Warehouse Management System

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Better storage handling

A warehouse management system (WMS) can help you to increase your productivity and minimise the number of lost or damaged paper rolls. When rolls are transported from the production floor to your warehouse, roll data can be transferred to the WMS, a module within the Automatic Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS). This module tracks the timestamp and location on each roll, helping you monitor and manage your paper inventory online.

Warehouse employees do not operate automated paper cranes directly. The operator gives instructions to the Millwide Execution System (MES/ERP), which commands the Konecranes WMS, and the WMS controls the crane. The WMS is integrated seamlessly with a standard interface.

As the paper and board rolls, tissue rolls, or pulp units are fed into the automation area by conveyors, the WMS has an interface to the conveyor command system for product data interchange. Alternatively, the WMS can command the conveyors directly. Crane automation has a hardwired interface to ensure a safe handover of each handled unit.

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Efficient use of space and time

The WMS can give handling systems direct instructions for roll storage, with the goal of making sure that paper storage is safe and space efficient. This automation can keep employees out of harm’s way, while reducing long-term forklift and manpower costs.

The tracking of storage also allows for quick and accurate roll retrieval. Constant access to roll manufacture and storage dates can help you avoid losing rolls or finding them stale.

The Warehouse Management System can give the conveyor control system destinations for the rolls. It can also inform the conveyor system of the most suitable input location in the warehouse, so the warehouse is optimally filled and the transfer times inside the warehouse are minimised.

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Smooth and streamlined

Konecranes utilises the latest in crane development to provide you with reliable and versatile roll handling.

  • Links production with storage, shipping, and customers
  • Keeps track of your inventory
  • Efficient use of space
  • Automation can help keep employees safe
  • Reduced manpower costs
  • Quick and accurate roll retrieval
  • Access to roll manufacture and storage dates helps avoid losing rolls
  • Minimised transfer times inside the warehouse

Designed for paper handling

We design equipment's specifically for moving paper rolls, so your valuable inventory stays in good condition throughout the entire process. Specialised equipment gives you faster and safer work cycles. Combined with the Konecranes trademark strength, durability, and world-class service, our equipment and service are a wise investment providing highest lifecycle value.

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