Automation of the pallet preparation process
Many processes have been automated in the Logistics Centre, including the pallet picking one, which is supported by PackageBuilder and VoicePicking solutions. The first one is the SAP EWM system solution, which plans what goods will be placed on the pallet and what their arrangement on individual layers will be. The latter, on the other hand, enables to perform tasks based on instructions that are processed by the system into voice information and then transferred to the headsets of warehouse employees who carry out the pallet picking.
Another streamlined process was the move-over of the burden of physical work related to preparing the pallet for shipment to automation – i.e. weighing, wrapping, sticking appropriate labels. In the centre of the warehouse innovative solutions have been installed – wrapping and labelling units (GOWE), whose task is to prepare pallets for shipment. In total, there are four such units: one is adapted to work with full pallets, ready for shipment, requiring only labelling, and the other – with picking pallets that must go through the complete preparation process, i.e. weighing, wrapping and labelling.