Warehouse Management: New In-Motion Dimensioning System Can Save Millions in Shipping and Distribution

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Numina Group’s Cube-3 Dimensional Pick Verification System references and updates SAP software, bolstering material handling and shipping to the tune of millions of dollars in savings.

The storage and cube utilization of a warehouse, the sizing of the facilities, and the selection of the best mode of transportation can all be optimized using our Cube-3 system

The need to get shipments to customers expeditiously is becoming mission critical for businesses. Incorporating intelligent logic and measurement technology to new or existing warehouse management and material handling systems can ensure accurate order contents and optimize shipping transportation methods for manufacturers and distribution centers.

Improving shipping and warehouse space utilization and capturing accurate carton weight and dimensional data are critical operation needs. Real-time use of this information alleviates shipping logjams, help retain customers by verifying order picking, and trims waste that occurs when the wrong transportation method is chosen for a customers order.

“Thanks to our cube verification systems, we are able to choose the most practical way to handle overnight orders at our nationwide distribution centers,” says a manager at one large health-care products distributor.

Using weight and dimensional data integrated to warehouse management systems enables forward-thinking companies to select from various shipping methods. Enabling this process is The Numina Group’s Cube-3(TM) carton dimensioning and barcode data collection system, which provides real-time dimensional measurement and order validation of outbound conveyed cartons. Numina Group, a leading software development and warehouse management automation integrator, developed the Cube-3 to accurately measure and audit carton cube/weight and provide real-time control decisions to eliminate picking and shipping errors. Cube-3 software is a module within Numina’s Real-Time Distribution Software, so it can easily integrated the data to most warehouse management systems.

Companies that manage over 100,000 SKUs have been able to eliminate the error-prone and labor-intensive tasks of manual data collection. Advanced software such as Cube-3 helps distribution centers audit and verify the weight and dimensions of an ongoing stream of cartons and cases. This helps catch mis-picks in orders, but also affects everything from when the product comes into the building, to how it is staged and stored (floor rack, bin, pallet rack, etc.). Knowing how best to cube out trucks helps distributors determine whether to ship via parcel service, commercial carrier or private fleet. This kind of transportation management in turn ensures customer satisfaction and savings based on accurate and timely shipments of orders.

“The storage and cube utilization of a warehouse, the sizing of the facilities, and the selection of the best mode of transportation can all be optimized using our Cube-3 system,” says Dan Hanrahan, Numina Group CEO. “In addition, the Cube-3 provides an on-line material handling automated quality by identifying carton irregularities, such as an open flap or damaged carton, thus improving warehouse management while preventing damaged cartons from being shipped without corrective actions.”

For more information contact:

Dan Hanrahan

The Numina Group

60 Shore Drive,

Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Phone: (630) 323-0110

Web site: http://www.numinagroup.com

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