IMI announces a new release of its real-time warehouse management system for high volume transaction
IMI WMS™ is a real-time warehouse management system that optimize resource usage for best performance and throughput in your warehouse, automating inhouse processes to improve utilization, costs, and delivery reliability.
Growing complexities, rising costs, and higher customer expectations are all linked challenges that large distributors face today. What really sets successful businesses apart from the rest is their ability to maintain control and keep delivering on their promises.
Through automation of processess and optimization of resources, IMI WMS™ enables your business to grow and remain competitive in this increasingly complex reality – executing more tasks in less time while lowering your costs.
We design and integrate high-performing solutions that automate manual processes to improve performance, control, and resource utilization across your warehouses.
IMI WMS™ supports Automated Wave Management, allowing you to link delivery or shipping deadlines with departure schedules to drive pick production. Pick waves can be released automatically, using the departure schedule as the default wave trigger – no manual work required.
The system also supports integration with transportation systems, enabling it to receive route schedules from dynamic route optimization software or interact with carrier compliance solutions.
Our solution enables smarter splitting and order consolidation with dynamic pick optimization. The system improves customer service by leveraging constraint-based algorithms to continuously build optimal pick load carriers across orders. It selects the best pick order according to picking strategy and product availability, and calculates in expected duration to optimize pick walks. Late incoming orders can be merged with existing orders, and picking can be optimized and re-planned until pick walk starts.
IMI WMS™ also supports value-added services and post-pick operations, including batch picking with sorting, assembly and kitting, packing, consolidation, and more.
IMI WMS™ optimizes a range of work processes to simplify processing and improve resource utilization across your warehouse. Advance shipping notice (ASN) and scan-based automatic identification add efficiency to the receiving and movement process. Task interleaving can be completed via mobile device, allowing users to operate the system directly from the floor rather than from a far-off control center.
All processes are supported with defined workflows, and alternative flows can be configured as needed. Real-time updates enable cycle counting and slotting during production and pick faces can be remodeled without shutting down.
The IMI WMS™ solution supports real-time production control, including detailed task control and predictive monitoring. With IMI WMS™, you can easily assign work priorities based on time constraints and monitor the tasks that are most critical to assign and dispatch. Time windows are supported for all activities, allowing tasks to be automatically optimized and dispatched based on distance, priorities, user profiles, and equipment profiles.
The system also supports process monitoring and transaction visibility and traceability by logging all transactions with start and end times. Predictive monitoring tools can be used to signal potential delays in production.
IMI WMS™ centralizes work schedules, worker profiles, and equipment profiles in a single location, eliminating the need for a separate labor management system. This provides supervisors with visibility into estimated and actual task start and end times, allowing all activities to be measured and logged as a basis for performance monitoring and analysis.
Workload and capacity monitoring tools visually track the progress of every process, and can be used to display status updates in the warehouse.
With IMI WMS™, you can support all of your warehouses in a single system, sharing common master data regarding products, load carrier types, codes, carriers, suppliers, and customers across multiple sites. Plus, leveraging the system’s client and warehouse profiling tools, you can create client-specific settings with applicable products, customers, suppliers, process rules, codes, and filters, making it easy to provide tailored service to every client.
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