DISTRIBUTOR ERP SOLUTIONS
Installed warehouse automation systems start at $400,000 for 1.5 million CE warehouses and above. The higher the SKU count, the more cost-effective the system becomes. Watch the video to see how Del Papa Distributing uses Encompass Automation to optimize their warehouse operations.
Automatically sort and divert cases to appropriate warehouse lanes for down-stacking.
Decrease the overall steps per case with batch picking and decrease travel time with conveyor integration.
A single vision box system with voice-pick would have a capability of 3,000 cases per hour or 24,000 cases per 8-hour shift.
Increase accuracy and productivity while minimizing training time with paperless picking technology.
- Peter Williamson, VP Corporate Relations, Del Papa Distributing
The Encompass Warehouse Control System (WCS) with Pick-To-Light manages the flow of traffic related to order fulfillment while directing conveyor systems in real-time. The result provides visibility, load balancing, and optimization of events.
Pick-to-Light, a visual picking organization system, is composed of a web of magnetic lightboxes with small numeric display screens attached to bins that illuminate and accurately display the number of cases to pick. The lightboxes light up in a simple and efficient route sequence, visually indicating which cases should be picked next in the sequence.
A picker selects and places product on the conveyor belt. The conveyor belt transports the product to the visual recognition segment. The conveyor’s modular capabilities allow for expansion or contraction in order to fit the size of your product portfolio.
The vision box is equipped with three readers that identify the case UPC and three cameras that record the case appearance. These components work together to correctly determine the product. Components in the vision box can be upgraded to handle higher product volume on the conveyor.
Orders are automatically separated by a diverter machine into pallets. Because this system has few moving parts, worn or damaged parts can be easily replaced with minimal impact to operations. Core components of the conveyor such as motors or diverters can be easily swapped with the removal of four bolts.
Take a look at the new Encompass Conveyor System highlighting innovative functionality like Pick-to-Light, Zone Controllers, Roller Speed, Vertical Sorter, Dual Vision Box, Swing Wheel Diverters, and Power Downstack Lanes.
Vision QA is the quality assurance aspect of Encompass Automation, but it can also be added to an existing conveyor to assume sortation. Watch how United Distributors, Inc. in Smyrna, GA use Vision QA to improve accuracy and accountability.
“Vision QA has played a huge part in our key performance indicators. It has really taken us, as a company, a couple steps forward from a technology standpoint. Our quality has gotten a lot better and we’ve been able to hit our goals year over year” — Ariel Burford, Senior Operations Manager, United Distributors
Reduce shrinkage up to 60%, eliminate mis-picks, verify the product in single bottle pick cases, automatically verify shipping labels, and verify product to truck lanes.
Vision QA uses barcode scanning, pattern recognition, and image capture to make sure the right label is on the product. When a discrepancy is found, the case is recirculated back into stock.
All cases are documented and attached to each invoice. During truck return, each case image is easily retrieved on the handheld to hold drivers accountable.
See how American Premium Beverage uses Vision QA and WCS controls to run an efficient wine and spirits distribution operation.
6 truck lanes
9,000 - 18,000 cases
3 full case pick lanes
2 split case pick lanes
5 sides barcode reading
2 vision cameras
3,000 cases per hour
Experience the entire system through a birds-eye view.
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Wine & Spirits Wholesaler: Atlanta, GA: Wine & Spirits Vision QA System.
Molson Coors Wholesaler: Raleigh, NC: 6.5 mil CE Dual Vision Box System.
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