Published on March 7, 2014
WEFLEX INTEGRATED LOGISTIC SYSTEM ® Weflex srl Marketing 2014 V 2 .1 2 01 4 / 0 2 / 2 0 1
OVERVIEW What is Weflex integrated logistic system? It is an innovative system designed by Weflex to manage the logistic operation in warehouses and manufacturing plant, the aim is to control the movement and storage of materials and process the associated transactions, including shipping, receiving, putaway and picking, adopting the most advanced technologies. The system directs and optimizes each operation, and assignes the job task to the resources, basing on the real-time information, controlled by computerized simulator, without paper. It monitors the progress of products through the warehouse. The database is updated, in real time, achieving accurate track of each operation. 2
OVERVIEW Every resource is equipped with a specific device and software specifically designed to interact with the system. One of the main key points of the system is the full integration with RTLS system Track+Race by Indyon. The warehouses forklifts, equipped with Track+Race system, can identify automatically the goods and the storage locations, increasing the performance of every warehouse operation. Track+Race is virtually an automated storage and retrieval systems, using the forklifts instead of automatic guided vehicles. This technical solution aims to revolutionize the warehouse management: increasing overall performances, increasing the efficiency, reducing errors, simplifying the operations and providing to the company heads the instrument to keep warehouse stocks and resources accurately monitored. 3
MARKET, CUSTOMER PROFILE The target market are companies: owning facilities and indoor and outdoor warehouses, moving every day high quantities and volumes of goods The goods are stocked and moved mostly on pallet (or cages, bins, big bags, spools) The goods are stored on any type of racks or stacked on the floors The goods are moved with vehicles like forklifts, reach trucks, pallet truck, 4
MAIN PRODUCT GROUPS Paper Food Fruits Rubber Chemical Ceramic tiles Electric cable Beverage Wood Home appliance 5
ITILE SOLUTION ITile is the integrated system designed by Weflex specifically optimized on the needs of the ceramic tiles warehouses and manufacturing plant. ITile aim is to control the movement and storage of materials and process the associated transactions, including shipping, receiving, putaway and picking. The system manages of ceramic tile market attributes: grade, shade, caliber, special packaging, labeling and perform decisions and optimizations basing on the specific environment and features of ceramic tile product. Every process is optimized: the picking strategies, the work balance, the management of the resources, the goods positioning in the warehouse, the shipping operations. 6
FORKFLIFT FLEET How many forklif ts? ITile can be adopted in any warehouse, star ting since small warehouse, managed with 2 forklif ts, ending with big logistic hubs, including separate warehouses and facilities, with over 100 forklif ts controlled. The software is designed to handle complex logistics processes, involving parallel/serial processes stations and different type of vehicles. 7
ELEMENTS OF THE SYSTEM Wireless Lan WMS software •It is the wireless network infrastructure, it allows to every software client to communicate with the server. It is the mandatory backbone of the system. ITile system is offered with an high quality and innovative Wireless LAN. Itile is anyway completely compatible with any preexisting Wireless Lan • The software is based on an innovative WMS software platform interfaced with database, specifically developed to control ad optimize the logistic processes of warehouses moving high quantities and volumes. RTLS Track+Race Warehouse hardware •The system is composed by a software (server and client) and hardware installed on the forklift, it allows the auto identification of goods, the auto identification of storage location, the automatic tracking of the forklifts operations •The supply includes all the industrial devices needed to control the physical process and to interact with users. They includes: PCs, handheld devices, printers, scanners, pneumatic pliers, 8
