More and more logisticians are turning to warehouse automation, but which system will suit you best? Let’s start by looking at how you manage your warehouse inventory, and then learn about inventory robots.
What is it?
Inventory is essential for good warehouse management. It allows to check, identify and evaluate stocks, but also to detect errors or logistic problems such as labeling errors, quantity discrepancies or picking errors.
Imposed by the French commercial code, the inventory must be carried out at least once a year to close the accounting period. There are three types of inventory to be done depending on your needs or your warehouse.
The 3 types of inventory
Stock inventory at the end of each accounting period, usually in December
Periodic inventory (several times a year)
Inventory carried out permanently, at each entrance or exit of goods
The warehouse inventory:
There are different types of warehouses depending on the customer’s needs, the goods to be stored or the regulations (outdoor). The largest storage volumes worldwide, which cross from country to country via multimodal platforms, are stored mainly in:
|Production||Distribution||Storage/Warehouse||.||Partially open||Fully open||Customs warehouse|
|Storage of raw materials, finished products, packaging material||Intermediate/temporary storage between storage and delivery point||Storage of unsold or end-of-life products||Rain-sheltered storage with a roof and at least one opened side||Open space for storing heavy and large goods||Special system for goods before departure for international trade|
|Pallet/ bulk stock||Pallet||Pallet||Rack/ bulk/ pallet||Rack/ bulk/ pallet||Rack/ bulk/ pallet|
What tools should be used to collect warehouse input and output data?
The identification of the stock must be accurate. An error can result in high costs and wasted time. To ensure optimal inventory management, logisticians are turning to new technologies that ensure better staff safety, time savings and reduced inventory errors.
Barcode, QR codes, Datamatrix, …
Characteristics of these tools:
Automate your inventory?
Inventory can be done manually (handwritten or done with barcode/RFI scanners), but it can also be automated by inventory robots. Automated inventory management can be very beneficial. It ensures greater efficiency and safety, saves time and reduces the number of human errors.
Remote controlled drone
You got it: the best robot inventory solution depends on the type of inventory, the traceability system or the environment. EYESSE has made the choice to propose a semi-autonomous solution, light and easily adaptable in pallet rack
Why choose the EYESEE inventory solution?
The advantages of the EYESEE drone inventory solution
Fast and Accurate
Reduce the environmental impact of your inventory activities.
EYESEE consumes less energy per location visited