Intelligent Palletizing Software

IPS stands for a series of solutions that ensure the optimization of your warehouse. CICT Innovations is an innovative company specializing in software and advice in the field of logistics. Central to CICT’s approach are intelligent algorithms for complex logistics issues.

Optimize your warehouse

Needless loss of time during order picking? Damage to pallets during transport? Incorrect and incomplete loaded pallets or roll containers? Too much stuffing material in your boxes? Too little transport capacity at the end of the day? Are you already receiving complaints from customers about incomplete or incorrectly assembled pallets that do not meet the specifications?

What exactly are the optimization issues within your warehouse? You are not the only one with these questions. Many warehouses struggle with the increasing complexity in the chain, the unpredictability of the operation and the inability to eliminate even more waste. This leads to unnecessarily high costs, customer complaints and employee dissatisfaction. It prevents companies from realizing their growth ambitions and strengthening their competitive position.

Most of the issues originate in the primary process: the collection and packaging of orders. Despite many technical and organizational measures, many warehouses have insufficient control over this process. Due to the increasing complexity, that problem is rapidly increasing. As a result, the collection and packaging of orders remains an unpredictable process, which has a major impact on all subsequent processes in the chain.

The result: disruptions in the operation and waste of manpower, material, loading space and transport capacity.

How can you optimize?

Warehouse optimization therefore starts with optimizing the order picking and packing process. Stacking products in particular on a pallet or in a box is a constant puzzle with which order pickers are only ready when the last product has been picked. A puzzle in which every subsequent puzzle piece is always a surprise. A puzzle also for which no order picker has the right solution. No wonder therefore that the end result hoped for – a well-loaded, stable load carrier – often remains out of reach.

With IPS, order pickers no longer have to puzzle themselves. IPS calculates the optimum stacking pattern and the most efficient picking route in advance. The tool translates that into clear, visual instructions. Orderpickers can see at a glance how to stack the collected products. This not only leads to a faster, but also a reliable and predictable process. The entire warehouse benefits from this. And the rest of the chain, including your customers.

Pick and pack

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Have you ever observed your order pickers? Then you know that they lose a lot of time with the continuous re-stacking of pallets or roll containers. Time and again, the next product does not fit well. The result is that the previously collected products must be positioned differently in order to obtain an efficiently loaded, stable load carrier.

Productivity order picking

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How productive are your order pickers? One thing is certain: there is room for improvement. This is evident from the fact that order pickers are not all that fast in collecting and stacking products. This is due to the difference in walking and handling speed, but also to the difference in knowledge, experience and spatial insight.

Stacking quality

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How much damage do you suffer due to poorly stacked pallets or roll containers? Every time a forklift truck or truck slows down, the load threatens to move. If the stacking on the pallet or roll container is not stable, boxes can slide, fall or collapse. As a result, customer complaints about damaged and therefore unusable or unsaleable products.

Pallets and packages

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How much unused space do your pallets and packages contain? Order pickers are faced with the impossible task of generating pallets or packages without air between the products. This can be extremely difficult, especially with deviating shapes and sizes. Just think of long products that should be placed at an angle because they would not fit otherwise. The result is a larger transport volume and therefore also higher transport costs.

Transport and deliveries

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How often do you discover at the end of the day that you have reserved too little transport capacity? Even if the number of orders is exactly known and the number of pallets can be predicted, many companies go wrong every day with their transport planning. The number of pallets often appears to be greater than predicted at the end of the day. The process does not ensure that the predicted number of pallets is actually realized.

Customer Satisfaction

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How many customers make demands on the way in which you deliver pallets? One customer only accepts pallets that are 1.20 meters high. Another sets different requirements for the location of the shipping label or for the product groups that may or may not be placed on a pallet. How do you guarantee that your order pickers take all these requirements into account?

Our approach

We use a standard approach in all our projects:

  • Situation description
  • Problem analysis
  • Feasibility study
  • Simulation
  • Demonstration
  • Implementation
  • Interfacing
  • Delivery

Are you interested?

If we have aroused your interest, do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to show you a free demo of the possibilities.