Haier, a developer and manufacturer of household appliances, climate control equipment and consumer electronics, has completed a project to optimize the work of a warehouse for storing finished products manufactured at a plant in Naberezhnye Chelny. This project is part of a program to automate the company’s warehouse logistics and transfer warehouse operations to a modern warehouse management system. This was reported to CNews by representatives of ANT Technologies.
The main objective of the project is the organization of effective management of the work of the warehouse for the storage of manufactured products. The WMS-system of the international class Logistics Vision Suite was chosen as a solution. The main criteria for choosing this software toolkit were the high flexibility and adaptability of the solution, capable of implementing all the tasks of a manufacturing enterprise.
WMS Logistics Vision Suite is a modern, efficient software that allows you to transfer the implementation of all warehouse operations under its control. As a result, the work of the warehouse becomes absolutely transparent, “bottlenecks” are closed when performing warehouse operations, the speed of acceptance, processing and shipment of products increases, and errors caused by the human factor are significantly reduced.
As part of the project, all warehouse operations were automated with support for various types and schemes of storing goods, from rack and piece accounting, to floor and stuffed using shuttles, the possibility of compacting the warehouse was implemented, processes for processing surplus, shortage, rejection and return were set up, an additional set of specialized reports. The ability to change the owner of the goods is configured. The unloading, receiving and shipping processes are supported by photography from data collection terminals. This option allows conflict-free resolution of disputes.
A full-fledged accounting and work with kits has been established, the implementation of specific processes and additional processing of shipped goods – the coupling of kits by order of network customers. Work with containers has been set up, accounting for packaging materials has been established to support repacking processes. The system allows you to optimize the number of personnel involved by taking into account the work of teams of employees in the processes of unloading and loading products. Completed integration with ERP-system.
The possibility of using serial numbers, marking products with two-dimensional QR codes and further mass reading in one scan has been implemented, due to which the processing time of products is significantly reduced.
The introduction of a warehouse management system will allow Haier to establish a productive warehouse operation, optimize the use of warehouse space, build efficient work of staff, and improve the quality of customer service.
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“The use of modern technologies is an opportunity for the successful existence of the company in the market and effective business development. We see that business must be ready for rapid and global changes. Logistics activities are characterized by complex and dynamic processes, often dependent on the human factor. The implementation of the WMS Logistics Vision Suite will allow our partner to support the company’s rapid development in the Russian market and reduce the time it takes to deliver equipment from the assembly line to the end user,” said the CEO of ANT Technologies. Alexander Usov.
Haier is a Chinese company that manufactures home appliances. Established in 1984 as a factory for the production of refrigerators. Products are sold under the brand names Haier, Casarte, Leader, GE Appliances (USA), Fisher & Paykel (New Zealand), AQUA (Japan) and Candy (Italy); overseas operations generate 42% of the company’s revenue. Haier owns 20 factories (including in Italy), 58,800 sales offices and about 12,000 after-sales service centers, employing 50,000 employees worldwide
ANT-technology is a Russian IT integrator in the field of development, adaptation and implementation of solutions for managing warehouse resources in logistics, retail, wholesale and industrial enterprises. Introduces on the market a world-class WMS-system Logistics Vision Suite, which includes a set of software products that allow you to effectively manage all business processes of the warehouse.