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Inventory Accuracy Captured with Egemin Warehouse Management Systems

A recent issue of the AccountingSoftware 411 regarded warehouse management systems as critical tools to deliver efficient and lean material distribution operation systems. There are few warehouses that actually experience 99.9 percent inventory accuracy, and as many as 35 percent can drive productivity improvements with an automated environment. Egemin is one provider set to extend such benefits to warehouses.

Egemin is a global organization and leading manufacturer of AGV’s and Warehouse Management Systems. All AGV technologies including design, software and support are developed and owned by Egemin and are being used by many Fortune 500 companies.

Mark Stevenson, vice president for Egemin shared in a statement that Warehouse Management systems must link the logistic environment and equipment available in the warehouse and consists of two main modules. Warehouse Management Systems must be specifically designed to work with all forms of automation, as well as forklift truck fleets.

Stevenson has worked with many of the world’s largest corporations, as well as holds a patent as co-inventor of ATL technology. He is considered one of the prominent authorities and experts on design and application of automated trailer loading systems and warehousing automation with automatic guided vehicles.

Automated guided vehicles are the ideal solution for the transport of end-of-line equipment to shipping in distribution centers. WMS solutions are very comprehensive and allow many add on elements that reap the benefits of AGV’s. Such elements consist of track and tracking module, statistical KPI management reporting, trailer patterning, yard management, equipment alarm management, warehouse control systems and satellite storage.

Supported storage methods must be compatible with all basic storage methods, but also support the more complex methods, as well. Stevenson noted that Warehouse Control Systems integrate all automated equipment in a warehouse into one well-oiled and efficient transport system.

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Inventory Accuracy Improved with Warehouse Management Solutions

Warehouse Management Systems know they must deliver efficient material distribution operations systems and must do so through unparallel personnel, inventory and management of equipment.

Few warehouses experience the 99.9 percent inventory accuracy that Warehouse Management Systems strives for with up to 35 percent productivity improvement from an automation environment.

Mark Stevenson is the Vice President for Egemin Automation, Inc., a global provider of Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems, Material Handling and Automation solutions. Stevenson has twenty years of experience working with some of the world’s largest corporations on design and implementation of automatic guided vehicle systems and he holds a patent as co-inventor of ATL technology.

Stevenson is recognized as one of the foremost authorities and subject matter experts on application and design of automated trailer loading systems and warehousing automation of automatic guided vehicles. He says Warehouse Management Systems must be specifically designed to work with all forms of automation, as well as forklift truck fleets.

Some key factors to focus on improving inventory accuracy are Core Inventory Management, Order Management and Automatic Storage Applications with AGV’s. Core Inventory Management is an inventory management module that stores product according to the carrier and compartment number, product attributes, storage zone, etc. Orders need to be automatically reallocated to other carriers in cases of unexpected product shortages.

Order Management is a warehouse order management module that must assign orders to resources based on their priority, due-out time and order reception time. The WMS solution must also support order-picking concepts.

Examples of Automatic Storage Applications with AGV’s include block storage of pallets, containers, racks, boxes and tubs, pallet storage in warehouse racks, vertical storage of reels and horizontal storage of reels in cradles.

Stevenson suggests Warehouse Control Systems integrate all automated equipment in the warehouse into one well-oiled, efficient transport system in order to operate most effectively.

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RedPrairie Warehouse Management Set to Go Live

RedPrairie Corporation announces that Zotos International has finished its rollout of RedPrairie’s Warehouse Management and Parcel Management. Zotos will use its Warehouse Management solution as a key component in its distribution operations.

They will be able to track cases, pallets, and truckloads of inventory, as well as storage and replenishment across their high-volume warehouse. Additionally, the company will implement the RedPrairie Parcel to consolidate shipments and be able to better manage cost controls.

RedPrairie was chosen because it not only supports but enhances efficiency across multiple channels of business, according to V.P. of Operations for Zotos International, Anthony Perdigao.
He also says they have experienced significant growth and needed a partner who could provide their distribution operations with reliable and scalable technology.

A company’s success depends on logistics and supply chain management and Zotos’ commitment to supply chain innovation has helped them achieve tremendous growth year after year with high-volume products like Bain de Terre and JOICO.

RedPrairies’ solutions are designed to help high-volume, rapid-growth companies such as Zotos, according to Mike Mayoras, the CEO of RedPrairie. Mayoras said they are proud to support forward-thinking industry leaders like Zotos that are at the storefront of innovative and efficient business and technology practices.

RedPrairie delivers productivity solutions to help companies around the world in the three areas of workforce, inventory and transportation. RedPrairie provides these solutions to manufacturers, distributors and retailers, who are looking to support business strategies that increase revenue, reduce costs and create a competitive advantage.

They have over 20 global offices and solutions that are installed at more than 34,000 customer sites in over 40 countries and are committed to delivering solutions that work.

Zotos International, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Shiseido International Corporation.

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