As part of Chanel’s move into a new, self-managed warehouse complex, Crossmuller was tasked with developing a real-time interface between Chanel’s ERP Picking Slip System and the Factory Floor Control System so that product status can be monitored via monitors placed on the factory floor. The interface was required to display the status of each picking slip by ‘PickingSlipBarcode’ & ‘ToteBarcode’ for each zone product was required from.
As the product is picked, put away or replenished at each zone in the warehouse, the barcode information transmitted to the ERP database is automatically transferred to the Factory Floor Control System. This control system transmits a signal to Crossmuller’s Logistics Portal, which triggers an automatic transfer of all relevant picking slip data to its local database for display on the factory floor monitors. As orders are fulfilled at each zone, the Portal’s display is updated in real-time. The Portal allows operators to query specific orders to ensure orders have been satisfactorily processed.