Logistics and Warehouse Printing
Logistics and Warehouse Printing21 Jan, 2020
Logistics and Warehouse Printing
Plus Technologies solutions streamline and improve productivity in logistics – distribution print environments. To maximize efficiency in these environments organizations must be able to reliably print pick tickets, invoices, labels, bills of lading and other documents. In many cases documents have to be combined or re-ordered for inclusion in a shipment. Documents should not be printed twice or missed. The ability to restart print jobs at a specific page is very important as well. In addition to maximize throughput load balancing jobs across multiple devices is an important capability. Automated failover upon print failure also helps maintain uptime on the line.
Logistics services are often managed by automated and integrated order processing and inventory control systems. Orders are processed upon receipt, and they ship within 24 hours. In other words, logistic systems need to be reliable to fulfill the promise of fast, accurate shipping of your products to anywhere in the world.
When fulfilling customer orders, warehouse documents such as labels, pick tickets, invoices, etc need to be printed on a printer at the end of the logistic process, in real time. As print volume increases, the single printer model can no longer keep up with the volume of printing, which impacts customer satisfaction, revenue, and profit.
Utilizing OM Plus, we can automatically split the print jobs and load balance them across multiple printers–WITHOUT requiring any changes to the underlying application and ensuring all documents related to a specific customer order stay together in a “bundle” so related documents are not split across multiple printers. We can utilize print failover to ensure no orders are missed due to down printers, and help desk personnel are immediately notified of problems to increase the velocity of problem remediation.
Listed below are some of the features commonly used in this environment.
- Automated Failover
- Load Balancing
- Bundling (kitting)
- Header/Trailer Management (dynamic)
- Confirmed Print
- Page level restart
- Label – Barcode Print
- MFG-Pro Printing
- Print Job Routing
- SAP R3 Printing
- Printronix Print Confirmation
- Zebra Print Confirmation (zpl)
- E-Forms print management
We have a long list of successful implementations in the warehouse, production line, distribution space over the years – some of these include:
- Whirlpool Corporation
- Dow Corning
- Liberty Medical
- Adient- Johnson Controls
- Toyota Manufacturing
- Macy’s D2C
- McGraw Hill
- Tech Data
- Owens Corning – Xerox Business Services
- Sherwin Williams (including Valspar)
- Magna International
Automating Document Related Business Processes
Plus Technologies located in Ohio has been developing enterprise level document and output management software since 1994. Plus Technologies’ focus is on improving business processes affected by documents. We have thousands of customers, tens of thousands of server software installations, and millions of printers under management in 30 countries.
Plus Technologies serves customers of all sizes as our products, licensing, and pricing is scalable upwards and downwards. We have departmental as well as enterprise wide output management software implementations. We have successfully sold into many Fortune 500 organizations.
One reason for our success is our willingness to respond quickly to our customer’s unique requirements. First, we listen to the customer to understand their environment and their needs. Second, we work with the customer to determine the optimal solution. In addition, we are able to quickly make enhancements to our products to meet specific needs. Third, we offer pricing and licensing flexibility to suit our customer’s budget. Lastly, we provide world class support. This recipe has served us well over the years and as a result, we have an extremely loyal customer base.
Please contact us to learn more about our company and products. Moreover, you can count on Plus Technologies to do our best to help you solve your document and output management issues.