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Investigate DC/Warehouse Software Solutions in the Honeywell Marketplace: Indigo WMS, EasyParse for Motor Vehicle Documents, Opal Labelmanagement

Investigate DC/Warehouse Software Solutions in the Honeywell Marketplace: Indigo WMS, EasyParse for Motor Vehicle Documents, Opal Labelmanagement

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The pressure – the urgency – to speed order fulfillment and optimize your DC operations has never been greater. With Honeywell, you’ll have the technology and apps to easily connect your people, your assets, and your processes. It’s exactly what you need to drive greater productivity, agility, and efficiency throughout your supply chain and DC.

Honeywell Marketplace is a worldwide showcase for the latest apps and software solutions to help you increase productivity and drive overall profitability in the DC/warehouse. The online platform enables both Honeywell and our Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partner ecosystem to meet and collaborate to deliver solutions to the industries we serve. This online marketplace provides the ability for you to find, learn about, purchase, and deploy solutions that meet your strategic needs. In this issue we feature solutions from Indigo WMS, EasyParse for Motor Vehicle Documents, and OPAL Labelmanagement.

EasyParse for Motor Vehicle Documents

Honeywell’s EasyParseTM for Motor Vehicle Documents (MVD) software plug-in parses barcode data found on U.S. government-issued non-identity motor vehicle documents, such as vehicle titles and registrations. The easy-to-integrate MVD software's automatic data population reduces human error from data entry, helping improve accuracy and increase productivity. ​

Features and benefits include:

  • Easy Parse for MVD. Parses barcode data found on U.S. government-issued non-identity motor vehicle documents, such as vehicle titles and registrations.
  • Helps Eliminate Data Entry Error. The average person makes one error for every 20 words typed – EasyParse for Motor Vehicle Documents helps eliminate these costly errors by replacing manually entered data with data extracted from the barcodes found on non-identity motor vehicle documents.
  • Easy Integration. EasyParse for Motor Vehicle Documents is installed directly on the scanner, helping to eliminate the need to make costly and time-consuming changes to the host system.
  • Automates Document Handling. Improves administrative efficiency and customer satisfaction by helping reduce wasted time associated with document renewal, inspection, and verification.

Indigo WMS

Indigo WMS is a market-leading warehouse management system, providing exceptional real-time control, visibility, and function. Indigo WMS resides alongside your existing systems, so whether you use solutions from SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, Infor, Sage, or from any other ERP, TMS, or SCP vendor, Indigo WMS will seamlessly integrate, helping to ensure that the data in your systems is live, up to date, and visible throughout your entire business.

Features and benefits include:

  • Up to 99% Improved Stock Accuracy. Implementing Indigo WMS in your business will significantly improve stock accuracy.
  • Improved On Time In Full (OTIF) Performance. Helping to ensure that the customer gets what they want at the time they want it.
  • Immediate Real-Time Access to Accurate Stock Information. Giving you an up-to-date picture of stock levels in your warehouse.
  • Increased Operator Productivity due to System-Driven Solution. As travelling can take up a large part of the time spent on warehouse picking processes, appropriate sequencing of picking tasks within an order is crucial to achieving high efficiency, especially when the warehouse is holding excess stock. After evaluating the day’s order pool and assigning tasks, Indigo WMS automatically evaluates the routes available and will direct operatives to fulfill pick instructions using the most efficient travel path for their immediate location. Goods are picked more quickly, potentially using fewer resources.
  • Greater Agility to Respond to Ever-Changing Omni-Channel Demands. The system-driven approach of Indigo WMS means that your warehouse can be more flexible and adaptable to the rapidly changing demands of an omni-channel environment.
  • Advanced Receiving Processes. For many companies, the ability to receive advanced shipping notifications is now a prerequisite. Indigo WMS allows for the scanning of serial shipment container codes (SSCC), enabling the supply chain to be tracked at far greater levels of detail. For example, you can process receipts simply by scanning a SSCC off the back of a trailer – it will then instantly be added to your system.
  • Expected Receipts. The Indigo WMS expected receipt function allows you to manage inbound logistics, providing an overall view of all expected receipts while giving you a clear idea of the resources required for unloading, processing, and put-away.
  • Returns Management. Returns happen, and you need to be able to process returned stock so that it doesn’t interfere with the daily operation of your warehouse. With intelligent identification, stock receipt, and relabeling, it allows for the efficient relocation of products using flexible rule-based processes, saving you a huge amount of time and effort. A good returns management system enables you to continue to offer a great service to your clients and customers long after the stock has left your warehouse. Returns management software is therefore an essential part of any warehouse management system. Indigo WMS boosts your productivity while hugely reducing processing costs. The end result is a more efficient warehouse, and more satisfied clients and customers.
  • Stock Quarantine. Efficient stock quarantine processes enable you to streamline your operations, helping to ensure that your products reach the market on time and remain compliant with all relevant regulations.
  • Replenishment Optimization. Indigo WMS features a replenishment optimization process to help ensure that stock is only ever moved from the most suitable location.
  • Perpetual Inventory. The Indigo WMS cyclical counting functionality significantly reduces the need for your business to produce complete stock counts on a monthly or yearly basis. Indeed, if a structured ABC count classification is adopted, it’s possible to demonstrate the ability of the process to a point where these fixed and expensive counting procedures are no longer required at all.
  • Extensive QA Traceability. When product quality issues are raised, it is vital that affected products can be quickly and accurately identified throughout the entire supply chain. Audit routines provide a trail of what has happened to each unique element of stock during its entire lifecycle, providing extensive traceability options. Indigo WMS’s freeze stock process can see goods automatically frozen at product receipt if required. Some items may need to be positively released on the back of test results. Where this is needed, the release of this stock can be processed in the quality departments easily, quickly, and most importantly, with a full audit trail. From start to finish, Indigo’s traceability software allows complete visibility of the process. What’s more, the process is so simple and so flexible that it can easily be delegated to a more focused quality control team, giving your warehouse team more time to do what they do best.
  • And much more.

OPAL Labelmanagement

OPAL Labelmanagement can access all static and dynamic data from SAP and make it available to the printing processes. Through the seamless integration of our central solution into the business processes and ERP data, our customers receive a single point of management for labeling.

  • Challenge. The marking of products and logistics units is an extremely demanding task, which must meet both the strict regulations of the various industries and the technical requirements for the business-critical marking processes. In addition, business models, customer expectations, and supply chain adjustments have a significant impact on the complexity to be managed.
  • Features. A wealth of features for managing data, processes, locations, label templates, printers, and print materials are available to manage the labeling process. In addition to these core functions, compliance requirements such as security, authorization, and traceability are equally important to ensure acceptance in highly regulated industries. Our strength lies in composing all of these functions in one software package so that the user experience becomes harmonious and intuitive. User acceptance combined with an intuitive application can help dramatically reduce errors and allow for efficient application.
  • Inline Printing. In production and packaging, label printing often takes place inline. Due to the cycle frequency, the automatic print triggering, and the system availability, an independent solution is required. OPAL can support this with a fully integrated solution called "Line Print Agent". Here the advantages of the central approach with the provision of job-specific labels for your system as well as the locally applied real-time data come to bear. This meets the requirements for high production volumes and availability. The offline functionality improves productivity even in the event of SAP system failures or during maintenance windows such as a release change.
  • Web Printing. The Web Print Client (WPC) is an additional module for OPAL Labelmanagement, which makes your labels available to your worldwide partners. Users use your local infrastructure without your technical connection. The WPC is designed to offer your existing print transactions to your partners without additional effort in SAP. All content and label layouts are managed directly in SAP and are available in the WPC. Define input masks for different requirements and publish them to your partners.
Barry J. Ewell
SPS BLOG EDITOR

Barry J. Ewell is a Senior Content Marketing Communications Specialist for Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions. He has been researching and writing on supply chain topics since 1991.