Five Most Important Factors

793 views

Published on

Published in: Technology, Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
793
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
5
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
14
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Five Most Important Factors

    1. 1. VOICE DIRECTED PARTNERING IN DISTRIBUTION EXCELLENCE                                                                            
    2. 2. FIVE MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS <ul><li>Why HAL Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>Product functionality </li></ul><ul><li>ROI </li></ul>
    3. 3. HAL SYSTEMS <ul><li>In business since 1983 </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated to mid-size manufacturers and distributors. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide total software solutions , including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing Support </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. HAL SYSTEMS CLIENTS <ul><li>Auto Parts Distributors </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Lab Supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Janitorial Supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Apparel Distributors </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural Supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Meat Processors </li></ul><ul><li>Packaged Foods Manufacturer </li></ul><ul><li>Dairies </li></ul><ul><li>Oil Refinery Distributor </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin Distributor </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>The most flexible platform…. </li></ul><ul><li>Thoroughbred runs on over 100 hardware/operating system combinations </li></ul><ul><li>There are over 300,000 installations in over 40 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Source code available </li></ul><ul><li>Data Base Independence (SQL, Oracle, Thoroughbred) </li></ul>
    6. 6. DISTRIBUTION-EXPRESS Available as an Integrated Suite or as Individual Applications SOLUTION-IV ACCOUNTING WMS SHIPPING SYSTEM SOLUTION-IV ORDER PROCESSING & CREDIT CARD APPROVAL DISTRIBUTION- EXPRESS
    7. 7. WMS HIGHLIGHTS <ul><li>Real-time inventory availability </li></ul><ul><li>20-35% reduction in material handling effort </li></ul><ul><li>99.99% Inventory accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance Labeling </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize Space </li></ul>
    8. 8. SAMPLE REPORT -OPERATOR PRODUCTIVITY
    9. 9. BARNETT PERFORMANCE PARTS <ul><li>50,000 + SKU’s </li></ul><ul><li>Transmissions to mufflers to gaskets </li></ul><ul><li>99.99% inventory accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>1 shipping error in 4 years versus multiple errors per day. </li></ul><ul><li>Grew business 25% in 2.5 years with 1/3 less people </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminated shrinkage - internal and carrier </li></ul><ul><li>4 PM cutoff for 5 PM pickup </li></ul><ul><li>Maximized available space </li></ul><ul><li>Three-minute order </li></ul>
    10. 10. ANN’S HOUSE OF NUTS <ul><li>1 - 2 Cases off on inventory counts out of thousands in stock! </li></ul><ul><li>90% less shipping errors </li></ul><ul><li>60-70% less time for physical inventory </li></ul><ul><li>No indirect labor additions in three years & business volume doubled! </li></ul><ul><li>2 hour recalls </li></ul>
    11. 11. UPSTATE FARMS <ul><li>Ship 10 tractor trailer loads of product a day </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory accuracy improved 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Month-end reconciliation takes 2 hours now vs. 2 days. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Inventory is faster and “Anybody can do it” </li></ul><ul><li>Transaction history shows proper product shipped when customers question expiration dates. </li></ul>
    12. 12. WMS OVERVIEW <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Functionality </li></ul><ul><li>RF Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Payback </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul>
    13. 13. WMS FLEXIBILITY <ul><li>Originally designed to be open software </li></ul><ul><li>Company-level parameters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Level of pick verification </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Operator-level parameters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Can do a complete contents move </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Can ship incomplete order </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. WMS FUNCTIONS <ul><li>Receiving </li></ul><ul><li>Cross Docking </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Control </li></ul><ul><li>Putaway </li></ul><ul><li>Picking </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory Management </li></ul><ul><li>Replenishment </li></ul><ul><li>RFID </li></ul><ul><li>Event Notification </li></ul><ul><li>Staging/Shipping </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance Labeling </li></ul><ul><li>Truck Route & Stop Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Cycle Counts/Physical Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Labor Reporting </li></ul>
    15. 15. 30 cases Receiving 200 cases Storage 50 cases 50 cases Ship Pick TRADITIONAL MATERIAL FLOW Purchase Order Sales Order Quantity Shipped Loc: RDOCK Loc: L1 Loc: FL2 Loc:S1
    16. 16. RM 1 Lot A 100 lb Receiving Storage RM 1 Lot A 90 lb RM 1 Lot A 10 lb RM 1 Lot A 10 lb Production FG 1 Lot 123 15 lb Production Storage FG 1 Lot 123 15 lb FG 1 Lot 123 15 lb FG 1 Lot 123 15 lb Ship Pick TRADITIONAL MATERIAL FLOW Loc: RDOCK Loc: L1 Loc: PR1 Loc: PR1 Loc: L2 Loc: P1 Loc:S1 Purchase Order Production Order Production Certification Sales Order Packing List/Manifest
    17. 17. PROVEN INTERFACE METHODOLOGIES <ul><li>Flat file </li></ul><ul><li>Automated attendant </li></ul><ul><li>Common Data Base </li></ul><ul><li>Open Data Base ODBC Compliant </li></ul>
