Warehouse Management System

 

REAL TIME, INTEGRATED WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Vardells Warehouse Connect provides a real time, integrated barcode solution, designed to streamline all warehouse operations to ensure your logistics operation delivers on-time, every time. Our aim is to provide a system that automates as many processes as possible to deliver maximum efficiency and ensure your business maintains the competitive edge.

Warehouse Connect works in real-time using handheld wireless barcode scanning terminals to drive the warehouse operation. The warehouse operators are guided through all warehouse processes via the display on the device. The operator simply follows the instructions on the terminal to put away, count stock, scan to pick & pack through to despatch. The software and equipment is intuitive and easy to use, meaning quick and efficient operators with minimal training and knowledge of the products and the warehouse layout.

Warehouse Connect is GS1 compliant and can also handle “complex barcodes” which contain multiple data, e.g. SKU, Batch, Expiry Dates etc. This means one scan instead of many, thereby speeding up the transactions in the warehouse even further.

Pick, Pack & Dispatch

Picking is organised by considering vehicle loading. Where multiple drops are carried by a vehicle, it is important to reduce problems for the vehicle loaders, by marshalling all the pallets for the last drop before starting on the previous drop and so forth. The pick note scheduler therefore works on completing a load/drop for a vehicle, before releasing other pick notes for that vehicle. This means that several loads for a number of vehicles are being picked concurrently.

 

Key benefits of the Vardells Warehouse Management Solution

• Faster guided picking

• 100% accuracy through validation scanning

• Provides best picking route to minimise pick duration

• Orders automated in sequence for optimum efficiency

• Full performance reports on every picking transaction/order

• Save time automating the printing of despatch documentation

• Integrate with courier software for full traceability

• Pick by customer or by groups

Purchase Order Management

Order Management is essential to a successful warehouse. Orders pending, orders to be picked and shipped are all shown on a single Order Management screen providing all the information you need in real-time.

Vardells Warehouse Connect enables you to Plan, Release and Monitor the progress of every order in the warehouse through to pick, pack & despatch. Using the order management function, you can group and release orders to make the most of your resources, prioritise the work and ensure optimum efficiency.

Order picking is automated using Order Management software and the handheld Wi-Fi terminals. Vardells Warehouse Connect guides the picker to the correct location to pick the product lines for the order. Products are scanned when picked and validated against the sales order or shipment. This effectively eliminates incorrectly picked items and ensures the customer receives an accurately picked order.

Stock control is maintained live so that pickers are not directed to empty locations. Pick faces are monitored by a sophisticated replenishment system, that ensures stock is delivered to the pick face efficiently. In the rare event of a pick face being out of stock, a Supervisor can intervene to authorise the picker to continue onto the next product. Once the pick walk has been completed, the picker is redirected to the missed pick which by then, will have been replenished

Manufacture, Production & Bar Code & Pallet Labelling

As well as being the main location for finished products, warehouses often work in tandem with a production operation, this could be component parts to box and pack products for sale, or the store of raw materials that manufacture a product or all of the above.

The main thing is you need a warehouse system that can monitor the movement of these goods back and forth from the production line accounting for finished product back in the warehouse and the raw materials returning to the warehouse after a production run. Vardells Warehouse Connect does this scanning, bar code & pallet labelling and updating inventory and location seamlessly throughout the process.

HMRC Approved

Vardells Warehouse Connect is fully HMRC accredited software and can also handle product in bond. Meaning a mixture of duty suspended and duty paid products and stock can be handled. The system assumes that duty paid stock is sold first.

It is fully compliant with Customs & Excise regulations for bonded operations and ensures that the correct duty and VAT is paid to the C&E promptly each month and that C&E have full visibility of how the duty and VAT payments have been calculated.

As a UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association) accredited company, you can depend on excellent quality of warehousing and logistics services, from an independently assessed and audited provider.

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