Supply Chain Café: A Warehouse on AutoPilot
Automating the Decision Support Process in Complex Warehouse Operations.
Supply Chain Café by PICS Belgium #7
Supply Chain Café by PICS Belgium is a new initiative of PICS Belgium, oriented to members and domain experts, with the goal to distribute knowhow discussing amongst peers. The PICS Supply chain Cafés are 1 hour’s interactive lunch sessions, where an industry expert is invited to present a supply chain topic in 20 minutes, followed by a lively debate among all participants.
A Warehouse on Autopilot
Introduced by Wim Farasyn – Managing Director Lanark and PICS Belgium board member and Keith Moore – Chief Product Officer Autoscheduler.ai. Animated by Jan De Kimpe, VP PICS Belgium.
A warehouse operational manager constantly needs to take decisions: which truck to unload first, which order to release for picking, should we cross dock pallets coming in from production, … Most sites are run based on the experience of a seasoned supervisor, applying schedules and rules of thumb that don’t always sync with reality. Autoscheduler.ai is a “warehouse accelerator” sitting on top of the WMS, ERP, TMS, YMS, … that constantly evaluates inventory and work to streamline warehouse operations. As these solutions and technologies become smarter and easier to implement, how can you apply these in your operations and what are the challenges and watch-outs?
Wim combines broad operational supply chain experience with a passion for technology, always looking for ways to make supply chains a sustainable growth engine. Keith is a Data scientist and Product management expert who took a long-trusted warehouse operational planning solution and fused it with AI, resulting in the first “warehouse accelerator”.