Case Studies

Warehouse Management System for Innovative Foods Limited

Innovative Foods Limited (IFL) is a major player in the Indian food processing industry since 1989. Under the brand name 'Sumeru', they manufacture and market various types of ready to eat vegetarian, non-vegetarian which includes sea food. Customized products are supplied to various leading food service companies in India.ILF's core business lies in the area of import, export, trading and manufacturing of processed and frozen food.

CHALLENGES

IFL needed to integrate their all warehouses activities together into one system. IFL needed a partner offering not only software development and testing, but also the capability to support the company by end customer acceptance testing support, onsite training and maintenance.

  • Barcode label at -20º C : IFL cold storages temperature is -20 degree Celsius and they were looking for special type of label which will sustain in their bag and scan at least 3 year.
  • Managing RM/SFG/FG in single system:IFL storage locations contains RM,SFG and FG product type and they want to manage the stock from single point .
  • Integration with Tally.ERP:IFL has implemented Tally.ERP software, which they wanted to integrate with WMS implementing by Stallion. Major Tally integrations are based on Stock transfer between their production units to different branches.
  • Intelligent barcode suggestion Since the products of Sumeru are food items, they needed to care product quality. Any item in the warehouse must not be taken for any transaction if it is not approved by concerned person or it is about to exceed best before date .Barcoding system provides the different types of alerts by checking the Production date & Best before date. WMS system ensure the quality of food product in the time of each and every transfer and despatch .
  • Uninterrupted workflow WMS system is work in web environment, but considering the product type WMS provides the option for offline scanning option which will synchronisewith web after getting internet connection.
SOLUTIONS

We've done detailed study about above requirements in different ways- including so many customer site visit and meetings. Then we had developed an architecture which was an incorporation of various technologies which suited for the scope of the project as well as production environment.

Our Software solution developments were based on below working platforms:

  • PC based web application for all operations including barcode printing
  • Scanner based web application for scanning purposes
  • Scanner based windows application for offline scanning purposes
  • Automatic tally integration
  • Stallion provided special type of label which sustain -20 degree
  • WMS having the option to manage RM/SFG and FG
  • Multiple branches transfer ,receipt & stock scan be view from single point.

Dashboard is a critical part of tracking daily activities like storage, despatch and receipt in the warehouse. Manages can take more faster decisions since system providing real time data. This is particularly useful when users needed to have current system status as well as old data.

The ageing and stock reports in excel are very helpful for certain purposes like auditing.

We implemented module for integration with IFL's Tally ERP solution.It reduced mannual work to Tally and increased the production speed.

WMS enables the user to pick the product immediately from the corretc bin in the time of dispatch. Binwise storage reports provies proper tracking of each item in store

KEY DIGITAL ACTIVITIES OF WMS
  • TRANSACTION DASHBOARD
  • EXCEL REPORTS
  • TALLY INTEGRATION
  • MAJOR TRANSACTIONS
  • THROUGH BARCODE SCANNER (THROUGH WIFI)
  • BIN MANAGEMENT
BENEFITS
  • REAL TIME DATA SYNC WITH SERVER
  • LONG-TERM WMS SOLUTION
  • REDUCTION IN INVENTORY PAPERWORK
  • IMPROVED LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY
TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION

FEATURES

We've provided a Warehouse management system that will effectively manage warehouse business processes and activities such as, receiving, picking, dispatching, and inventory. The WMS supported your company's goals to reduce transaction errors, maximize space utilization and minimize material handling, by optimizing warehousing processes. The WMS provided is easy to use, it will reduce the amount of time spend on employee training. Transaction dashboard helps personnel to monitoring daily operations, so they are able to quickly adapt to new requirements. Most importantly, clear navigation ensures that all employees will be a b l e t o l e v e r a g e t h e W M S functionality to the fullest.

SOFTWARE/HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS

    Web application

  • PHP
  • HTML 5 / Javascript / jQuery / CSS
  • Ajax

    Database

  • MySql 5.1

    Windows CE application

  • Internet explorer
  • .NET Framework 3.5 with Visual Basic

    Consumable

  • Label& Ribbon

    Barcode printer & Scanner

  • Datamax printer
  • Datalogic scanner
IFL LOCATIONS

Warehouser Management System managing different locations of IFL, including manufacturing unit at Kochi, warehouse hub in Banglore and 10 other warehouse

LIMITATIONS

No synchronization without internet Since database server is a cloud based system, for up to date report, internet connection is essential. Eventhough, the system will be stable at every location with the help of offline support. The cold storages must have stable wireless access point which ensured smooth workflow.

A GRATIFYING OUTCOME

What we were able to accomplish was quite exhilarating for the client as well as for us. We ultimately delivered powerful warehouse management system to the client. The system improved stock control and inventory accuracy. The administrative functionality results in effective management functionality control over stock.