SYSTEM ADVANTAGES E l i m in a te t h e t i m e n e e d e d f o r g o o d s s e a r c h E l i m in a te t i m e f o r g o o d s i d e n t i fi c a t io n a n d l o c a t i o n s i d e n t i fi c a t i on ( a u to i d e n t i fi c a t io n ) I m p rov e t h e c a p a c i t y o f t h e w a r e h o us e d u e to t h e p o s s i b i li t y to m i x t h e a r t i c l e s . C o n t r o l o f t h e ex a c t p o s i t i o n o f g o o d s i n 3 D ( c o m p lex p a l l et s t a c k i n g m a n a g e m e n t ) C o n t r o l a n d o p t i m iz e l o g i s t i c p r o c e s s e s : p i c k i n g , p u t aw ay, s h i p p i n g o p t i m i z a t i o n s . P i c k i n g s t r a te g i e s b a s e d o n c e r a m i c t i l e s t y p e . P r o v i d e r e l i a b l e m o n i to r o f a ny w a r e h o u s e r e s o u r c e a n d key p e r f o r m a nc e i n d i c a to r s S to c k i nv e n to r y a l w ay s a c c u r a te , r e l i a b l e a n d r e a l t i m e u p d a te d, i n c r e a s e s a l e s o p p o r t un i t y R e d u c e e r r o r s i n a ny l o g i s t ic p r o c e s s : a c c e p t a nc e , s to r a g e , p i c k i n g a n d s h i p p i n g . R e d u c e t i m e n e e d e d f o r s h i p p i n g , r e c e i v i n g , p u t aw ay a n d p i c ki n g o p e r a t i o n s E l i m in a te p a p e r A u to m a te d a t a f l o w s a n d d o c um e n t s p r o c e s s i n g Red uc e t r ai ni ng t i m e a nd o f wa r e ho u s e em p l oye es : t h e o p er ato r s c a n p er fo rm t h e t a s k s w i t h o ut s p e c i fi c k n o w l e d g e o f t h e m a r ket a n d p r o d uc t s A u to m a t ic a n d d y n a m i c b a l a n c e o f t h e j o b t a s k s o n t h e r e s o u rc e s av a i l a b l e 9
MODULAR SOLUTIONS Weflex mi ssi on facilities . Today, market, allow us translate them expectations . i s desi gn, devel op, realize and manage of l ogisti cs the experi ence and exper tise matured in cerami c tile to under stand the ceramic market customer s needs and in a tec hni cal soluti on that outclass the company Weflex ser vi ces i ncludes process analysi s, collecti ons of data, feasibi lity study and all the project management: hardware and sof tware suppl y, depl oyment , installati on, configurati on, training, i nventor y suppor t, star tup. Weflex aim i s to of fer to the customer a key in hand soluti on : hardware, sof tware, wireless Lan, RTLS system and project management . In case the customer already owns some of the elements composi ng the system, ever y sof tware module can b e easil y inter faced with preexi sting one. RTLS system can be adopted to manage initially some of the logistic processes and the integrati on with automati c lines, and in a second step, with high scalability, can be implemented on any fur ther logistic process. 10
MODULARITY OF WEFLEX OFFER: W B A WMS Wireless LAN C WMS RTLS Track+Race RTLS Track+Race The configuration A is our standard solution, It include all the functionality of a modern WMS and control in real time the forklift activities allowing automatic identification of the pallets and of the locations. The WMS provided is already interfaced with the RTLS BLM. The customer must consider to develop the sw interface for the communication with WMS software. The configuration B is an effective simpler solution, It control all the warehouse operations, The identification of the location and of the goods is typically operated by reading barcode. Warehouse processes performance are reduced respect A. The customer must consider to develop the sw interface for the communication with WMS software. The configuration C is offered to (1) the customers that have already adopted a WMS and looking for a system that provide automatic identification of goods and location to improve warehouse performance , (2) the customers decide to integrate the RTLS BLM directly to their ERP. In any case, the customer must consider to develop the sw interface for the communication with RTLS BLM software. 11
RTLS TRACK+RACE •Forks load sensor •Height forks sensor •Forklift panel PC •Rfid antenna • Electronic Control unit redbox • Glass capsule passive transponder 1. The infrastructure: it is composed the transponders grid placed on warehouse floors and the Wireless 2. The hardware mounted on the forklif t: It allow transponder detection, determine position of the 3. The sof tware controls the warehouse operations, the client drive the forklift driver and control and track LAN coverage. The transponders act as landmarks in warehouse areas. The transponders supplied are guarantee for 10 Years, services free, the operative temperatures range is -25 to +60 (°C). forklifts and of the assets in the 3d space. The hardware can be mounted on any type of warehouse vehicle. the forklift operations. 12
