Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Benefits of Voice Picking Systems in Distribution Centers

A voice picking system is automated technology that gives simple voice commands to employees through a speaker in a headset or vest for warehouse picking applications.  Voice directed picking allows for hands-free scanning, which is a huge productivity booster when employees can move freely and efficiently through the warehouse without carrying a paper list or a scanner in one hand.  Voice commands direct employees throughout the warehouse to the next picking area most optimized for efficiency based on your warehouse control system, and smart scanning of serial numbers and SKUs.
Voice picking technology is also used for replenishment operations, improving put away as well as pick functions.  With picking labor making up approximately 55% of the total labor cost for distribution centers, implementing the leanest process available with the right technology drastically reduces costs by eliminating wasted touches, improving productivity and profitability.
Benefits of a Voice Picking System
Voice directed picking offers a multitude of benefits as this technology has become increasingly cost effective to implement in recent years, if designed properly from a reputable warehouse automation company.  Voice picking systems by The Numina Group are proven to provide several benefits including:
  • Simple to implement
  • Zero operator training
  • Quick return on investment often within 12 to 18 months
  • Versatile with proven automation solutions in Omni-Channel, B to B, and E-Commerce picking
  • Increase in order fulfillment accuracy to 99.99%
  • Productivity increase of up to 30%
  • Included Labor Management Module for productivity tracking and analysis
Voice Picking System and Automation Supplier
The Numina Group is a warehouse automation expert, with more than thirty years of experience defining, designing and implementing automated warehouse solutions for some of the highest volume distribution centers in the world.  Numina Group assists various industries including the food industry, electronics, omni-channel distribution centers, production facilities and distribution centers.  Check out these successful case studies for more information.

The Numina Group is an industry leader in warehouse design and implementation of the most reliable warehouse control system available today.  Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer to learn more about our automated warehouse solutions including voice picking systems.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Warehouse Control Software that Outperforms Competition

There is a substantial difference between just managing your warehouse, and controlling your warehouse distribution processes.  To obtain the maximum efficiency and profitability possible with your distribution system, it is crucial to have real-time data for real-time control and execution of all order fulfillment systems.  Real-Time Distribution System, RDS™, is a Tier One Warehouse Control and Execution (WCS-WES) System that delivers maximum control to distributions systems across North America.
Technologically Advanced Warehouse Software
Numina Group has over thirty years of experience in warehouse design and implementation of streamlined order fulfillment processes, utilizing the latest in technological advancements for optimum efficiency.  Numina Group’s Real-Time Distribution System is a flexible and scalable WCS-WES designed to grow with your business, optimizing flow in small warehouses and processing the demands from some of the highest-volume distribution centers.
RDS includes a full family of pre-developed modules, with a sophisticated Order Release Module that performs technical batch orders or continuous wave-less order release logic.  RDS™ fully integrates with any WMS or ERP system, bridging the gap between your order fulfillment processes and advanced automated equipment.  
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all your automated warehouse equipment was connected to the same warehouse control system?  With Numina, you can combine your current technologies with the most sophisticated control and execution platform available.  RDS™ acts as your production floor supervisor, automatically adapting to new situations and eliminating bottlenecks in your process.
Benefits of Real-Time Distribution Software for Warehouse Control
Numina’s WCS-WES is proven to improve order fulfillment accuracy to more than 99.9%, reduce labor costs up to 70%, and increase profitability on average of 30%.  
Our skilled design and engineering team begins with a thorough analysis of your distribution process, conducting value stream mapping exercises to drill down on each labor touch and component of your process.  We provide a comparison of your current process to our optimized flow process, showing you where we can save you time and money.  
Real time control is crucial to obtaining maximum profitability in any distribution process.  Reliable and scalable software is the key to driving advanced technologies, and is the one component you cannot compromise on.  
All modules are designed to improve efficiency and profitability, such as our Voice Picking System that provides hands free voice directed picking and requires zero operator training.  Numina’s Print and Apply Labeling System automatically places the proper label and routing instructions on your cartons with proper placement of all customer specific packing slips and documents, and provides smart sorting for accurate shipping.
When it comes to implementing the best warehouse software to give you total control, scalability to accommodate future growth, accuracy to achieve total customer satisfaction and maximum efficiency for maximum profit – look no further than Numina Group.

