Goods receiving is the setup for all other warehousing activities. It is important to receive products correctly in order to handle it properly in put-away, storage, order picking or shipping. After unloading, our VISION warehouse management system drives identification, checking and registration of the products. The functionality includes handling of returns, unexpected goods and repacking. Goods are directed to storage, order picking or directly to shipping through a cross docking process.
With increasing off-shore sourcing, more and more goods are received in containers. Loose loaded parcels can be unloaded using Vanderlande-Dinamic telescopic belt conveyors. Automated sortation can quickly and efficiently sort incoming products by SKU. Depending on product velocity and specific product characteristics goods can be stored on pallets, in cartons, in totes or on trays. Goods can be automatically directed to storage or sent to order picking, minimising manual handling and providing speed and efficiency in replenishment and supply. Our RECEIVE@EASE workstations facilitate efficient and ergonomic repacking of items from cartons into totes.
For examples of automated goods receiving solutions, see La Halle – Vivarte, Onninen and Argos.