OrderWise has introduced a new mobile WMS for Android to provide users with the functionality to automate warehouse picking, using wireless handheld terminals that transfer data in ‘real time’.
The application, which incorporates hardware from Zebra Technologies Corporation, enables users to assign and amalgamate picks, as well as other stock tasks, to enhance picking speed and efficiency while prioritising urgent orders and abiding to courier cut-off times.
OrderWise has combined its software technology with Zebra’s TC52 handheld terminals (HHTs), which operate using Android 8 Oreo OS, and the TC21 HHT, which benefits from Android 10 OS. Users can choose up to 14 hours of power for devices, which is suited for operatives working long or double shifts. The devices’ fast charging capabilities also allow operatives an extra two hours of working time from 15 minutes of charging.
“Our Mobile WMS for Android provides our customers with a unique opportunity to experience complete warehouse automation as part of a fully integrated solution. This means that customers can have ERP, WMS and Mobile WMS for Android seamlessly linked together. Instead of having disparate systems that can lead to a muddled back office and constant rekeying of data,” commented Jon Roberts, head of sales at OrderWise.
He concludes: “Following external impacts such as Covid-19, businesses are realising the potential that automation can have on their operation. For example, Mobile WMS for Android allows social distancing measures to easily be put into place using walk routes, as well as low touch fulfilment of stock – making the warehouse a much more secure environment. Automation has gone from being a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have’ in the last year and investing in technology of this kind is becoming essential to not get left behind in an increasingly high-speed and online climate.”
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