R.I.S. portfolio contains modules for performing various work sections:
- Picking shipments
- Assembly of outgoing goods
- Warehouse management – calculation of active and passive nests, transplants.
- Production terminal
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Assembling consignments seems like an easy task – customer orders exist and the task of assemblers is only to collect the right goods …
In most cases, the work process is as follows – the orders arrive at the business software, the foreman prints the dice sheets on paper, the assemblers move around the paper in his hand – collect the goods and make corrections to the dice sheet according to the quantity actually shipped. The same papers then go to the secretary, who re-enters the actual data into the computer and prints the invoices / delivery notes.
However, today’s system should allow for much more!
- Integration with business software also allows you to take into account last-minute additions when assembling – for example, the customer ordered something more.
- Assembling can take place at stationary workplaces, if the goods come to the assembler in some way, or moves with a portable terminal in the assembler’s warehouse, on the screen of which you can see the necessary information.
- The system must be easy to learn and so-called foolproof. Tell the assembler in advance where the right goods are on the shelf and also check that the right goods and the right batch were taken. As a result, the work of the assembler becomes routine, but there is an opportunity to hire additional labor for peak hours with easier effort. And the speed and quality of work no longer depends so much on the collector’s knowledge of where the goods are located.
- Duplicate entries are omitted. The information no longer passes through the paper but is immediately available in the system during assembly.
- Warehouse management receives prompt feedback on what is happening.
Logisticians can try different assembly orders by relocating the goods in the warehouse or by setting the order of the nest addresses.
- The system must be able to integrate various accessories – scales, bar code readers, specific industrial computer terminals, card readers, portable data collection terminals, touch screens, etc.
- Execution orders must also take into account freight queues and their departure times.
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- Keeping a small warehouse is not difficult – one person can receive the goods, find suitable places in the warehouse and quickly find the right goods when they are delivered. However, the complexity of the work increases rapidly when
- There are several employees – receivers, positioners, markers, forklift drivers, assemblers, inventors, ..
the warehouse is large and consists of different functional parts – reception area, marking area, storage areas, passive and active sockets, assembly area, etc.
- The movement of goods is fast and voluminous – paper records can no longer be kept by hand.
RIS has developed modules for warehouse automation, which enable flexible management and control of large warehouses and logistics centers. Mobile and fixed terminals can be used as devices. The main functionality is:
- Acceptance of goods to the warehouse and finding the correct location for the goods – taking into account the type of goods, shelf life, structure of storage places, etc.
- Management of the order of transplants – control of the work of goods movers or forklifts. The goods need to be transported to the warehouse, from one warehouse to another, to the delivery area.
- Allow pickers to work efficiently – active / picking points must always have the right goods
- Warehouse management does not mean accounting inventory. However, balances, financial accounting, etc. are the task of business software.
RFID – Radio Frequency Identification
RFID is a technology based on radio waves that can be used to tag and track devices and objects. The easiest way would be to compare RFID technology with a barcode. Instead of a bar code, there are chips that contain a unique code (or other information) similar to a bar. However, reading the RFID chips does not require direct visibility with the reader, this is the biggest advantage of RFID over the bar code. This means that in order to read information about a number of goods, it is not necessary to go through them one by one, but it is enough to scan the set with an RFID reader. For example, when shopping in a store, a customer can store a basket full of goods, and at the checkout, after passing the reader, they know what products and how many are in the basket. RFID chips can also be used in logistics centers to monitor and control the movement of containers, goods and pallets. RFID chips consist of two parts, a control chip and an antenna. The control chip allows different amounts of data to be stored, and the antennas receive and transmit information. The advantage of RFID is that passive chips do not need an energy source to move data. The energy is taken from the induction caused by the radio waves of the reader and is used to send the data on the chip back to the reader. Unlike a barcode, RFID chips are much more resistant to scratches and other similar treatments because the chips are usually surrounded by a strong plastic or metal shell and suffer from both laundry and heat, in which case the barcode would already be destroyed. There are three types of chips: Active chips use a power source to send signals, making the reading distance significantly larger. Active chips allow data to be sent every short time. The reading distance of active chips can be up to 100 meters. However, passive chips are without any power source and depend only on the radio waves generated by the reader, reducing the reading distance while allowing for a wide variety of installations. The reading distance of passive chips is from a few meters to 10 meters, depending on the frequency. The third type is a hybrid of both active and passive chips, using an additional power source to transmit data to increase the reading distance, which largely depends on the construction and battery size of the semi-passive chips. In most cases, the same devices can be used to read and write chips. However, care must be taken to ensure that each chip contains a unique code that can be added to the chip at the factory. However, all other information can be changed as needed via RFID writing. In addition – the volume of information is much larger than the stripe. You can write the serial number of the goods on the same chip, the best before the shelf life, batch ID, information production date, etc.