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Executive Summary

The purpose of this study is to introduce a barcode driven active monitoring feature, that digitally maps every single aisle, row, bay, level and position within a warehouse using a barcode. During the inbound operations, the incoming goods are unloaded and arranged further into their respective allocated slots.

A standard operating warehouse at Nilkamal can be assumed as a big, enclosed structure that is used for item accounting and storage. By holding commodities all year round and distributing them as needed, time utility is generated. Therefore, a need to track and analyse the storage space arises in a bid at optimizing the warehouse outbound operations. Using a barcode, every aspect of the incoming stock can be meticulously tracked and stored in an existing digital framework devised to monitor warehouse activity or integrated to a WMS.

The suggestions included in this report involve an elaborate framework of processes right from initial bar code plan creation, which involves aligning the existing warehouse control system with the blueprint of the barcode driven active monitoring, ensuring a proper mapping of inventory needs, warehouse layout and a thorough examination of product supply chain.

The next step is to configure with an existing management tool, preferably a WMS, to trial and test the synergy between the performing variables in order to establish compatibility with required barcode symbology, whose design will be mapped with variables derived from the warehouse layout, existing digital system, inventory records and other existing warehouse KPI’s.

The final stage is the establishment of barcode monitoring process which will capture the data of the inbound and outbound warehouse activity, facilitate a provision to avail real time data, location mapping, inventory usage and storage diagnostics with scope of future integration with digital progress.

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