The Warehouse Management cockpit gives warehouse managers important information for planning and controlling the processes they oversee. For example:
- Current number of open transport orders
- Number of open and completed warehouse order items
- Overview of the number of warehouse orders, with color icons indicating their status
The entire process is controlled and monitored by a system of indicators. All relevant process information — involved parties, lead times, consignment contents, consignment routes, Monitoring & Alerting information — is available for operational control, creating greater transparency in the process, enhancing the reliability and lowering the error rate.
By consistently tracking the relevant indicators, ERBE Elektromedizin GmbH is able to continuously increase logistical performance. End-to-end software support yielded logistical processes that were less individualized but more reliable and efficient. The consolidation bins before the packing area have proven to be both physically and logically critical to Shipping management.
It is essential to have a seamless transition of the picking results into the packing process. The aim is to achieve the current benefits of consistently consignment-based but manual picking by an employee through quick and error-free consolidation of the now fragmented picking process. This will be a critical success factor of the warehouse process, which is much more heavily reliant on a division of labor.
The system was designed with very robust support to offer users rapid resolutions when incorrect entries are made, or unpredictable inventory situations arise. The conscious selection of an integrated software package—in which warehouse, transport and export processes are mapped in a single environment—has paid off by reducing the number of interfaces.