Leveraging the Right Technology Solutions for Your Warehouse
KPI’s Warehouse Control/Execution System (WCS/WES)—Kommand Performance Intelligent Software (KPI-S)—is a customizable suite of cost-effective software tools with high-level functionality for your warehouse operations. It is a flexible, tightly integrated system that has advanced management capabilities for inventory control, resource scheduling, and order management. It is modular in nature, easily configurable, and scalable to easily adapt to the customer’s current and future needs.
AutoStore is the premier cube storage pioneer, reducing storage footprint by 75% when compared to conventional storage space. Elimination of traditional needs such as walkways and shelves within reaching height means almost all warehouse space is utilized for its intended purpose: warehousing. Number-identified bins are stacked high and compactly in an aluminum cubic grid system. Grids can be designed in any shape and around obstacles to accommodate user access, whether they are in constricted storage units or massive distribution centers. All you need is a flat floor.
OTTO Motors provides autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for material handling inside manufacturing facilities and warehouses. The vehicles operate with infrastructure-free navigation, offering intelligent, safe, efficient, and reliable transportation within industrial centers. Its fleet of robots increases productivity without increasing your company’s footprint or workforce. OTTO’s products work together to reduce manual touches in the production process and deliver uptime, throughput improvements, and safety.
Geek+ develops comprehensive smart warehouse and smart factory solutions that integrate mobile robots, robot arms, computer vision, IoT technologies, and management systems inside the warehouse and the factory. They design and upgrade solutions to help customers become more competitive and achieve their business goals.
Automation and Robotics
Robotics automation adds reliability and cadence to your material flow, improving availability and the overall effectiveness of equipment and process. Installing robotics automation allows you to reclaim otherwise unproductive floorspace and make smaller, more frequent deliveries. This reduces the overall amount of work in progress and lower on-hand inventory.
Robotic Palletizing solutions empower your business to bring goods to market in a faster, more efficient, and cost-effective way. With a compact footprint, updating your warehouse to robotic palletizing provides the benefits of automated palletizing, with the flexibility of a fully robotic system. Robotic palletizers offer the ability to act with agility, no matter where what direction your supply chain turns.
Without seamless systems integration, your investment in equipment and software is futile. KPI builds flexibility and room for scalable growth into innovative solutions that simultaneously increase productivity, streamlines operations, and free up floor space. With a focus on systems integration, KPI approaches each project in a four-phase methodology, supporting you from the beginning of your warehouse transformation to lifetime support.
In most organizations, employee resources are limited. Using valuable staff time to perform low-value tasks, like materials transportation, is a costly way to do business. Mobile transportation solutions such as AMRs or AGVs offer innovative solutions for restructuring warehouse needs and improving efficiency. As more warehouses move towards Industry 4.0, mobile transportation has become a necessity for improving warehouse performance.
Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS)
An Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) optimizes warehouse automation using equipment and technology to place and retrieve goods from throughout a facility with accuracy and speed. Improvements in technology and lower costs for implementation make installing an AS/RS attainable by fulfillment operations of all sizes. Through the use of computer- or robot-aided systems, fulfillment teams use an AS/RS to speed up manufacturing and shipping tasks by programming systems to retrieve items or store them throughout the warehouse.
Material handling conveyor solutions help companies and warehouses move products faster and fulfill orders with ease. Specialized conveyor lines expedite processes and can improve production lines throughout the stages of delivery. KPI provides a technology-neutral perspective to educate your team on the available conveyor solutions and assist with the selection of the best implementation for your operations. Conveyor solutions are often implemented alongside other logistics management tools to improve overall warehouse efficiency.