machine.
In the same way, the pallets of finished product will be labelled and located in the warehouse.
During the shipping phase, a list of shipments will be prepared containing one or more transportation documents and showing the orders to be shipped. This will make it possible to provide the warehouseman with a list of materials to be prepared for the shipment itself. Once the pallet to be sent has been read for each transportation document, it is possible to print the definitive transportation document and the packing list containing the details of every pallet sent.
In this way, Packway integrated with Highway and with the logistics module allows the display of the orders that have been completed and sent for shipment.
It is the task of the operator to create a single transportation document or create them by shipment list.
In any shipment list there will be a series of orders that can be shipped through the same carrier with different transportation documents.