Kardex extends industry-leading PowerPick 5000 software to give users instant, online visual analysis of critical warehouse statistics
Keeping track of warehouse performance has become significantly easier for users of Kardex automated materials handling and retrieval systems. The materials access specialist has enhanced its productivity-boosting PowerPick 5000 software package with a brand new Statistics module which gives users and management up-to-the second graphical analysis of stock levels and picking performance.
The Statistics Module can be added to any existing Kardex horizontal or vertical carousel installation or to its flexible Shuttle handling and storage systems. The package adds a direct link and a user friendly graphical front end to PowerPick's live inventory, order and picking database, together with a suite of powerful data analysis tools. Capable of working with both real-time and historical data, the Statistics Module makes tracking vital performance information and spotting emerging issues as easy as glancing at a screen.
The PowerPick 5000 Statistics Module comes ready equipped to deliver the kind of information that managers need to drive critical productivity. Built-in reports allow users to optimise operator and shift performance, for example, matching staffing to order peaks. The system also allows optimum positioning of parts within the storage units, creating a golden zone of fast moving items to minimise access times.
“Warehouse operators spend thousands to get close to real-time visibility of space utilisation, picking performance and optimum stock positioning,” says Richard Price marketing services manager at Kardex UK. “One of the most powerful aspects of Kardex automated retrieval systems is the fact that they keep such data up-to-date, all the time, automatically. With this new Statistics Module we've also automated the process of turning that rich data source into invaluable information.”
Users can also fully customise the system to suit their individual analysis needs, with total control over data selection, statistical functions and graphical result layouts. Raw or analysed data can also be exported in a variety of formats for downstream use.
PowerPick 5000 is an advanced picking, storage optimisation and inventory management system for Kardex materials handling equipment. The open, modular software package has been designed from the ground up to deliver class leading productivity in fast moving warehouse environments. A host of sophisticated capabilities allow the system to optimise pick sequences, batch multiple orders and coordinate picking between different machines in order to minimise errors and maximise fulfilment rates.
Kardex is one of the world's leading manufacturers of automated retrieval, material handling and storage systems. With over 175,000 systems operating around the globe, Kardex delivers solutions that allow world class companies to access their critical parts and documents quickly, efficiently and reliably.
Kardex has operations in 30 countries and employs over 1000 people. For more information visit www.kardex.co.uk
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