Storage and warehouse support functions

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Traceability

In intralogistics processes, the importance of traceability is highlighted; in many environments, it is even staring to become a mandatory requirement. In Roima’s WMS system, every stock keeping unit (SKU) is uniquely identifiable, and their contents can be viewed in real time. RoimaSoftware FidaWare knows exactly where each SKU is located and which production lot it belongs to, allowing 100% traceability. At the same time, Roima’s solution enables the flexible and efficient use FIFO (First In, First Out) and FEFO (First Expired, First Out) rules.

Item placement optimization

Carefully thought-out and practical product placement plays a pivotal role in maximizing warehouse efficiency. RoimaSoftware Fidaware ensures the optimal placement of items within your warehouse, combining the continuous traceability of stock keeping units (SKUs) with the properties defined for different warehouse locations; the placement logic applies the properties defined for SKUs and warehouse locations, such as ABC class, XYZ turnover class, and the dimension and weight data of items.

 

Upon need, the SKU data can be combined with owner data and different types of customer-specific reservation data. With optimized product placement, you can save time, effort and money by avoiding unnecessary transfers within the warehouse, as well as significantly reduce the amount of product waste.

Roima’s WMS solution automatically calculates the best warehouse location for each stock lot

 

Dynamic warehouse locations

Dynamism is an important part of flexible warehouse space efficiency, overall efficiency and balance accuracy. The intelligent optimization features of RoimaSoftware FidaWare enable the dynamic management of warehouse locations.

In dynamic warehouse management, items have no fixed active or reserve locations; rather, the system optimizes warehouse locations according to the current situation and defined optimization rules. Upon need, you can define selected warehouse locations to be static in certain circumstances, such as when handling high volume products.

Internal warehouse transfers

Products and product lots can, where necessary, be transferred to optimal warehouse locations within the warehouse with internal transfer jobs. RoimaSoftware FidaWare calculates the best warehouse location for each product lot in the warehouse and creates internal transfer tasks as necessary. The need for such internal space optimization might arise, for example, due to seasonal changes, or when a small product lot is reserving a large warehouse location. Internal transfers can help to significantly boost the efficiency of your warehouse operations and warehouse space utilization.

Flexible stocktaking

Separate, periodic stocktaking activities in the warehouse cause undesirable work disruptions and/or incur unnecessary costs. Roima’s WMS solution enables continuous stocktaking without the need to close the warehouse or warehouse area for the duration of the stocktake.

By combining continuous stocktaking with zero balance inventory checks, you can forget all about separate stocktaking events. In zero balance inventory counts, the balance of the warehouse location is verified each time the location becomes empty.

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Automated storage systems

Automation, if applied properly, helps to increase the operational efficiency of warehouses and logistics centers. For example, by intelligently using automated storage systems, you can boost your picking process and maximize your warehouse space utilization. RoimaSoftware FidaWare can control all central automated storage systems, either using the storage system’s own control software or by directly controlling all the functions of the storage system.

Automation

Intralogistics processes often entail different types of conveyor systems, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), robots, automated storage systems, and other types of automation. By concentrating all these under the control of a single WMS system, you can ensure smooth management of material and information flows and the seamless operation of the entire process, as well as achieve full transparency into the process.

Warehouse visualization

In Roima’s WMS system, new warehouses and warehouse areas are created with an easy-to-use graphical 2D/3D tool that guides the users through the different steps in the process.

With the tool, you can easily create visual models of the physical facilities and different warehouse elements, such as warehouse units, automated storage systems, and conveyors. The tool allows you to easily maintain and manage your warehouse space, even in a changing environment. The visual map of the warehouse can also be used in warehouse control and various product searches, among other purposes.

Resource management

One essential element needed to increase operational efficiency of your warehouse process is resource management. RoimaSoftware FidaWare manages all resources recorded in the system and controls their activities based on defined optimization rules and resource properties. As resources, RoimaSoftware FidaWare treats all users, equipment, warehouse locations and automatic equipment. Examples of resource properties include the specific skills of each employee, the accessories and lifting capacity of forklifts, and the dimensions of warehouse locations. With Roima’s solution, you can ensure that the real-time situation and utilization rate of resources is visible to all users all the time.

Additional services

The product warehouse functionalities of RoimaSoftware FidaWare can be extended with a function that supports the business of logistics operators. The extension enables the efficient management and real-time monitoring and reporting of additional services, thus boosting your business and improving the invoicing rate of services.

Examples of possible additional services include restacking of pallets, repacking, and different types of marking solutions.

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Service warehouse

Upon need, RoimaSoftware FidaWare can be enhanced with a service warehouse functionality. The functionality is very useful for 3PL operators, for example, allowing them to offer comprehensive warehouse services for their customers.

RoimaSoftware FidaWare manages the ownership of different items and monitors selected operations and parameters and, based on these, creates all the reports that the service provider needs for invoicing. Reliable monitoring and reporting of the services increase the satisfaction of both the service provider and end customers.

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Upon need, RoimaSoftware FidaWare can be enhanced with a service warehouse functionality. The functionality is very useful for 3PL operators, for example, allowing them to offer comprehensive warehouse services for their customers.

RoimaSoftware FidaWare manages the ownership of different items and monitors selected operations and parameters and, based on these, creates all the reports that the service provider needs for invoicing. Reliable monitoring and reporting of the services increase the satisfaction of both the service provider and end customers.

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