The weather risks and the impact on our warehouse processes

How do you deal with the weather risk in retail?

Weather plays a major role in retail and has a huge influence on consumer behavior, as the following example shows:

Summer 2022: The heatwave has been over Europe for days. Everyone is sweating and only wants cool products like ice cream and beer.

But you weren’t prepared for the heatwave and now have too few cool items in stock.

What you can do to ensure this never happens again: Optimize warehouse processes with modern warehouse management software! And, of course, always keep an eye on the weather forecast.

Minimize weather risk with intelligent warehouse management software

Functional highlights of the LOGIS MOVE warehouse management software:

  • In addition to batch and best-before date management, the incoming goods process checks a wide range of inspection criteria, such as: Organic certificates, country of origin, delivery temperature, etc.
  • System-generated warnings that inform employees as soon as the remaining shelf life of a product is exceeded, incl. the option of automated locking, which is enormously helpful.
  • Consolidation of several orders from the same suppliers: An excellent solution has been realized for several purchase orders from identical suppliers, so that a simultaneous receipt in the goods receipt is possible.
  • The master data handling of LOGIS MOVE has a unique handling of conversion factors between pieces, liters and kilograms. Weight recording via electronically connected scales rounds off the range.
  • Sophisticated putaway strategy: A more complex logic leads to better putaway suggestions. Goods are stored as close as possible to the respective picking location.
  • Picking end time calculation: This important key performance indicator calculates the expected picking end time, including the picking time, based on the current picking performance per warehouse area and the number of employees deployed. Inclusion of break times.
  • ABC/XYZ classification of goods and warehouse: For chaotic storage bins, the LOGIS MOVE warehouse management software calculates an item qualification based on the goods turnover. The category to which the goods belong must be configured for each storage bin. Storage proposals are then executed according to these strategies.
  • The LOGIS MOVE warehouse management software also offers very detailed analytics and KPI options for warehouse managers, supply chain managers and logistics decision-makers. The control station enables maximum transparency and traceability of the flow of goods right down to item level.
  • Outgoing goods: To avoid labor-intensive consolidation efforts, LOGIS MOVE offers pre-picking of small storage areas with system-guided consolidation of the main picking area. Transparent views in the control station enable good monitoring and control of the picking progress as well as loading and dispatch control.
  • The warehouse management software allows manual and conventional logistics processes to interact with fully automated systems in a unique way. The WMS has standard interfaces to well-known automated warehouse service providers for the control of automated components.

We could undoubtedly continue the list, because the warehouse management software has many other plus points.

Were we able to convince you that you can keep an even better eye on the weather risk with intelligent warehouse management software?

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