    18. 18. OPERATOR SIGN-IN <ul><li>Tailored screen </li></ul><ul><li>Inherent Multi-Lingual </li></ul><ul><li>All transactions or “moves” are date and time stamped </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corrective action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul></ul>
    19. 21. <ul><li>Scan all incoming items at dock </li></ul><ul><li>Catch any product labeling problems early in the cycle. </li></ul><ul><li>Receive real time – data & inventory immediately available. </li></ul><ul><li>Transmit back quantity actually received </li></ul><ul><li>Cross Docking option </li></ul>RECEIVING
    20. 22. QUALITY CONTROL <ul><li>Can identify items requiring QC </li></ul><ul><li>Can control who does QC </li></ul><ul><li>Can restrict movement of QC items – Quarantine in place. </li></ul><ul><li>Objective – Quick turnaround from dock area </li></ul>
    21. 23. PUTAWAY <ul><li>Dedicated, random or hybrid </li></ul><ul><li>Location selection: WMS or Operator </li></ul><ul><li>Put confirmation </li></ul>
    22. 24. INVENTORY MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Lot & serial # tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Shelf life & expiration date (FIFO & LIFO control) </li></ul><ul><li>ID ‘special needs’ products </li></ul>
    23. 25. REPLENISHMENT <ul><li>Forward pick locations </li></ul><ul><li>Floating forward pick </li></ul><ul><li>Demand replenishment </li></ul><ul><li>Batch replenishment </li></ul>
    24. 26. PICKING <ul><li>Order or Batch </li></ul><ul><li>RF Picking </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Direction </li></ul><ul><li>Pick Confirmation </li></ul>
    25. 27. <ul><li>Prioritization of orders </li></ul><ul><li>Paperless or with bar-coded label </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cluster picking” or multiple pickers </li></ul>PICKING THE ORDER OPTIONS
    26. 28. <ul><li>WMS directs the picker through warehouse. </li></ul><ul><li>Scans to verify: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product (item, case, or pallet) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Repeat </li></ul>PICKING THE ORDER EXAMPLE
    27. 29. Simply Fashions – Pick Report Note: operator RP3 who had 2719 picks completed in approximately 7.5 hours or 362 picks per hour or 6 per minute 82,632 102 7,248 1,444 42 15:02:44 6:17:20 41 RP4 136 13,285 2,719 46 16:19:12 8:42:01 41 RP3 62 5,848 1,179 32 16:16:36 8:13:45 34 RP2 81 8,188 1,945 42 16:19:12 6:57:39 43 MDM 176 14,177 2,142 54 16:19:12 6:14:22 56 LLF 191 13,696 2,067 54 16:28:44 6:13:51 57 EMF 103 9,883 2,282 43 16:04:48 8:14:03 45 DXH 117 9,094 1,347 48 15:53:02 6:32:35 47 CTM 32 1,213 189 28 16:18:24 6:21:20 28 CL2 MASTER  CTNS   # UNITS NO_STORES SKUS/ITEM # TIME_LAST TIME_1ST ORDER # OPERATOR 10/31/2007 DATE:
    28. 30. WMS SOFTWARE DEMO
    29. 31. What is Voice Directed <ul><li>Uses voice commands </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What commands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who’s voice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Direction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To it’s location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To the item </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Confirmation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Confirm the item </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confirm the new location </li></ul></ul>
    30. 32. ARE YOU LISTENING? <ul><li>Here is why you should be listening to VOICE DIRECTED WMS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proven technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boost productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase accuracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick to train </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to learn </li></ul></ul>
    31. 33. Important criteria for selecting ……VOICE DIRECTED <ul><ul><ul><li>The Technology involved </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Product functionality </li></ul></ul></ul>
    32. 34. TECHNOLOGY <ul><li>Head Set </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bluetooth technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ring Scanner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laser </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wireless Computer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CE device </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wi-Fi Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Terminal emulation software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real time to the WMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real time to the Host </li></ul></ul>
    33. 35. Technology <ul><li>Operator wears: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Headset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile wireless computer attached to their belt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software converts picking instructions contained within the WMS to Voice Commands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ring Scanner for confirmation </li></ul></ul>
    34. 36. Technology: The Head Set <ul><li>Allows the operator to hear the WMS commands </li></ul><ul><li>Uses wireless Bluetooth technology </li></ul>
    35. 37. Technology: The Ring Scanner <ul><li>Scans a barcode: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which confirms that the item or the location is correct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That the voice command was accurately understood </li></ul></ul>
    36. 38. <ul><li>Use both hands for: </li></ul><ul><li>For picking </li></ul><ul><li>For carrying </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not juggling scanners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not punching buttons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No papers and pencils </li></ul></ul>Hands Free
