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f+h Intralogistics 4/2016

f+h Intralogistics 4/2016

At the end of production

At the end of production the produced materials were packed hierarchically by the employee, for example: pieces in a box and the box on a skid. This packaging in handling units (HU) is controlled by the MES system, packing instructions from the SAP-system are considered. Specifications at the location in Suzhou − dispatch with RF-assistance Normally, at the start of the dispatch process, all relevant materials for delivery will be sent to the packing station. Thanks to the Serkem solution, the dispatch employee can now define when he needs new material for packaging. There is also the option to repack the material, if this is necessary for delivery. He performs a partial stock pick and places an order to run back the remaining material to the original storage location. The completion of delivery is performed by the employee on the scanner as well. All processes in the supply are now done with RF transactions on the scanner, without any inputs on the PC. By using scan-dialogs for quality management, all required processes can be performed directly on the portable device. The employee in the QM is able to lock a material by using the scanner to get it immediately transported to the quarantine store. In the quarantine store, the employees are able to unlock stored materials by performing scanner dialogues and send them back to the warehouse. Alternatively, a return shipment to the supplier can be generated by using the scanner. With the help of the SAP WM-managed quarantine store, it is apparent at any time where exactly in the warehouse which locked material is located. When the incoming goods are booked, the system determines which machine can process the received material. This information is used to create an automatic transport, which delivers the material by forklift to the specific machine. The PDC is now able to record the material at machine level. Graphics: Serkem www.serkem.de MULTIMEDIA CONTENT Other impressions about the introduced project 3 SOFTWARE f+h Intralogistics 4/2016

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