More efficiency with the Forklift Guidance System for SAP

Optimize the internal transports in the entire
Intralogistics and production of your company




FORKLIFT GUIDANCE SYSTEM

Forklift trucks and other industrial trucks are used in a wide variety of company areas: for example, in the goods receiving area, in the picking zone, in the intermediate storage, in production or in shipping. The journeys are not controlled holistically.

The use of a material guidance system considerably increases the efficiency of the forklift fleet.

Inform now about the functionality, the components and extensions of the material guidance system of Flexus AG.

FUNCTIONALITY

The individual transport resources are optimally supplied with transport orders from the central motion task pool.

The integrated and parameterisable algorithms enable a route-minimising use of the transport vehicles and, as a result, an efficient deployment of the employees.

With the use of a material guidance system, the complete transport processing is automated and transparently displayed in the SAP system.

BENEFITS

Increase the traceability of your goods flow and the utilization of your forklift fleet with the material guidance system for SAP.

By dynamically controlling your resources, such as route trains, forklifts or AGVs, you reduce your empty runs and minimize your search times.

Your employees benefit from a high level of usability through our intuitively operated dialogs.

USEFULNESS

Use the material guidance system for central control and optimization of your intralogistics - in the warehouse, shipping and production. Increase the efficiency of your transport fleet and benefit from considerable cost savings of between 15 and 35%.

You can also control your dispatch centres by connecting AKL and SGL with the FLX-TLS.

With the FLX-TLS you can benefit from direct SAP integration without external interfaces or middleware.

MODULES OF THE FORKLIFT GUIDANCE SYSTEM

Vehicle location and navigation - Flexus AG

NAVIGATION & LOCATION

Vehicle & load carrier location in real time
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Tugger Trains for SAP - Flexus AG

CONTROL OF TUGGER TRAIN

Efficient control and optimization of tugger trains
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Automated Guided Vehicles for SAP - Flexus AG

EFFICIENT CONTROL OF AGV

Optimize your automated guided vehicles with SAP
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    INSIGHTS INTO THE FORKLIFT GUIDANCE SYSTEM

    BASIC COMPONENTS OF THE FORKLIFT GUIDANCE SYSTEM

    The components of the FLX-TLS material guidance system for SAP enable easy implementation and administration of the system. Physical changes of routes, new transport resources or roll-outs to other locations within the group can be easily carried out using the existing tools.

    Integration into SAP means that the existing system landscape can continue to be used for the material guidance system. The application on mobile devices is user-friendly, hardware-independent and easily adaptable with available design tools.

    PLANNING TOOL & ORDER CREATION

    The planning tool (Route Optimizer) is a Java application that defines the routes and properties of the routes based on the warehouse graphic. The planning tool saves the defined routes directly in SAP and is therefore the heart of the FLX-TLS material guidance system.

    The order is then created either automatically or manually. For this purpose, the warehouse employee has the production request dialog, with which he can order or collect empties or materials, for example. In this way, material can be requested either from SAP stock (MM or WM) or from a buffer storage facility ("WIP warehouse").

    OPTIMIZATION CORE & COCKPIT

    The optimization kernel ensures that the transport orders in the transport order pool, which are controlled according to priorities, are assigned to the respective vehicles. The calculation is carried out using various priorities, which you can determine individually. (e.g. waiting time, due date, empty run, ...)

    The SAP Cockpit then assigns the transport orders. There the system will assign the upcoming internal transports to the corresponding resources and form the transport order pool. Transport orders with a high priority can be manually assigned a higher urgency.

    TRANSPORT PROCESSING & DASHBOARD

    The transport orders are displayed to the forklift driver on a special forklift terminal or barcode scanner. The processing of the transports is controlled according to priorities.

    In this way, the driver is shown the destination and starting point. The next order is then assigned. This reduces empty runs to a minimum.

    With the help of the Flexus Dashboards numerous possibilities of an evaluation are available. The relevant data (e.g. key figures to workload, malfunction messages or orders) can be displayed and evaluated user-specifically on a clear screen.

    EXTENSION MODULES OF THE MATERIAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM

    The material guidance system for SAP can be optimally adapted to the individual needs of the customer by means of numerous extension modules. Thus it is possible to use it from a forklift guidance system to a complex material guidance system. Find out today about your potential for optimal transport processing in SAP.

    MESSAGING

    With the messaging tool, it is possible to inform the warehouse manager at any time about malfunctions (via Smartwatch / Smartphone) in order to initiate the next steps.

    WIP

    With FLX-WIP warehouse management, it is possible to store and retrieve materials that are not yet managed in the SAP® warehouse in a precise location.

    GAMING

    Gamification is a playful extension of the FLX-TLS material guidance system for SAP®. The integration of the gamification into the FLX-TLS increases the motivation of the users.

    HIGH RACK

    The time-consuming & error-prone manual input is no longer required thanks to the direct integration of the OptiSpeed software into the FLX-TLS.

    HU

    With the container management it is possible to map the management of the containers via the FLX-TLS. For example, container types can be stored with definable parameters.

    TRAILERS

    If trailers are used for transport, they can also be managed via the FLX-TLS. Each transport order is automatically transmitted to an available vehicle with start and destination address.

    CONTACT

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