The AtomIQ Supply Chain Warehouse Automation Solution is a comprehensive software package that helps businesses manage their warehouse operations effectively. One of the most significant features of this software is its ability to handle pallet management with ease. Here, we’ll take a closer look at some of the essential features of the AtomIQ Supply Chain Warehouse Automation Solution for pallet management.
AtomIQ’s inbound and outbound pallet management solution leverages cutting-edge technologies like RFID and barcodes to automate the pallet receiving and shipping process. The solution automates the entire process, from the time the pallets enter the warehouse to the time they are shipped out of the warehouse.
Outbound Pallet Management
Deciding upfront whether to use a carton shipment or a pallet shipment is the first step in managing your warehouse operations. The AtomIQ Supply Chain Warehouse Automation Solution allows you to make this decision easily and efficiently, ensuring that you’re using the most cost-effective and efficient shipping method.
Once you’ve decided on the type of shipment, the software provides you with the ability to pack and stack products on pallets or in multiple cartons. It also allows you to stack products on multiple pallets or cartons simultaneously, minimizing the number of shipments required and reducing costs.
The software also enables you to stack products on an existing pallet or create a new pallet on the fly when required, providing you with greater flexibility in your warehouse operations. You can also consolidate shipments for the same customer, further reducing costs and streamlining your operations.
Each pallet or carton must be marked separately with a unique identifier, which is very important for carriers to locate and identify each shipment accurately. The AtomIQ Supply Chain Warehouse Automation Solution ensures that this critical information is captured and stored for easy tracking and identification.
By integrating with shipping providers through IoT technology, the software automates the process of measuring the weight and height* of pallets or cartons. This helps carriers to determine the shipping costs with greater accuracy. Additionally, pictures of the pallet or carton’s front, back, and sides can be captured and stored in a Windows folder linked to a reference number or the JDE system, providing easy access to the information when needed.
The AtomIQ platform allows you to print a shipment manifest per your needs, providing all necessary details to the carrier for shipment. Integration with shipment software further streamlines the process and reduces errors, providing real-time visibility into the shipment status.
Before closing the shipment, the software ensures that all lines on the pick slip are packed and stacked onto a pallet or carton, preventing errors and ensuring that all products are accounted for during transit.
If necessary, the software also allows you to cancel a shipment and rebuild it or cancel a line from a shipment. Additionally, you can re-open a closed shipment if any issues arise during transit, providing greater flexibility and control over your warehouse operations.
Inbound Pallet Management
The AtomIQ platform can help streamline the receiving process and make it more efficient in the warehouse.
The first step in the receiving process is to receive the shipment from the supplier or transportation carrier. AtomIQ can help by providing a digital record of the shipment and all the relevant information associated with it. This record can include information such as the purchase order number, supplier information, and transportation carrier details.
After receiving the shipment, the next step is to inspect it for any damages or discrepancies. AtomIQ can help warehouse operators by providing a digital record of the shipment’s condition. This record can include photographs of any damages or discrepancies and can be used as evidence in the event of any disputes.
Once the items have been identified and sorted, the appropriate pallet is selected based on the size and weight of the items. AtomIQ can help by providing real-time information on the availability of pallets in the warehouse, which can help to speed up the pallet selection process.
The next step is to build the pallet by placing the items on it.
With AtomIQ Label printing capability, all pallets are labeled with the necessary information, such as the item code, quantity, weight, and warehouse location. This will help warehouse operators to transport the pallet to the appropriate location and ensure that the inventory is tracked accurately.
In conclusion, the AtomIQ Supply Chain Warehouse Automation Solution provides features that can help businesses manage their warehouse operations efficiently and effectively. From deciding on the type of shipment to packing, stacking, tracking, and managing the delivery process, this software provides all the necessary tools and features for businesses to streamline their warehouse operations and reduce costs.