Numina Group is your one stop for warehouse design and automation, helping companies to achieve maximum efficiency and profitability.  Contact us today to speak with an engineer about how we can customize an automated warehouse solution for you with the most advanced warehouse software available.  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Maximize Your Profit with a Warehouse Control System

If you want to reach the maximum profitability possible with warehouse automation, you should realize the multitude of benefits provided by a proven warehouse control system. Simply managing your warehouse isn’t quite good enough when you can have complete control in real time to drive all pick, pack and ship functions for maximum efficiency.  
Long term costs can be significantly reduced with a properly designed and implemented, scalable and flexible warehouse control system.   
Warehouse Automation Designed for Your Distribution Process
Defining and designing your distribution process is critical to implementing the right solution to obtain the most streamlined operation, and to improve all key performance indicators (KPIs) for Perfect Order Processes.  The Numina Group has over thirty years of experience in helping companies to realize maximum profitability through improving key performance indicators such as: complete order fill accuracy, on-time delivery, accurate customer specifications and zero defects.
Our Warehouse Control and Execution System (WCS-WES) is Real-Time Distribution Software, RDS™, and proven to help companies to achieve 99% or greater performance in these key areas, providing significant cost reduction with maximum profitability.  
Real-Time Control for All Warehouse Management Systems
Numina Group’s Real-Time Distribution Software is fully scalable and integrates with any warehouse management system, filling the void between order planning and execution with real time control of your entire distribution process.  
In the high volume, fast paced environment of the largest distribution centers in the world, there is no room for error as even the slightest mistake in inventory counts or labeling and shipping can have severe consequences.  RDS™ drives advanced technologies for automatic printing and applying labeling systems, voice picking and replenishment systems, automatic scanning, weighing and dimension, and smart sorting with automated conveyors, improving accuracy to 99.9%.     
Numina Group’s warehouse automation systems are proven to provide a minimum of 30% increase in profitability, and reductions in labor costs up to 70%.  Real time data is crucial to obtaining these results, proven warehouse control software is something you cannot compromise on.  

Numina Group is recognized as a leading expert in warehouse automation with our superior Tier One Warehouse Control and Execution System, RDS™.  Real-Time Distribution Software combined with advanced technologies deliver significant cost savings with maximum profitability.  Contact us today to speak with an expert automation engineer to learn more about our proven automated warehouse solutions.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Looking for the Best Warehouse Automation Company?

Are you looking for the best warehouse automation company to streamline your order fulfillment processes for increased warehouse profitability?   With all the information out there on warehouse management systems and automated equipment, it can be difficult to know which company has the best automated warehouse system for you.  

Many companies might tell you that they have what you need, but do they really understand your distribution system?  Have they conducted a thorough warehouse design and analysis?  Do they know the different benefits of warehouse management compared with warehouse control and execution?

When you need to implement a streamlined order fulfillment solution for maximum efficiency and profitability, you need the automation experts at Numina Group.

Numina Group Provides Comprehensive Warehouse Automation and Control

Numina Group has more than thirty years of experience with defining, designing and implementing comprehensive solutions for complete automated warehouse control.   Numina partners with you to understand your order fulfillment processes through in-depth lean analysis and value stream mapping practices.  

We dive right in, roll up our sleeves, and design a total warehouse solution allowing you to maximize all available space for increased capacity and throughput.  Our Real-Time Distribution Software, RDS™, is a Warehouse Control and Execution System (WCS-WES) that provides reliability, accuracy and guaranteed high performance to meet the demands of high-volume order fulfillment processes.  

Improve Efficiency and Profitability with Numina’s Warehouse Control System

RDS is a Tier 1 WCS-WES that integrates with any warehouse management system to drive advanced technologies for improved efficiency and profitability.  RDS is a complete automated warehouse software solution that drives advanced technologies including:

RDS is a modular and scalable automated software solution that drives these and many other advanced technologies for maximum efficiency and profitability.   Our automated warehouse solutions provide immediate return on investment (ROI) with clients typically realizing an increase in profitability of 30%, reduction in labor expenses up to 70%, and improvement in accuracy of order fulfillment to 99.99%.  

