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?

Which of these pain points play a role in your warehouse? And how long have they been playing? Many people spend a lot of time every day putting out the same fires again and again. All conventional options for further improving processes seem exhausted. But is that true? We challenge you to zoom in more deeply on the process and uncover the origin of your pain points.

Complexity and unpredictability

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 in the supply chain, that problem is rapidly increasing.

The result: the collection and packaging of orders remains an unpredictable process, which has a major impact on all subsequent processes in the supply chain. The result: disruptions in the operation and waste of manpower, material, loading space and transport capacity.

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?

Why choose IPS?

Crucial in automated order picking or packaging processes is the question of how products should be stacked on the load carrier or in the box. IPS has the answer. The tool calculates how to optimally position the products and gives instructions to the system, whether it is a robot, palletizer, packaging machine or manual stacking station.

A choice for IPS is more than a choice for an IT system. You choose an optimization process that can intervene in many processes in the warehouse. Each process therefore starts with a situation description and a problem analysis, which makes clear on which points IPS can improve. This is followed by a feasibility study, supplemented with simulations and demonstrations to further elaborate the application possibilities.

IPS is not a stand-alone tool, but an add-on. This means that the tool must be integrated with the system that controls the operation in your warehouse. This can be a warehouse management system (WMS), but also an ERP system or a self-developed system. By using web services, we can easily integrate IPS with every system.

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.