- Design studies
- Facility capacity and size requirements
- Process improvement development
- Product profiling and slotting
- Footprint studies and requirements
- Automated technology recommendations
- Professional blueprint of design optimized with lean analysis
- Analysis of ROI payback and cost saving efficiencies
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
In 1991 Finnish student, Linus Torvald, had a vision: to create a new free operating system and Linux was born. If you include the millions of computer systems and embedded devices running its little brother Android, from phones, printers, home appliances, and mobile hand-held computers, Linux is now the world’s #1 operation system. In 1999, Numina Group made at the time, a bold decision to re-write our Real-time Distribution Software, RDS Warehouse Control System, (WCS) and move from Microsoft to Linux. We made the decision for all the right reasons: speed of execution, stability, scalability, open source development tools/ databases, and industry standard communication interfaces.
This year’s Modex material handling and supply chain show in Atlanta was very successful for Numina Group, we broke all of our past trade booth visitor records. People came to our booth repeatedly asking two critical questions. The first, can they have a candy bar, reassuring us that people in logistics field are both hungry and polite! Of course we said “please take some so we don’t eat it ourselves!”
Linux: Warehouse and Industrial Automation Software for Pre-developed Interfaces
The second question most asked: Can Numina Group’s warehouse automation technologies integrate with their existing WMS or ERP System? Once we finished explaining the modularity and scalability story of RDS software and discussed its ten plus pre-developed industrial automation software interface tools, managers and engineers understood the huge benefit RDS WES/WCS provides. Linux has enabled RDS with readily available host interface software communication tools, such as web services, direct database connectors, file transfer, and pre-developed interfaces from SAP and IBM. These tools allow our customers to directly bolt on the latest advancements in voice picking, print and apply labeling, and conveyor and sorting systems to their existing business systems.
RDS provides all of the automation functionality that is lacking in the majority of WMS and ERP Systems. It directly integrates cartonization logic, order release, and pick and travel path optimization using voice directed pick, pack, and ship process automation. RDS as a native Linux application, lowers the cost of ownership and brings the benefit of true-real-time control to material handling control applications such as robots, high speed print and apply labeling, order fulfillment and high-speed shipping sorter control tasks. Implementing real-time controls is complex and difficult, we simplify the process with bolt-on RDS pre-developed modules run by Linux.
Numina Group is excited to see the accelerating growth and adaption of Linux throughout the industrial control and automation field. Several leading control system vendors have released Linux based programmable logic control, PLCs and software development tools supporting the latest IEC 61131 programming environment, operating on controllers and computers. Even Microsoft has acknowledged Linux is better suited for embedded control requirements, announcing that the family of internet control computers for its Internet of Things, (IoT) initiative will be Linux based.
Linux is quickly becoming the dominant industrial automation software OS in warehouse and factory automation. It’s the de-facto choice for the Internet of Things device monitoring, collection and cloud based information management. For further information on 8 Ways Linux Is Taking Over the World, check out the link to the article below. It highlights organizations around the world and Linux deployments in demanding automation and information management applications.
Learn more about the capabilities of Numina Group’s RDS Linux based warehouse automation by visiting our case study, Schumacher Triples Throughput in Existing DCs, Gains a Scalable Solution for Continued Growth.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
- Increased productivity with additional picks per hour
- Hands free barcode scanning
- Increased accuracy to 99.99%
- Quick and easy setup in minutes with no voice recognition training required
- Simple operation
- 8th generation speaker independent voice proven to work in noisy environments
- Pick wave management and order release
- Smart pick cart batch picking with walk path optimization
- Labor and employee productivity tracked by zone or task
- Easy integration with existing ERP and/or WMS systems
- ROI typically within one year
- Increased profitability
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Automated warehouse solutions must begin with an in-depth analysis of your distribution
and order fulfillment processes, to determine the most optimized path of material movement.
The Numina Group is set apart from traditional warehouse automation companies as we
partner with our clients and work together to determine the best technologies required to
improve your throughput and productivity.
challenges to design a streamlined flow of material which yields maximum productivity.
We partner with our clients to determine the best technologies required for automation
of material storage, pick, pack, and ship processes. Our unique consultative approach
uncovers inefficiencies and wasted touches as we work together to identify areas of
that deliver maximum operational improvements. Numina’s Real–Time Distribution, RDS™,
Warehouse Control and Execution System, (WCS-WES), integrates with existing WMS and
ERP systems to provide real time control of automated technologies which include:
- Voice Picking Systems (VPS) proven to increase accuracy to 99.99%
- VPS provides hands-free automation
- Labor management module with VPS for labor tracking
- Print and Apply Labeling processes up to 25 cartons per minute
- In line Scan–Weigh–Dimension for packing and shipping validation
- Automated conveyor systems including MDR, Cross-belt, Bombay, Tilt-tray and many others.
productivity, reduce labor costs, and improve utilization and storage. Our in-depth
knowledge and experience in defining, designing, and implementing cost-efficient,
warehouse automation solutions sets us apart from other warehouse automation companies.
- reduction in labor costs from 30% to 70%
- increase in profitability of 30%
- increase in order fulfillment accuracy to 99.99%
and knowledgeable 24/7 technical support.
improving productivity and profitability to distribution centers across North America.
Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer to learn more about our automated