To draw a heat map highlighting busy areas of the warehouse
Use a spreadsheet to draw the layout of a warehouse; then this software will color the
storage locations according to frequency of visit by order-pickers or volume of product
picked or any other statistic associated with storage locations.
It is not sufficient to store the fastest-moving SKUs forward because this does not
account for the cost of restocking. This software determines which SKUs to store forward,
in what amounts, and where, to minimize total labor (picking plus restocking).
Describe the layout of a warehouse and provide an order stream. Then this software
computes the minimum travel distance pick-path. It also highlights, on a map of the
warehouse, all the locations to be visited for each customer order.
Using the programs
You may use these programs for free; but please note that the user assumes all
responsibility. See the accompanying license and disclaimers.
The programs are written entirely in Java and so run on any of Windows, Mac, or Linux.
The programs are provided as services over the internet and so you always have the latest
version, and with no need to install anything. Your data stays on your machine. The
computational engines come to you.
The ideas underlying each program are explained in our book.