    37. 39. Safety <ul><li>While moving around the facility: </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes are focused on warehouse environment. </li></ul><ul><li>While driving a forklift </li></ul><ul><li>While walking </li></ul><ul><li>Not distracted by equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Not distracted by paper/pencils </li></ul>
    38. 40. Technology <ul><li>Hold up well in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adverse conditions such as refrigerated environments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Socket CRS 9P . Performance ... Storage Temperature . -40 to 158° F (-40 to 70° C.) </li></ul>
    39. 41. Voice is also Compatible: <ul><li>With Handheld laser scanners </li></ul><ul><li>With RFID technology </li></ul>
    40. 42. TRUCK PROCESSING <ul><li>WMS does route manifesting & route planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All calculations are done before picking order </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weight and cubing calculated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eliminates need for staging orders </li></ul>
    41. 43. TRUCK INVENTORY <ul><li>Tracker treats each truck as a mini-warehouse. </li></ul><ul><li>Scan all product put on truck. </li></ul><ul><li>Scan all items delivered. </li></ul><ul><li>Download scanner at end of run. </li></ul><ul><li>Starting inventory – Deliveries = Remaining truck inventory. </li></ul>
    42. 44. CYCLE COUNTS <ul><li>Host system or WMS generated </li></ul><ul><li>Based on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Location ranges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-defined cycles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ad hoc cycles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Real Time Update </li></ul>
    43. 45. RFID <ul><li>Same WMS Software </li></ul><ul><li>Required Hardware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transponders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scanners with RFID readers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Antennas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dual Scanners </li></ul>
    44. 46. RFID CHALLENGES <ul><li>Transponder cost </li></ul><ul><li>Just established Generation 2 standard protocol. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical challenges: metal containers, acidic liquids, and mixed pallets. </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy level at high-speed product movement. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to focus the RFID reader for only the desired tag reads. </li></ul>
    45. 47. WMS REPORTING <ul><li>Over 20 Standard Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Operator productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Open Data Base </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Excel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crystal Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Desktop tools </li></ul></ul>
    46. 48. EVENT NOTIFICATION <ul><li>Automatic Triggers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Damaged Product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Order </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Inventory Level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Order shipped </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Instant communication </li></ul>
    47. 49. RF EQUIPMENT <ul><li>Real time updates </li></ul><ul><li>We ensure 100% site coverage </li></ul><ul><li>We help you select the right devices </li></ul><ul><li>WMS is scanner & printer independent </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced with Symbol, LXE, HHP, Intermec, Zebra, and Datamax </li></ul>
    48. 50. The Edge <ul><li>The WOW Factor: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>this can give a company the edge when potential clients are deciding which provider to select </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability </li></ul>
    49. 51. HAL ROI MODEL <ul><li>Projected Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated Costs </li></ul><ul><li>We complete the model with you </li></ul>
    50. 52. FAST PAYBACK <ul><li>Typical payback period is 10-14 months. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not uncommon to see ROI in less than 1 year. </li></ul><ul><li>Chem Nut CFO, Keith Thomas: </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Tracker warehouse management system has paid for itself in the first 6 months by reducing inventory shrinkage alone.” </li></ul>
    51. 53. RAPID IMPLEMENTATION <ul><li>Finalization of design </li></ul><ul><li>Planning session </li></ul><ul><li>Order RF Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Software installation </li></ul><ul><li>IT Training </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware Installation </li></ul><ul><li>Testing </li></ul><ul><li>User Training </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul>As fast as 3-4 Months
    52. 54. TRAINING <ul><li>On Site </li></ul><ul><li>“ Train the trainer option” </li></ul><ul><li>Initially in group, then 1-on-1 mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>“ 15 minutes-to-picking ” </li></ul>
    53. 55. SUPPORT <ul><li>24-hours, 7 days-a-week. </li></ul><ul><li>Major annual update </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancements </li></ul>
    54. 56. PICTURE YOUR WAREHOUSE WITH <ul><li>Real Time Inventory Updates </li></ul><ul><li>No unproductive travel time </li></ul><ul><li>99.99% Inventory accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Filling more orders with less people </li></ul><ul><li>No shipping errors </li></ul><ul><li>Maximizing space </li></ul>
    55. 57. QUESTIONS?
    56. 58. NEXT STEPS <ul><li>ROI for project approval </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-or- </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal Demo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-or- </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On-site Client Visit </li></ul>

    ×