Receiving and unloading of goods
After registration of the truck drivers in the goods receiving area and checking the transport documents, the allocation of an unloading gate with subsequent unloading of the goods to the defined goods receiving aisle takes place. Unloading is carried out by means of double-decker pallet trucks, high-speed trucks (on the ramp) or forklifts (side unloading on the open area). Our 16-ton crane is used for unloading particularly heavy materials or finished products. Using illustrated packaging instructions, we check the goods and loading aids for their external condition.
The systemic booking of the delivered goods in the customer system (e.g. SAP or MFG Pro from QAD) or in the ELSEN-Warehouse Management System (Infor SCE) is done with specially developed mobile scanning stations. These enable the direct receipt of the goods by scanner without the need for manual booking at a central workstation.
Alternatively, we also use mobile data acquistion devices. Especially in the area of food logistics, a comparison of each Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) with the shipping notification is important to ensure the traceability of food. The shipping notification is transferred via interface from the customer's system (e.g. SAP) to our Infor WMS.
When putting goods into storage, we follow the specifications of the warehouse management system, taking into account the respectively defined putaway strategy: random storage, fixed bin storage, block storage sorted according to article, batch, best before date (BBD) or according to several of these parameters. A wide variety of storage types are available for this purpose, such as block storage, shelf storage, cantilever arm storage or high rack storage (HRL). In addition, we store in automated storage systems such as paternoster (carousel), lift/shuttle systems (goods-to-man system) and miniload (automated small parts warehouse).
Within the framework of yard management (time window management), incoming shipments are digitally recorded in a database and compared with the reserved time windows. The application developed in the ELSEN Digital Office serves as an escalation instrument when unloading times are exceeded and thus reduces the risk of truck downtimes.
In addition, data regarding delivery date and urgency can be transmitted directly from the material planner to the operative goods receipt in real time. This ensures that critical materials are collected and sent for further use without delay. All information is presented in a particularly user-friendly way in the form of graphic representations.
We will be happy to handle the inspection for customs and dangerous goods, the acceptance of customs shipments and their customs clearance via interface to the main customs office using the BlueJay ATLAS system. If the goods are dangerous goods, we store them in the dangerous goods container or dangerous goods refrigerator (EWM system) after the goods receipt posting or QS release.