Be Smart(bin)! - Easy logistics management with SmartBin Flex and SmartLabel
Fast-moving times, as we are experiencing thanks to digitalization and globalization, require optimal time management in order to stand out from the competition. The SmartBin Flex and SmartLabel products make the automation of restock systems and seamless order management possible to ensure that your company's logistical processes and supply chain management improve across the board. PDi Digital's hardware focuses on SmartBin Flex and SmartLabel, which, in combination, are designed to revolutionize and automate the path from product shortages or stock-outs in the warehouse to ordering and restocking along the supply chain.
SmartBin Flex - From traditional bins to unique inventory management
Independent, flexible, easy-to-use and reliable - The SmartBin Flex operates fully automated, without any additional manual activities. With weight sensors permanently connected to the bins, the hardware solution ensures optimized real-time inventory control, while saving time and nerves. Each box is independent, so it can be flexibly integrated into the existing assembly workstation. Wireless and therefore completely mobile, it can be set up at any location on-premise and is immediately functional. The automatic error control integrated in the SmartBin makes it fail-safe. Additionally, its configuration makes it operational 24/7 and allows continuous warehouse monitoring in small businesses or large corporations. The most impressive feature, however, is the ability to control a complete ordering cycle, which allows for automated supply directly at the assembly site. The link to the ARIMS software solution and the associated access to the digital cockpit, designed by PDI Digital, completes the functionality of the SmartBin as an inventory tracking aid.
- Fully automated 24/7 operation
- Weight sensors for inventory control
- Mobile thanks to wireless connectivity
- Complete order cycle control
- Supply directly at the assembly workstation
- ARIMS - Access to inventory management software
The SmartBin Flex is integrated into the assembly workstation layout as a flexible component, with weight sensors continuously checking the stock on hand. The control data is permanently sent to Bossard via radio-frequency in real-time. If logistical bottlenecks occur and the agreed minimum stock level is reached, a refill order is automatically triggered and transmitted to the supplier. The supplier then delivers the ordered inventory items to the customer without any stress. This process is triggered again each time materials or spare parts are used up, so there is no longer any need to worry about possible bottlenecks or holdups within the supply chain.
The benefits of using SmartBin summarized:
- Shortened order and delivery times
- Reduced inventory, less storage space required
- Lean automated process without manual intervention
- Fast proactive response to peak demands possible
- Reduced operating costs
- Total reliability
- modern, digital inventory management technique
- up-to-date stock level information
SmartLabel - Intelligent labels for managing product information
The product range is extended further by the SmartLabel. Even smaller and more flexible, the SmartLabel adapts to your company's existing infrastructure. The SmartLabel's visual verification, wireless functionality and mobility also optimize your workflow. Synchronization with real-time data and full order cycle control is a given.
The SmartLabel is a smart digital label that can be attached to any type of box. Product information as well as other details, such as order status and delivery date in case of repeat orders, are displayed on the label at any time. This makes the SmartLabel the perfect complement to the SmartBin Flex for displaying important status messages on quantities and requirements in a directly visible way. A major advantage of the SmartLabel, which is based on e-paper technology, is the flexible (re)ordering option at the push of a button. The display is easy to read even in difficult lighting conditions, and is reliable and maintenance-free with low energy consumption.
- Visual proof control
- Wireless and mobile
- Adaptability when using existing infrastructure
- Real time data
- Complete order cycle control
- Smart support for your digital inventory management system
Illustration of the ordering process with the SmartLabel
Once a previously defined minimum stock level has been reached, a refill order is placed by simply pressing the order button. The data is automatically transmitted to the supplier and processed. The order status and delivery date are continuously visible on the SmartLabel. Depending on the agreement, the products are delivered to the incoming goods department or directly to the assembly workstation, further saving time in your day-to-day warehouse management.
The advantages of the SmartLabel in summary
- Process streamlining through direct ordering at the assembly workstation
- Trust and security through transparency
- Reduction of total cost of ownership
- Increase in in-house efficiency
- Increase in profitability
- More time for core business tasks
- Real-Time control over inventory levels and purchase orders for restocks
The smart industrial solutions SmartBin and SmartLabel offer two things: the chance to digitalize the industrial and logistics sector, while also saving you time. Take a look for yourself at the hardware and software solutions that are revolutionizing logistics and inventory management. Our team will be happy to give you more information on the inventory management hardware and suitable inventory software solutions.
Do you already recognize the potential of SmartBin Flex and SmartLabel as integral parts of modern inventory management systems and are interested in the products presented? In this case, our advisors will be happy to talk to you about the best way to implement these digital inventory management solutions in your business in the fastest and most efficient way. Simply e-mail us or call us directly.
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