You can have confidence in our more than thirty years of experience providing Tier One Warehouse Control systems to improve distribution processes across North America.

Numina provides warehouse automation solutions to distribution centers to streamline order fulfillment processes including pick, pack and ship operations.  Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer and learn how we can improve your efficiency and profitability with our warehouse control and execution system.

Monday, December 18, 2017

How to Improve Your Label Printing and Applying Process

Automated print and apply labeling systems are proven to save time and money; they deliver maximum efficiencies and profitability to your warehouse.  Automating your printing and applying of labels and shipping documents reaps big rewards in labor costs, typically realizing return on investment within one year, if designed and implemented properly.

Eliminating the need for an operator to remove backing tape and stick envelope pouches stuffed with printed documents on each and every carton is a huge reduction in labor expenses.  Removing the element of human error also increases the accuracy of print and apply label applications, providing maximum profitability through accurate and efficient processes.

Professional Design of Print and Apply Labeling Systems

If you are interested in improving your productivity and accuracy with automated print and apply labeling systems, you owe it to yourself to contact Numina Group for proven automated solutions.  Numina provides an in-depth design of your process, factoring in all important design considerations.   

For an automated print and apply labeling system to function properly, you must consider the following elements of design:

  • Spacing – There should be a consistent gap between the cartons, as determined by the printer speed and travel distance of the tamp head, which varies with box height.

  • Alignment -  A thorough design incorporates a set of rules for alignment to ensure consistency in label application.

  • Automated conveyor system -  Proper conveyors with stable and steady transport are required for high quality tamping procedures with consistent label application.

These are just a few of the very important considerations that must be factored into an automated label application design.  It can be tricky to coordinate all elements of a successful print and apply automated system, and if not designed and coordinated correctly it may cause you more headaches than savings.  

Numina Group Provides Comprehensive Automated Warehouse Design and Implementation

Numina Group is a leader in designing and implementing a total Warehouse Control and Execution System, WCS-WES, including proven solutions with automated printing and applying of packing sheets and shipping documents.  Our Real Time Distribution Software, RDS™, combined with advanced technologies deliver guaranteed high performing material handling solutions in demanding distribution processes.  

Our X-Press PAL™ and X-Press PAL Plus™ delivers flexible and scalable print and apply solutions, including duplex printing on 8.5” x 11” or 4” x 6”, and automatically placing the pack sheet under a removable label.   

Our One-Step and One-Step Plus automated solutions will print the correct packing slip and shipping documents with accurate placement on cartons.  One-Step is proven to drastically reduce labor expenses with automatic scanning and verification of cartons.  

For proven solutions with automated printing and applying of labels and shipping documents, contact Numina today.  Our automated systems save time and money processing up to 1,500 cartons per hour, up to 12,000 in an eight-hour shift.  

Monday, December 11, 2017

Looking for Warehouse Software with Real Time Control?

Running your warehouse or distribution center with efficiency for high profits can be challenging in a fast paced, demanding environment.  Realizing the full potential of your warehouse software is critical to achieving success with order fill accuracy, efficiency and profitability.  If you are struggling to realize your full potential and looking for warehouse software with real time control, you should learn how a warehouse control and execution software system can take your warehouse management to the next level.  

Difference Between Warehouse Management and Warehouse Control

You may be thinking of replacing your current warehouse management software, or maybe you are considering hiring additional labor to fill the void between order planning and execution?   This is where knowing the difference between a warehouse management system (WMS) and warehouse control system (WCS) is vital to achieving maximum profitability.    

A WMS typically focuses on broad activities, such as processes and people, and is helpful to schedule labor in relation to order fulfillment requirements and inventory.  The key function of a WMS is to act as a business planning system, and usually does not operate in real time, nor does it provide any control over automated equipment.  

Achieve Efficiency, Accuracy and Profits with Warehouse Control System

A WCS will interface with your WMS, providing control & execution of material handling systems such as sorters, automated conveyors, carousels and a host of other automated equipment.  The WMS will tell you what you need to have, when and where you need to have it, but if something changes and creates a bottleneck in your process, a WMS won’t adapt to the new situation.

