A new cockpit provides customisable views for a current overview of all relevant areas of the warehouse, showing where there is a need for action. An integrated pick heat map provides a top view of the warehouse visualising the movements in the warehouse in real time. These tools are backed up by a new module for dock and yard management, as well as modules to support quality assurance and simplify returns management.
The Stuttgart-based specialist in intralogistics IT solutions has developed a cockpit that is integrated into the SuPCIS-L8 warehouse management software and offers individually customisable dashboards for the control room. The dashboards show all relevant data, updated in real time, such as performance and daily progress as well as the level of warehouse utilisation. The built-in notification centre visualises critical situations with system technology or logistics in an easy-to-understand manner. Unlike other solutions, this module isn't simply a display tool, but is integrated into the process and therefore offers the option of influencing the processes directly by mouse click or touch. With the new pick heat map, there can now be a graphical overview of different storage areas, visualising movements in real time. It is based on a floor plan of the warehouse. Multiple levels and different aspects of the warehouse can be presented graphically. Colour coding and additional symbols can provide the user with an immediate overview of the state of warehouse elements and can quickly identify problems in specific storage areas.
SuPCIS-L8 also offers functions for dock and yard management. The occupancy times for loading docks are visualised using Gantt charts, which the innovative Java framework automatically scaled to the selected period of time and the selected number of loading docks. Similarly, objects, containers and storage location on the grounds are managed in the yard management module. Calling of trucks to the gate can be carried out via SMS on the driver's mobile phone. The monitoring and planning of docks by the system, along with yard management, permit loading docks to be utilised evenly, minimising the waiting times for containers.
These new tools are supplemented by a QA testing module to simplify quality testing, with extensive functionality and industry-specific configuration options. Specifically for the textile industry, there is also an option for lot testing. Returns processing is also now even simpler and more efficient with SuPCIS-L8. For improved user-friendliness, processes in returns processing and in the QA modules are supported by screen displays of the corresponding articles and QA testing specifications.