When we look at the current logistics services of our entire company, it can be seen that the implementation of solutions proposed by IBCS Poland resulted in significant time savings. As assumed, the ergonomics of work improved, the number of errors was reduced, and warehouse processes were optimized. Pick-by-voice technology has also contributed to speeding up the collection and release stage, as well as increasing picking efficiency and effectiveness.
KONSHURT is a producer and distributor operating in the food industry. The company has been operating on the market for 30 years. It specializes in supplying customers with extended shelf life, such as canned poultry, meat and fish. The company is a leader on the Polish market in its category.
A modern central warehouse is located in Częstochowa. moreover, the company has two branches – in Koszalin and Jarosław. For efficient customer service, Konshurt uses its own specialized transport fleet and cooperates with shipping companies.
KONSHURT in numbers:
Goals and challenges:
The variety of the assortment is a huge challenge. The extensive offer of KONSHURT is proven, for example, by the fact that a significant number of items of various types of products are sold daily, which means the need to handle many orders of this type.
Another challenge is the release process, especially pallet building stage, as hard and heavy goods must end up in the bottom layer of the pallet, and light, fragile and irregularly shaped goods at the top.
In order to cope with these challenges, author solutions proposed by a team of IBCS Poland experts – WMS ibcsTiger system and ibcsVoice voice system – were implemented.
WMS ibcsTiger at KONSHURT:
The implementation of technological solutions proposed by the IBCS Poland team was divided into three main stages:
- installation of the basic version,
- implementation (voice system, installation of the Honeywell Voice system, software modifications),
- implementation of the interface,
- implementation and start-up (training, assistance during the production launch and software stabilization),
Automation of logistics processes
WMS ibcsTiger is connected via an interface with an external ERP system, with which it cooperates and exchanges messages on-line (i.e. in real time). To manage the work of the warehouse, it uses mobile terminals and label printers. An office user can use the www panel here.
Application of GS1 standard for warehouse processes
During the implementation, a method of labeling goods was designed in accordance with GS1 standard, which allowed to track each pallet of goods along with its batch. GS1 labels containing the SSCC code are generated during the receipt of goods and the system uses them in every process carried out in the warehouse, i.e. storage, transfers, picking, etc. : 02, 37, 10, etc.) so that we can track the flow of goods in the warehouse along with its attributes. Logistic labels are used for shipments of homogeneous pallets, especially to contractors (including retail chains) who require pallet marking using this standard, as well as have a specific template for such a label. In the case of deliveries to Biedronka network, a label is used in accordance with the requirements of this network and containing, in addition to the SSCC number, also IZ: 02, 37, 10, 17 (15).
Comprehensive and modern solution
Thanks to the application of the solutions described here, KONSHURT manages its warehouse area in real time, and the work of the warehouse itself has been optimized. Full control of all processes is carried out – from the moment of accepting the goods to loading them onto the means of transport. As a result: the comfort of work has improved – as has the quality of activities and the safety of employees themselves.
When we look at the current logistics services of our entire company, it can be seen that the implementation of solutions proposed by IBCS Poland resulted in significant time savings. As assumed, the ergonomics of work improved, the number of errors was reduced, and warehouse processes were optimized. Pick-by-voice technology has also contributed to speeding up the collection and release stage, as well as increasing picking efficiency and effectiveness. – emphasizes Mr. Łukasz Szecówka from KONSHURT.