Many production operations
experience inefficient movement
of materials; for example, slow
response to requests for material
movement, product damaged
during movement, and inventory
inaccuracies are too common.
Furthermore, manually-operated fork
trucks may cause safety issues and
require staffing over multiple shifts.
The Intra Plant Delivery solution
consists of process improvements,
software and an automated guided
vehicle (AGV) system. It creates
operational efficiencies for intraplant
delivery of raw materials, work
in process, and finished goods.
The Warehouse Execution System
(WES) software manages and
directs the material flow processes.
In the receiving department,
manually-operated hi-lo drivers
unload pallets from truck trailers
and deliver to a four-level pallet rack
structure. Mechanical pallet guides
in the rack position the pallets
Manually operated hi-lo drivers
operate only on the receiving side
of the rack structure, and do not
operate in the plant (only in receiving