Logistics execution and integration software suite

Select a module for more explanation

Execution

1. WMS

2. MES

3. WCS

4. VOI

5. TMS

6. TSM

Integration

7. EDI

8. WPT

9. CIP

10. HIP

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Warehouse Management System

C&W is widely known for its hands-on expertise in WMS (Warehouse Management System) and has become an indispensable player in the WMS market as a solution provider and implementer. A good warehouse management solution is the key to efficient and competitive logistics execution that is essential to your business. The solution can be seamlessly integrated with leading ERP systems (SAP/D365) but also with industry-specific and customized solutions, even with AS400 environments. The fully real-time task-controlled C&W WMS software needs to be catalogued as "advanced WMS" which can nevertheless be used in both complex and simple environments, from multinationals to SMEs.

WMS

  • Real-time execution via task management (RF / voice / RFID / Material Handling Automation )
  • Supporting highly advanced and complex warehouse processes
  • Multi owner (3PL), VMI, Consignment, Bonded
  • WMS software configuration instead of software development
  • Flexible management of documents, reports & labels via embedded designer tools
  • Integration with EDI – WCS - MES
  • Minimal TCO (Total Cost of ownership)

Implementation

  • Functional design
  • Configuration, development
  • System acceptance, training
  • Go live assistance
  • Project Management
  • No body shopping after go-live
  • Helpdesk (24 7/7)
  • SQL DBA

Manufacturing Execution System

The C&W Manufacturing Execution System (MES) forms an inseparable duo with the WMS. Where WMS takes care of the optimization of material management and movements, MES takes care of the management and integration into production activities. Based on planned work orders, with or without multiple operations, the necessary controls are provided for the supply, consumption, scrap and export of materials and the necessary machine and labor times are captured. Integration to and capture of the machines in the workcentres/production lines can ensure full transparency. On the basis of digital forms, you can push, digitize and monitor in real time the necessary checks (setup/QC, etc.) and registrations. Together with the material movements and associated traceability from the WMS, the data collected by MES can also be made available to your ERP system.

Fully integrated setup

  • WMS
    • Warehouse Management System​​​​​​
  • MES/VAS
    • Manufacturing Execution system/Value Added Services

In discrete manufacturing, assembly environments

  • WMS optimizing the material flows
    • Inbound-replenishment-picking-outbound
  • MES/VAS managing  and integrating the production activities
    • BOM/BOL
    • Consumption and output registrations
    • Machine and labor time management
    • Digital QC forms

    Warehouse Control System

    Our Warehouse Control System (WCS) is an intelligent control layer that forms the link between the WMS and your material handling systems. It synchronizes the activities of the various material handling systems in the warehouse with the available labor capacity and the material flow. Based on business rules and real-time data, the WCS balances, manages and monitors the tasks of these systems and intervenes in case of exceptions. Thanks to our standard WCS building blocks, we can easily adapt to the integration protocols of the various MHE partners. C&W has a broad portfolio of integrations with different types of warehouse automation and MHE partners.

    In house C&W MHE connector
    (Material Handling Equipment)

     

    Proven integrations with diverse warehouse automations

    • High bay warehouses (Double deep, Multi deep shuttle, Magmatic ...)
    • Mobile racking
    • Vertical storage systems
    • AGV systems
    • Pick to Light / Sort to Light / Lifts /  conveyors
    • ...

    Proven integrations with diverse warehouse automation vendors

    • SSI Schäfer / Dematic / ABB Intrion / Mecalux
    • Kardex / Modula
    • Scott Automation / Ceratec / Fraxinus 
    • Viscon / Stow / PC Data / Ceratec
    • ...

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    In house C&W MHE connector
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    In house C&W MHE connector
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    In house C&W MHE connector
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    In house C&W MHE connector
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    In house C&W MHE connector
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Proven integrations with diverse warehouse automations	High bay warehouses (Double deep, Multi deep shuttle, Magmatic...

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Proven integrations with diverse warehouse automations	High bay warehouses (Double deep, Multi deep shuttle, Magmatic...

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    In house C&W MHE connector
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Proven integrations with diverse warehouse automations	High bay warehouses (Double deep, Multi deep shuttle, Magmatic...

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    In house C&W MHE connector
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Proven integrations with diverse warehouse automations	High bay warehouses (Double deep, Multi deep shuttle, Magmatic...

    Voice Connector

    Voice picking is an order picking technique with which the employees in your warehouse communicate with the WMS system by voice. They are controlled completely paperless and guided step by step in their work, which is checked and processed in real time. To realize this, we use our online voice connector VOI. Through Honeywell's Vocollect Voice Interface Objects technology, we can offer customized voice-driven dialogues in 35 different languages.

    Own C&W Voice connector

    • Voice integration based on Honeywell Vocollect
    • Voice technology with more than 100,000 users
    • Operational In 60 countries, available in 35 languages ...
    • Voice dialogues managed by C & W
    • Ensures a quick implementation tailored to the customers requirements

    Realized results via Voice integration

    • Increased productivity through
      • Working hands-free
      • Receiving spoken work instructions during execution
    • Higher accuracy through
      • Working eyes-free
      • A better focus ensures fewer mistakes
    • Higher users satisfaction
      • Providing only strictly necessary information at the right time
      • Only what the operator really needs for execution
    • Real-time insight and management information available with regard to voice users and voice hardware

    Transport Management System

    The TMS Portal (transport management software) is a cloud platform that helps companies plan and monitor transport orders. This is the right tool for both transporters and planners. Orders can be created very easily based on templates. As a result, the correct costs/revenues are immediately linked to each transport. TMS Portal helps you from the quotation to the invoicing of the customers.

