We understand your processes and can not only give guidance how to achieve greater automation and greater efficiency but also how to gain greater visibility and how to speed a product through the process.
Process optimization compromises everything from goods received to items leaving the warehouse. A lot of money is lost in the delay from taking goods from the warehouse and getting them into the store. If the store is empty and you can’t get things out of the warehouse, you’re missing sales. The solution is to shorten the transit time through the warehouse.
How to have an efficient optimized system that can handle the 100% rather than the 60%? The challenge here is to automate a great variety.
For all those different categories: size of items, weight of items, you need a very flexible system. There are gains to be made in adding manual handling as a separate process.
Example: some objects cannot be put into the sorter. With the manual workstation there will be automation without putting it in the sorter. In the manual workstation an image will be taken of the label and put into the OCR and video coding process as it was on the sorter. The label is given visibility and put in the same system as the items on the sorter. This will speed up processing. That speed of processing is value. Most companies have separate processes and are not doing this.
We can show you how to design new systems or redesigning existing systems.
The Big Data topic is both very interesting and a challenge for the postal arena. Posts possess very large volumes of very detailed, historical data. They know exactly the number of trucks and mail men on the road, on the particular day, a year ago or two years ago, etc. The question is what they should do with that data in order to better predict operational demands not only for the mid and long term, but actually today, this hour, this minute.
How to find relevance among the millions of variables? By visualizing the data in pictorial or graphical format!
Because of the way the human brain processes information, it is faster for people to grasp the meaning of many data points when they are displayed in charts and graphs rather than poring over piles of spreadsheets or reading pages and pages of reports. We can help you with setting up this tool for your Big Data analytics.
The Big Data topic is both very interesting and a challenge for the postal arena. Posts possess very large volumes of very detailed, historical data. They know exactly the number of trucks and mail men on the road, on the particular day, a year ago or two years ago, etc.
The question is what they should do with that data in order to better predict operational demands not only for the mid and long term, but actually today, this hour, this minute. There are many areas that could be improved by the implementation of a Big Data strategy, e.g. increasing cost efficiency by unlocking data across the organization (route optimization, network planning, etc.), facilitating new services, predictive maintenance or event management. Big data can also be very helpful with a capacity planning. Knowing what the expected items and their volumes are, informed by many external factors, makes it much more realistic to plan your capacity for the coming 24 hours.
Bringing these topics together, we are talking about how to scale operations and flexibility such that capacity can be increased or decreased in moments rather than days or weeks, combined with the intelligence to make those decisions “on-the-fly”.
What systems are best of breed? What systems do we need for a particular job? What is achievable regarding OCR performance? When the technology is required, posts are finding themselves suddenly in the position with a lot of people knocking on the door, all with different equipment and solutions, saying that they are the best. Some posts have automation experts in-house and some don’t. However, when it comes to a specialist area, they might want to add some expertise and know-how.
We are World class experts on those identification topics. We can bring this experience to your team, truly independent of developers and manufacturers and able to filter according to your application, budget and technical requirements with an eye to real-world performance that only hindsight brings.
We can take care of it all; rather than managing multiple hardware and software vendors on your own, why not let us take care of all suppliers? We take the responsibility for making sure that everything can work together according to your project plan.
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