Chill Distribution businesses need Warehouse Management Software for their business critical high-volume, fast moving 24×7 operations. Their products shelf-life is usually a matter of days. Strict stock rotation by Best Before Dates (BBD) is demanded by customers. Controlling stock rotation, 100% picking accuracy, temperature and quality control management with tight transportation schedules can all prove challenging and returned stock can quickly become worthless.
Traceability through the pick face is generally crucial. Replacement management is key to both traceability and efficiency. In-DEX Warehouse Management Software (In-DEX-WMS) solves this problem with a combination of pre-emptive, forecast-based and real-time replenishment cycles.
Stock can arrive in the warehouse or distribution centre with a shorter shelf-life from stock currently being picked. It is essential that the operation is made aware of this immediately and deals with it in real-time. The In-DEX WMS real-time control engine manages these situations.
In-DEX WMS has a multitude of features that are proven in chill environments, for example: real-time Catch Points and Check Points, Voice and Robotic Picking and Live Interactive Dashboards.
Dale Farm operates In-DEX WMS across a number of its sites, all fully integrated to the production and Microsoft NAV ERP system. The products can come directly from the production halls or one of a number of production facilities. SKU counts and volumes are high throughout the operation and the recent deployment of In-DEX WMS Voice has vastly improved pick rates given the hand-free nature.
Telford based CML Fulfilment & Logistics is dedicated logistics specialist delivering daily to all Aldi RDCs in the UK and Ireland. They were recently approved as a Nominated Aldi Logistics Platform. The high volume Chill Pick & Pick-to-Zero (PTZ) operation in the facility is further complicated with a high volume cross-dock operation all managed seamlesly by In-DEX WMS.
Pentons Haulage are a 3rd party transport and warehousing business based in Oswestry, Shropshire. It operates from a purpose-built multi-temperature storage facility and picks over 500,000 cases of chill variable weighted product on a 24×7 weekly cycle, all managed and controlled by In-DEX WMS since 2003.