AUSTIN, Texas, June 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – AutoScheduler.ai, an innovative warehouse management system (WMS) accelerator, announces that the company has been shortlisted to receive the award for best supply chain projects for 2021 from Supply chain and demand manager, the only publication covering the entire global supply chain. AutoScheduler was chosen to automate the complex day-to-day planning process at a large global process manufacturer, dramatically reducing the time it takes for the planning team to create a dock schedule.
“We are honored to be recognized for this prestigious award,” said Keith Moore, Product Manager, AutoScheduler.ai. “COVID posed significant challenges to this facility, and we were able to make a big difference with our solution, such as reducing the use of additional pallets and reducing manpower capacity for further savings. of $ 600,000 per year, plus many other benefits. “
“The supply chain industry has faced a multitude of supply chain disruptions over the past year. Yet the winners on this list have continued to retool and innovate, ”says Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Supply chain and demand manager and Food logistics. “Whether it’s moving a customer to a cloud-based solution or implementing a more sustainable shipping option, these key supply chain projects reflect the strength and resilience of the industry. supply chain to overcome disruption and work better, smarter and more efficiently for years to come. “
The site had to add two overflow facilities for additional storage, very few carriers met the appointment times, and the facility was in high demand. As a result of these elements, along with the high volume of outbound crate picking shipments at the site, they struggled to coordinate all activities and often saw a considerable number of pallets retrieved for customer orders. To help address these issues, the AutoScheduler solution was implemented to automate complex scheduling and orchestration activities such as inbound sequencing, field returns, replenishment, case picking, and checkout sequences. loading to ensure that all shipments go out on time and in their entirety.
The results included:
- Reducing the use of pallets, for example for re-prepared orders, by proper sequencing of inputs, replenishment and preparation to go from 27% pallets to 10% above expectations. This equates to ~ five reduced physical pallets per load, saving $ 296,000 per year in asset costs.
- Reduced labor capacity required to perform transits – Each transplant took an employee 10 minutes. The improved schedule saves over 14,000 hours in preparation time alone, which equates to a reduction in labor costs of $ 325,000.
- Automated returns from the two overflow facilities, balancing inventory across all three buildings and ensuring customer demand is met without downtime.
Top Supply Chain Projects (formerly known as SDCE 100) highlight successful and innovative transformation projects that deliver added value to small, medium and large businesses in various functions of the supply chain. These projects show how providers of supply chain solutions and services help their clients and customers achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for success.
Visit www.sdcexec.com for the full list of all of the 2021 Best Supply Chain Project winners.
Automatic planner.have is a supply chain analytics company focused on fulfillment center optimization that accelerates existing WMS capabilities with Intelligent Warehouse Orchestration. By integrating seamlessly with existing WMS and ERP systems, AutoScheduler’s powerful and intuitive platform helps streamline operations in your facility. It provides dynamic dock planning, level loading labor, inventory overflow balancing, proactive cross-docking, eliminating redundant labor allocation, etc. We’re adding prescriptive analytics and improving efficiency for companies like P&G and others. For more information, contact www.autoscheduler.ai.
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