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Get to know the movement and location of resources between transactions recorded in the WMS to reduce empty rides, increase the number of shipped orders and revenue per employee

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Increase the number of completed client orders

What can I measure?

Indoorway shows the exact live location of all assets involved in the order picking process, including forklifts, pickers, scanners. When integrated with the WMS, you can also see whether a resource is currently busy or available for new picking order.

What can I improve?

With accurate live data on resource usage, warehouse managers can better allocate tasks and respond to problems as soon as they occur, or even prevent them. Additionally, by integrating Indoorway with the WMS, it is possible to dynamically allocate orders to the resources that will fulfil them in the most optimal way. We call this ''Uber for warehouse''.

How will I benefit?

Managing picking using accurate, real-time data means more completed orders per resource, fewer empty rides and fewer resources (including managers) needed to fix errors.

What can I analyse?

Indoorway provides accurate movement data for all resources involved in the order picking process, including scanners, forklifts, workers, picking bins. When location data is combined with data from the WMS, we provide accurate indicators showing what was happening 'between scans', the actual performance of individual resources, and their space utilisation.  

What can I improve?

With accurate data on the performance of different types of resources, it is possible to better organise their work and plan their number in order to handle the expected levels of orders.

How will I benefit?

Increasing the number of picks allows more customer orders to be handled, thus improving the profitability of the warehouse.  

Reduce the number of empty runs

Where will I get information on empty trips?

Indoorway can monitor the movement of forklifts, workers and/or scanners involved in the picking process. Thanks to the integration with the WMS, we know exactly which resources have already picked the goods and which are still on their way to collect them. Alternatively, information about empty forklift trips can be obtained by installing laser distance meters on the forks.

What can I do with the data?

The stock movement data combined with the data from the WMS show exactly in which cases empty runs occur most frequently. This can be caused, for example, by sub-optimal allocation of orders (e.g. order) or incorrect placement of certain goods in the warehouse, which results in too long picking times.

How will I benefit?

Reducing empty trips allows for more picking to be carried out without having to increase the number of resources at the same time.

Optimise the allocation of goods in the warehouse

Wouldn't WMS data be enough for me to do this?

WMS systems only collect data when the barcode of the goods is scanned, i.e. when the goods are picked from or delivered to a specific location. They do not, however, record how the actual picking path took place, and such data is collected by the Indoorway system. The location data collected by Indoorway also complement ABC/XYZ type analyses, which allows for better use of warehouse space.

How can I use this data?

Knowing the exact picking paths for the different assortment types, the number of resources involved in the individual picks and their overall utilisation, it is possible to accurately analyse to what extent the current arrangement of goods and layout negatively affects the performance of the individual picks. This is an essential step in deciding on possible changes to the processes, layout or arrangement of goods. The Indoorway system can then be used to check whether the changes made are having the desired effect.

How will I benefit?

Optimal placement of goods in the warehouse reduces empty runs and improves the efficiency of the picking process.