Warehouse Management System
An Operator comes to the plant... a new product is to be palletized starting in 5 minutes: the operator chooses in the list of patterns the correct one.
The production manager calls and asks if he is ready and the product starts to arrive in the palletizer.
An LGV comes and pick up the pallet...
A message come via internal mail to the wrapping terminal: a new product to be wrapped is coming soon.
The operator read the new data and start to program the wrapper.
Customer asks to have product label with company logo in the top right corner of wrapped pallets.
Palletized product starts to be wrapped.
Labelling in the requested position.
LGV / Warehouse
Realtime informations retrieved by WMS: LGV need attention in the warehouse.
Steve calls an operator and sends him to the LGV.
The operator checks LGV problem and solves it.
WMS detects that the problem is solved... but one more alarm appears in the supervisor display.
Steve calls an operator and sends him to the pickup station n.23.
The operator finds and solves the problem and WMS shows the realtime status of the plant.
Steve comes to the plant and turns on his computer.
WMS pager shows an error message for a production problem: three hours ago, during the night, some bottles have lost the label.
We need to block the pallets in teh warehouse. Now!!
We cannot ship this product to the customer defective pallets are isolated from the others, phisically checked and eventually scrapped by an operator.
The good pallets are moved back to the shipping area.
Can I ship this customer order?
The telephone rings in the warehouse supervisor office: on the other end the Customer Order Department requests a last minute order for a premium customer.
Steve checks through his GUI if the requested product is available in the warehouse for shipping to customer.
Are the requested pallets available?
Yes! The shipping order is downloaded and released in the WMS.
Need to raise priority on order. LGV's in the warehouse have to change their destinations and start working on this new order.
Order is prepared, loaded, and shipped on time.
WMS shows a warning message: warehouse is full... but the used space is only 60% of overall capacity.
WMS suggests a solution.
Defragmentation process will free 40% of used space.
LGVs move around the pallets creating full bins and cleaning out empty bins.
Now the warehouse is optimized!
Picking & Manual FLT | 1
The Maintenance Engineer have a visit of the Shift Manager.
There's a new FLT Driver that has been hired and he will work in the outside tent area.
He need to get logged in to the system and get his permissions on his truck terminal.
Now the FLT Driver has access to the outside tent area for storing the new product.
Picking & Manual FLT | 2
Layer picker robot area...
LGVs pick up a pallet and go to manual picking area.
LGV stops in front of the first operator to load more products then stops in front of the next operator and more products are loaded.
LGV moves to wrapping area.
Wrapped pallet are moved to the pre-staging
area in front of the truck load bay.
Helpdesk available 24/7
The Customer has a problem with the robot.
Maintenance engineer calls Elettric80 24/7 Help Desk.
Elettric80 operator asks the customer to start the VPN connection of the system... when VPN starts, "Help Desk" can see customer system.
Internal diagnostic system indicates that a motor is not responding.
Help Desk asks teh customer engineer to check the motor connection.
The signal cable has stuck and need to be replaced.
"Help Desk" looks at the status and see that everything is ok.
HW/SW architecture - Typical configuration
The Warehouse Management System (WMS) monitors and guides the complete process: including user friendly terminal displays and simple system set-up.
The WMS is a scalable SW package that is easy to configure and integrates into different system environments, from acting as the main WMS to providing be-spoke WMS solutions for specific material handling tasks.
Elettric 80 WMS solutions are flexible and based on state-of-the-art database technology, primarily in SQL format.
The WMS functionality can be connected to a wireless tablet PC to simplify the operation of the production unit.
The Elettric 80 WMS (Warehouse Management System) solution optimizes the use of different machine groups (palletizers, wrappers, labelling, data tracking and transports (LGVs) in relation to the logistic process and production management.
With a modular design, Elettric 80 WMS solutions are easy and fast to implement, and can be tailored to meet the needs of the customer and the existing computer system.
In its simplest form, the WMS can datatrack products during the production process and act as an interpreter and message buffer between the existing ERP and Warehouse Management Systems, WMS, while also having the capability to be responsible for all WMS functionality.