A warehouse control and execution system will prevent a bottleneck in the first place by adapting to situations in real time, and telling your equipment how to respond for the most streamlined operation.  This powerful warehouse software acts like a floor supervisor, directing your equipment and labor to work in the most efficient manner with accuracy and consistency.  

Numina Provides Technologically Advanced Warehouse Control Software

If you are utilizing a host of material handling devices and systems, and looking for more control to balance them all together for efficiency and profitability, call the experts at Numina Group.  We have over thirty years of experience in developing the most technologically advanced warehouse software for complete control and execution.  

Our Real Time Distribution System, RDS™, is a flexible and scalable automated solution that drives advanced technologies for high accuracy and efficiency.  We can integrate with any warehouse management or ERP system with real time control and guaranteed performance.  

RDS drives advanced technologies including:

  • Automated Conveyor Systems
  • Print and Apply Labeling
  • Pick Execution with Voice or Light Picking Systems
  • Print-Fold-Insert Technology
  • Automatically Scan, Weigh and verify Dimensions
  • And many more!

Numina’s Real Time Distribution System is a Tier 1 Warehouse Control and Execution System that meets the demands of high volume order fulfillment, with reliability and guaranteed high performance.  Our skilled team provides easy connectivity, web based diagnostics, and ongoing service and support from our knowledgeable software engineers 24/7.

Numina provides accurate automation with all warehouse distribution order fulfillment processes including picking, packing, sorting and shipping.  Contact us today to learn more about how we can improve your accuracy, efficiency and profitability with total warehouse control.   

Monday, December 4, 2017

What is a Voice Picking System and How Will It Help Me?

Voice directed picking systems in warehouses and distribution centers have been around since the 90’s, but are rapidly rising in use due to technological advancements that make it simple and affordable to implement.  Voice picking is a dialogue between your team members and your warehouse control system.  Employees wear a headset and receive voice directed commands for picking inventory for orders based on smart scanning of SKU and serial numbers.  Voice is also used in put applications to replenish inventory with direct voice commands to the employee.   

Picks are confirmed as a worker moves through the warehouse from one location to the next with easy to understand voice commands. Voice systems direct workers through the warehouse with the path optimized to be the most efficient.

Numerous Benefits of Voice Directed Picking

One of the most valuable benefits of voice picking systems is that the employee has free use of both hands.  A voice picking system provides hands free scanning which drastically boosts productivity and eliminates the need for workers to pick from paper or carry an RF scanner.   

Voice picking technology is also very effective, proven to improve accuracy to 99.99%.  Voice directed picking systems decrease the chance of error with real time scanning directing pick and put applications.  

A voice directed picking system should be multi-modal, allowing feedback from the operator's’ voice, and easy to learn with minimal start up training and voice recognition required.  

Numina Group is the Voice Picking System Specialist

For voice picking systems that outperform the competition, contact the voice automation experts at Numina Group.  Numina Group’s Real Time Distribution, RDS™, warehouse control system combined with RDS Voice delivers the latest in technological advancements for optimized warehouse automation.  

RDS Voice provides much more than voice directed pick and put functions, it is a complete modular order fulfillment automation solution!  RDS Voice provides a host of benefits, including the following:

  • Hands Free Scanning to capture 2D bar codes
  • Smart Batch Picking with optimized walk path
  • Pick to Carton or Tote Applications with smart conveyor zone routing
  • Includes Labor Management module with complete worker traceability and productivity tracking
  • Order Release and Pick Wave Management
  • Improves Productivity in receiving, picking, inspection and replenishment
  • Speaker independent – no voice recognition training required
  • Hardware independent

Numina’s Voice Picking System, RDS Voice, directs hands free pick and pack processes for uniform and controlled operations.  This superior technology is easily interfaced with your current WMS or ERP system, and is simple with no voice training required making it is easier to onboard and train new employees.  

Boost your productivity by up to 50% with hands-free, voice directed picking systems from Numina.

The Numina Group leads the industry with a Tier 1 Warehouse Control and Execution System, designed for high profitability.  Contact us today to learn more about our automated warehouse solutions, including our superior voice picking technology.