The Beumer Warehouse Management System is a web server application which controls and coordinates the entire packaging process, storage and preparation for shipment of products in an optimum manner.
Control of materials flow, warehouse management and also the interface to the ERP system of the user are integrated to form part of the system. All information from the packaging line, labelling, storage and shipment converges here.
Everybody involved in production can access the system, including the logistics scheduler, warehouse employees or forklift operators. The functions and graphical user interface can be configured to meet user-specific requirements.
If the ERP system receives a picking order, it sends the information to a distributed control system and to the Warehouse Management System. The distributed control system monitors and controls the material flow from the silo, checks the product quantities, bagging, palletising and also securing of loads. The packed load units are then provided with a barcode. In the process, the Warehouse Management System is in continual data exchange with the ERP system.
After the load units are delivered to the conveying system, the palletizing technology stacks the boxes, bags or trays onto pallets. These pallets are then transported on roller conveyors towards the Beumer stretch hood high-capacity packaging system. The stretch hood system wraps the loaded pallets with a special polythene film. They are then provided with a barcode.
The Warehouse Management System includes also a main control system for fork-lifts.