    Via the C&W TMS Portal (cloud platform)

    • Planning and following up of transport orders
    • Tool for both transport operators as for planners
    • Orders can be easily created on the basis of templates
    • Direct allocation of the right costs / revenues to each transport
    • Follow-up and planning of equipment, materials and personnel via customizable dashboards
    • Connection with external systems such as Trimble on-board computers, e-cmr providers, accounting software, ...
    • From creating orders to invoicing the customer, all information is centralized and transparent

    Interesting features

    • Linking digital documents to orders and invoices
    • History of equipment and orders
    • Generation of transport documents for suppliers that can be e-mailed from the system
    • Result calculations per assignment or over period
    • Easy to add EDI integrations
    • Cloud application => no installation and / or servers needed

    Conclusion

    • Planning and follow-up from the first to the last step
    • Integration with external systems possible
    • Budget-friendly entry price
    • Scalable solution

    Time Slotting Management

    TSM (Time Slotting Management) is a web tool that helps you to optimize your yard planning. Get insight into your planning & capacity and schedule your staff at the right times. Better planning reduces waiting times and thus increases productivity. Peak times are smoothed out by pre-scheduled slots. Thanks to integration with WMS (or other external systems), we can structure operational flows more efficiently.

    Via the C&W TSM Portal (webtool)

    • Optimize your yard planning
    • Real time view on your planning & capacity
    • Planning of available resources at the right times
    • Reducing waiting times and increasing productivity
    • Smoothing out peak loads through controlled scheduled slots

    Interesting features

    • Makes the booking process easy for transporters

    • Calculation of required time for loading / unloading according to the configuration

    • Transparency in all possible available slots within those templates.

    • Printing of bookings by transporters

    • Customizable documents to a desired layout

    • Possibility to integrate with host systems or mobile devices

    Electronic Data Interchange

    Our EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) platform ensures the perfect communication flow with your customers, suppliers, carriers (partners). Through our generic set-up, you will be connected with your partner in no time! We relieve you of this complex matter.

    Digital data exchange between

    • host systems like SAP, AX, Navision,  ...
    • Other business/supply chain partners (extern) systems (internal) like WMS & TMS (Transport Management System).

    Communication within the company via

    • Formats like csv, xls, xml, idoc, ...
    • With transport channels like file shares, DB acces, web services

    Communication with the world via

    • Same formats or more standardized formats like EDIFACT,
    • X12, Tradacom
    • Via AS2, (S)FTP or other connections like HTTP & SMTP

    SCO engine

    • Easy and quickly adaptable via the configuration tool

    Configuration of messages

    • Easily uploaded via XSD
    • Mapping immediately set up

    Web Portals

    Our Vendor Portal is the perfect system to bring the information from your (non-IT minded) vendor to you in order to proceed to more automated receiving (based on the supplied ASN = Advanced Shipping Notification info). The Vendor Portal is intended to optimize & automate the incoming goods flow. Vendors can report their cargoes at departure & print labels (tailored to your requirements).

     

    The Customer portal has been designed to enable the remote web-access to the WMS system for customers, or customer of the customer (owners) in order to let them consult, maintain and monitor their operational data within the WMS system.

    Delivery (ASN) towards your warehouse/ WMS system

    • Are created online for non IT-supported suppliers/vendors
    • Including the printing of EAN128/SSCC pallet labels for identification of the pallets via the Portal

    When the vendor is not able to generate SSCC labels (GS1 conform)  

    • Create and print SSCC labels via the portal

    When the vendor has his own SSCC labels, but does not desire to set up full EDI

    • XLS, XML, TXT uploads via the portal

    Fully integrated with your host system

    • Via usage of the SCO solution
    • Web EDI with retail (Order to Cash flow)
    • Combined web EDI and full-EDI possibilities (p.e. external warehouses))

    Benefits for the vendor:

    • Scanning of shipped pallet via mobile solution
    • Printing of delivery notes
    • Creation & printing of the invoices + distribution in PDF ur via EDI (SCO)

    Carrier Integration Platform

    The transport operators have also embarked on the road of digitalization and expect their orders to be carried out earlier and earlier in the day. Entering these orders on the various (transport) platforms is often time-consuming and involves a huge amount of administration.

     

    The Carrier Integration Platform, or CIP for short, provides a direct, digital exchange between the C&W platform and the carrier's internal system. It also gives you the opportunity to track your shipments after they have left your premises. We ensure that the CIP always meets the latest requirements of the carriers without you noticing it.

    Integration carriers using

    • C&W SCO (Supply connector) cloud platform
    • Web services
    • On premise carrier software

    Integration during warehouse processes of

    • Carrier specific shipping label printing
    • Management of shipping labels via embedded label designer tool in WMS
    • Registration of volumes and weights with real time feedback towards carrier organization
    • Full EDI (OTC flow) integration

    Proven integrations with multiple carriers

    • TNT
    • FEDEX
    • GLS
    • DPD
    • UPS
    • E59

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    Host Integration Platform

    Internal or external communication with your ERP, TMS, WMS, this tool ensures that your systems and/or partners are connected in no time. Our HIP (Host Integration Platform) is deployed as an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) within your organization.

    Proven integrations between WMS and host platforms

     

    Renowned ERP-solutions like

    • MS D365
    • SAP (AFS/HANA)

    Specific host systems

    • Branch specific solutions
    • Bespoke solutions

    And implementations on

    • iSeries (formerAS400)