​炘璞智能仓储助力巴斯夫化工有限公司中央仓库管理数字化

2021.6.24
中央仓库坐落于上海化学工业园区巴斯夫化工有限公司内,是公司重要的仓储物流设施。面积约为11000平方米的丙类中央仓库,内有穿梭式以及横梁式货架,承载了公司多个生产装置原材料和成品的进出,管理要求复杂。
 
在数字化的大趋势下,现代仓库管理也迎来数字化转型,巴斯夫化工有限公司中央仓库的管理层开始探索如何通过信息化手段减少人工的干预,同时提高仓库的利用率,库存的周转率,保证仓库物料数据的时时精准等更高的仓储管理目标。
意识到仓储管理的智能化、可视化、精确化、数字化的基础是资产的数字化和数字化资产的自动识别,2020年起巴斯夫大中华区供应链平台和炘璞电子合作,开始试点基于超高频RFID电子标签的仓储管理系统,通过给每个托盘、每个库位赋予唯一的身份标识,在收货、上架、下架、发货等操作中自动读取,来达到以下功能:

· 对出入库货物信息及时、准确的登记,降低手工操作引起的错误;

· 通过叉车指引上,下架操作,简化操作,提高工作效率;

· 仓储信息可视,透明,实时,便于分析和决策;

· 通过软件智能推荐库位,提升仓储利用率; 

 

智能化:炘璞智能仓储系统根据软件自动引擎计算上架的最优库位和下架的最优顺序,优化作业环节,有效避免呆滞物料的产生和物料品种的劣化。同时防止过量生产、促进定量定容,利于产品质量跟踪。

 

可视化:系统通过定制的看板,从总体和细节两个方面将仓库仓储可视化。 总体上,实时显示仓库利用率,各包仓托盘可用、已用数,每日进出托盘数和每月进出托盘数。细节方面,细化到每个库位放了多少托盘,托盘上放的货品属于那个业务单元, 货品名称、批次号、重量等。

精确化:炘璞系统在各个操作环节通过技术手段保障准确性,减少人工操作。如发货流程,系统从录入环节到装车发货,各个节点增加检错功能。录入环节,导入和自动处理电子备货单,减少人工输入错误概率;拣货环节,叉车每下架一托,实时提示拣货是否正确;复核环节,自动识别、统计特定物料的重量、件数是否和需求一致;装车发货环节, 群扫托盘RFID标签, 检查发货托盘数是否正确。 从制单表正确、拣货每托正确、总重量正确、总托数正确四个环节来保证发货正确性。

 

另外炘璞的RFID库存系统大大优化了库存盘点的效率:如穿梭车库位盘点,传统方法是货物从货架取下,人工记录物料信息并上传系统进行比较,而炘璞智能仓储系统的盘点,无需托盘下架,利用穿梭车和扫描枪配合捆绑,读取托盘RFID标签,从而获取托盘上的物料信息,即盘即知,实现快速盘点,节省人力。

 

数字化:系统自动计算生成库存日报表、费用月报表和运营月报表等三大类共20多张报表,这些报表用于库存实时管理、费用结算依据和运营决策参考,大大节省了之前需要人工统计,计算的时间,避免了报表滞后带来的运营损失。

 

随着RFID仓储系统在漕泾的各套生产装置的推广,在不同仓库间可实现一键收发货,多仓调度等,仓储管理将越来越高效智能。

Thingple’s RFID-WMS system aids digital transformation of BASF Caojing Central Warehouse

2021.6.24
The central warehouse of BASF Caojing is located in Shanghai Jinshan Chemical Industry Zone. It serves seven production sites of BASF Caojing base and is an important storage and logistics base for BASF Caojing. The Class C warehouse with an area of nearly 11,000 square meters has both shuttle and beam racks, and stores both raw materials and finished products of multiple production sites, and the management requirements are complicated.
 

Under the general trend of digitalization, modern warehouse management is also ushering in digital transformation. The management of BASF's Caojing Central Warehouse wanted to use IT technology to reduce manual involvement while enhancing warehouse usage, inventory turnover rate, and ensuring warehouse data is always timely and accurate.

 

Recognizing that the digitization of assets and the automatic identification of digital assets is the foundation of warehouse management specifically in intelligent operation, visualization, precision, and digitization. BASF's supply chain and information service platform in Greater China collaborated with Thingple to launch a WMS system based on ultra-high frequency RFID tags in 2020. By providing a unique identity to each pallet and each storage site, and automatically reading it when receiving, loading, unloading, and shipping, for example, the following goals were achieved:

 

  1. Timely and accurate registration of cargo information in-and-out of the warehouse to reduce errors caused by manual operations

  2. Use the forklift to guide the loading and unloading operations to simplify operations and improve work efficiency

  3. The storage information is visible, transparent, and real-time, which is convenient for analysis and decision-making

  4. Intelligently recommend storage locations through software to improve storage utilization

 

Intelligent operation: The Thingple intelligent storage system analyzes and recommends the ideal storage site and unloading order, optimizes the operation link, and efficiently avoids the generation of sluggish materials and the deterioration of material. At the same time, it avoids overproduction and encourages a quantifiable and consistent volume, which is better for tracking product quality.

 

Visualization: Through a Kanban board, the system visualizes warehouse from both an overall and detailed perspective. The number of available and used pallets in each warehouse, the number of pallets in-and-out each day,, each month for each BU are all displayed in real time. In terms of details, it is down to how many pallets are placed in each storage location, the goods placed on the pallets belong to which business unit, the name of the goods, the batch number, and the weight.

 

 

Precision: Thingple system guarantees accuracy through technical means in each operation link and reduces manual operations. For example, in the delivery process, the system adds error detection functions at each node from entry to loading and delivery. In the entry step, the electronic stocking list is imported and automatically processed to reduce the probability of manual input errors. In the picking step, every time the picks up an item, the system will prompt in real time whether the picking is correct. In the review step, the system automatically identifies and counts whether the weight and number of specific materials are consistent with the requirements. During the loading and delivery process, RFID tags of the pallets are scanned to check whether the number of pallets is correct.

 

Furthermore, Thingple's RFID inventory system dramatically improved inventory efficiency: RFID readers are placed on shuttle car and as the shuttle car moves thorough the shelfs, the inventory is done in minutes.

 

Digitization: The system automatically calculates and generates more than 20 reports in three categories, including daily inventory reports, monthly expense reports, and monthly operating reports. These reports are used for real-time inventory management, expense settlement basis and operational decision-making reference, which greatly saves the need for manual statistics.

 

Next, the Thingple RFID-WMS system will be implemented at other warehouses on-site, so that greater benefits can be realized in the logistics operation as goods are transported between warehouses.