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Warehousing Typical Applications and Benefits


Order Picking and Staging
Organized and systematic picking and staging is critical for efficient order management - especially during peak and seasonal sales periods. A mistake or slow operations because of a paper-based order system or hand-carried orders can cost the company sales. CipherLab mobile computers and wireless networks automate order processing and accelerate fulfillment.

Product Labeling and Tracking
Missing important price changes can be a costly lost opportunity. But with wireless networks, wireless CipherLab mobile computers, and a BT printer, updating pricing on the sales floor is fast and efficient.

Manually recording shipping details is time consuming and creates potential for errors. An automated shipping system solution based on industrial software, wireless networks, and CipherLab mobile computers can minimize mistakes, improve efficiency, and accelerate revenue generation.

During busy seasons, workers need a mobile computer that will work as hard as they do. CipherLab mobile computers with wireless LAN capability can run 20 hours between charges, giving them a reliable tool for making their work fast and efficient.

Put Away
A new employee can easily get lost in a large warehouse. Even with a printed map, it can take weeks for a new employee or temporary worker to become efficient at put away. A location solution based on CipherLab mobile computers and integrated into the warehouse's software helps workers quickly learn their way around while completing their tasks efficiently.

Cross Docking
With the bustling activities in cross docking, equipment gets bumped, dropped, kicked, and smacked. Only the tough survive. CipherLab mobile computers are built for demanding environments. The CipherLab 8300 series is IP65 compliant and tested with multiple 1.2 meter drops. It can sustain the rugged treatment found in any warehouse.

Mobile Inventory Management
Inventory management can occur anywhere - in an office, backroom, the central warehouse, even the sales floor. Wireless networking makes order fulfillment fast and efficient. When mobile computers need to work overtime, CipherLab products work long and hard to support multiple shifts and peak seasons.

Warehousing Overview
Retailers everywhere receive products from massive warehouses. Finding your way around one is daunting enough without having to look for a specific item within the multiple acres of aisles and storage racks. But this environment is where CipherLab mobile computers and wireless handheld scanners thrive and bring enormous benefits to warehouse operators and distribution managers.

With CipherLab industrial mobile computers, picking and put away could never be easier. Applications loaded into the mobile computers guide warehouse workers where each product is located - aisle, rack, and shelf. As goods are picked or put away, databases are remotely updated through BT or wireless LAN technology. Warehouse and destination
store managers know the status of goods movement as it happens. BT technology lets workers print picking receipts instantly on a BT-enabled printer and connect to other BT devices that might be needed.

CipherLab technology integrated within the supply chain management system improves efficiency and productivity.

CipherLab in Warehousing and Distribution
Order Picking and Staging, Product Labeling and Tracking, Shipping, Receiving, Put Away, Cross Docking, Access Control, Mobile Inventory Management. Wherever efficiency and accuracy are critical to control movement of goods and keep labor costs down, you'll find CipherLab solutions.
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Order Picking and Staging
In large warehouses, finding an item can be difficult, especially for new or temporary employees. But hand them a CipherLab mobile computer that's integrated with the inventory management system, and work gets done quickly.

When items need to be picked from the shelves, CipherLab mobile computers, a wireless network, and your inventory system accelerate getting products to staging and shipped. With a product item number or barcode, the mobile computer can query the inventory management system and instantly indicate what aisle and shelf the item is on. As it's picked and scanned, the mobile computer updates the inventory count automatically, eliminating paper records and improving efficiencies.

If the item needs repacking with other items, a CipherLab mobile computer and printer with BT technology make fast work of labeling a carton. Each item's description, weight, and barcode can be printed on a single label, making it easy for staging and cross docking to track the items.
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Product Labeling & Tracking
CipherLab wireless mobile computers with BT technology and a belt-clip BT printer make labeling fast and easy. Data transmitted over the wireless network to a wireless LAN-enabled mobile computer enables the latest information from your servers to be printed on the label.
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Shipping docks are full of activity. Workers roll hand trucks and pallet jacks loaded with cartons. Forklifts swiftly move pallets into trucks and containers. Time is of the essence, so moving the right goods to the right places efficiently and accurately is a key factor to success. That's why CipherLab mobile computers and scanners can be seen in the hands of shipping workers.

Paperwork only slows down the movement of goods. CipherLab wireless LAN-enabled mobile computers, with built-in RFID and laser scanning capabilities, work in concert with the company's WLAN and shipping and receiving management software to eliminate paperwork. This integrated solution guides the movement of products to the right places - containers, trucks, and vans - without stopping to fill out forms and check job sheets.
Our mobile computers can be configured with a range of lasers to match scanning needs: whether the goods are very close or across the floor. The right laser optimizes a worker's efficiency. An extra-long distance laser means he can scan a pallet without getting out of the forklift. A normal laser enables a worker with a hand truck to read cartons quickly, verifying he's taking the right ones, before rolling them away. And a hand grip keeps the unit comfortable for long shifts. Whatever the need, a CipherLab-based solution will help accelerate work and improve accuracy in shipping.
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In receiving, there are a lot of goods to handle by several people. That's why CipherLab mobile computers and scanners in receiving are so great. They accelerate checking orders, handling the goods, and getting them where they need to be. Built-in barcode scanners for different distances facilitate finding and checking items, from single packages to pallets, whether you're right next to them or across the dock in a forklift. RFID readers in mobile computers allow you to accomplish even more within seconds. And, with wireless LAN-enabled mobile computers from CipherLab, inventory management and shipping data is updated instantly and automatically.
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Put Away
In large warehouses, put away can be as complex as picking. Workers equipped with a CipherLab mobile computer and your inventory management system can work fast and efficiently. As barcodes on goods are scanned for put away, the inventory system indicates what aisle and shelf they belong on. And, when the item is put away, scanning the shelf location makes it easy to confirm it's in the right place so you can find it when it's needed.
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Cross Docking
Cross docking can save warehouse space and costs, but only if the goods make it to the right destination on time. A mistake can mean lost sales. CipherLab mobile computers and the company's inventory management system help keep goods on track.

CipherLab wireless LAN-enabled mobile computers work seamlessly with software and a WLAN to transmit scanned data and receive information, putting critical and timely instructions in the hands of the workers to keep the goods moving in the right direction. A CipherLab mobile computer can help reduce the number of times a package is handled.

Whether a company's operations are based on Windows® or a Windows®-free environment, CipherLab has a handheld, mobile computer with the memory and computing power to handle demanding applications effortlessly. You can also configure our mobile computers with the right laser for reading cartons close up or pallets far away, improving work efficiency. And, whether workers carry the device, or ride with it in a forklift, we have the right accessories to make it a comfortable work companion.
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Mobile Inventory Management
When a company's sales depend on the right items making it to the sales floor, word-of-mouth orders and paperwork only create potential for errors. Automated ordering and communications using CipherLab mobile computers, wireless networks, and the company's ordering system reduces paperwork and errors.

As orders are placed daily or hourly from the sales floor using a CipherLab mobile computer, they can be uploaded to mobile computers in the warehouse. Picking is simplified with clear instructions on items that need to be picked and where they are located. Sales associates and supervisors can quickly retrieve the status of an order right on their mobile computer screen, keeping them instantly informed of goods needed for customers. Whether a company's operations are based on Windows® or a Windows®-free environment, CipherLab has a handheld, mobile computer with the memory and computing power to handle mobile inventory applications effortlessly.
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