TRACK+RACE RTLS REFERENCES Company Product group Company Product group AGROKOR AWW Food Aluminum Zagreb (Croazia) Wutoschingen (Germania) LISEGA MEISTERWERKE Mechanic Wood BAYKER Ceramic Tiles Modena (Italia) PAPIER UND KARTONFABRIK VAREL Paper Varel (Germania) BITBURGER BRAUGRUPPE beer Bitburg (Germania) PHOENIX COMPOUNDING Rubber/automotive Waltershausen (Germania) CERAMICHE PIEMME Ceramic Tiles Modena (Italia) PHOENIX COMPOUNDING Rubber/automotive Hamburg (Germania) COCA COLA Beverage Genshagen (Germania) P&G Consumer goods Crailsheim (Germania) DGW EMILCERAMICA FRAUNHOFER OPEN ID CENTER FRUCTUS MERAN GEMBIRD GEROLSTEINER BRUNNEN GKN HAMMESFAHR KRONOSPAN KRONOSPAN KRONOSPAN KRONOSPAN Chemical Ceramic Tiles Dortmund (Germania) Modena (Italia) REHAU RHENUS LOGISTICS Automotive Logistic Ingolstadt (Germania) Stuttgart (Germania) Logistic Dortmund (Germania) SADA CAVI Copper Modena (Italia) Food, Fruit Electronic Water, Beverage Automotive Logistic Wood Wood Wood Wood Bolzano (Italy) Almere (Paesi Bassi) Gerolstein (Germania) Frankfurt (Germania) Monheim (Germania) Ponterosso (Italia) Zvolen (Slovacchia) Mohacs (Ungheria) Strzelce (Polonia) SAP SCG SCHUTZ STILL TAKKO TUM TRUMPF GRUPPE VAN DER LANDE IND. VELA TECHNOLOGIES Logistic Ceramic Packaging Logistic Clothes Logistic Mechanic Logistic Textile fabric Zurigo (Svizzera) Bangkok (Thailandia) Selters (Germania) Amburgo (Germania) Hamburg (Germania) Munich (Germania) Ditzingen (Germania) Veghel (Paesi Bassi) Villaga (Italia) KRONOSPAN Wood Romania WEDI Building material Munster (Germania) Zeven (Germania) Dortmund (Germania) 13
SHORT PAYBACK PERIOD The payback period for these technologies is ver y short in case of warehouses already computerized and outfitted with wireless LAN and with warehouse management system (or with ERP including warehouse module) and the related hardware. In case of warehouses not already computerized, the higher overall costs of system are counterbalanced by the higher guarantee savings achievable. 14
SHORT PAYBACK PERIOD, SOME CASE HISTORY Company Products Group Facility location size of warehouse Components provided Vela Technic Fabrics Vicenza (italy) 5000 m2 -Track+Race transponders hardware infrastucture -Track+Race hardware for forklifts -Track+Race software Software interface Track+Race interfaced with SAP, Track+Race interfaced through an interface sw layer with "Zucchetti Ad Hoc" ERP 2 (special 9m height forklifts) 9 Not supplied Not supplied Qty of forklifts equipped Costs of Wlan infrastructure SadaCavi Electrical cables Modena (Italy) 19500 m2 -Track+Race transponders hardware infrastucture -Track+Race hardware for forklifts -Track+Race software -Track+Race software integration with Highbay automatic warehouse input/output Fructus Fruits distribution Bolzano (Italy) 11500 m2 -Track+Race transponders hardware infrastucture -Track+Race hardware for forklifts -Track+Race software -Track+Race software integration with conveyor and sorter -Track+Race warehouse optimizer Phoenix Rubber compound Waltershausen (Germany) 45000 m2 -Track+Race transponders hardware infrastucture -Track+Race hardware for forklifts Emilceramica Ceramic tiles Sassuolo (Italy) 280000 m2 -Track+Race transponders hardware infrastucture -Track+Race hardware for forklifts -Track+Race software -WMS software -Wireless LAN infrastructure - full project management TCC Ceramic tiles Saraburi (Thailand) 320000 m2 -Track+Race transponders hardware infrastucture -Track+Race hardware for forklifts -Track+Race software -WMS software -Wireless LAN infrastructure -warehouse picking crane -handheld devices -full project management Track+Race interfaced with ACS ERP Track+Race hardware directly connected to customer WMS 6 Not supplied Track+Race+WMS interfaced to "Proj" ERP Track+Race+WMS interfaced to SAP (16 data flows) 46 350.000 Euro Costs for WMS and software customizations Not supplied Not supplied 11 Supplied through our partner Not supplied Costs of transponders infrastructure 10.000 Euro 28.000 Euro Costs of Track+Race forklift hardware Approx costs of project 30.000 Euro Payback Period 37 300.000 Euro Not supplied 250.000 Euro 340.000 Euro 20.000 Euro 35.000 Euro 155.000 Euro 104.000 Euro 135.000 Euro 165.000 Euro 90.000 Euro 500.000 Euro 690.000 Euro 60.000 Euro 200.000 Euro 250.000 Euro 160.000 Euro 1.800.000 Euro 1.800.000 Euro 24 months 24 months 36 months 24 months 36 months 30 months 15
WEFLEX OFFERS POLICIES Weflex aim to design an effective, customized solution that fit all the needs of the customer. The first step is providing to the customer a budget offer allowing to evaluate if the costs are compliant with the company economical investment strategies. It the economical offer is compliant with company investment strategies, Weflex proposes to perform, directly on the company site, a feasibility study and consulting. In few days of analysis and site survey, Weflex is able to collect all the data needed to produce a technical report listing the savings expected by the system adoption and the final offer, including all the hardware and the services required. 16
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