Warehouse and Distribution Solutions
Warehouse and distribution activities are extremely important-and very expensive-links
in the supply chain. Outdated warehouse computers and unreliable laptops can prevent
companies from increasing their profitability both inside and outside the warehouse
walls. Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computers give warehouse and distribution workers
the rugged durability, unmatched reliability and built-in features they need to
keep goods moving, customers satisfied and achieve financial objectives.
Picking SolutionThe perfect order arrives on time, is 100 percent accurate and makes it to the consumer damage free. But an inefficient warehouse picking process can put a chink in any company's supply chain, especially when it comes to lost productivity and higher error rates. When the resultant orders are shipped incorrectly, costs increase and customers are lost.
To address these issues, warehouses are successfully using Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers to improve productivity, increase order accuracy and reduce picking cycle times. Powerful and rugged, ultra-mobile handheld computers give workers the ability to pick and go, allowing them to stay connected yet move freely and reliably between forklift and pallet which maximizes their time on the floor.
Built-in barcode scanning, RFID support and wireless connectivity give warehouse workers the ability to access pick tickets and instantly enter fulfillment data from the floor, allowing transactions to take place in real time and reducing the chance for human error. Engineered to support a full Windows® operating system, the Toughbook computer provides warehouse planners with powerful tools to plan pick locations and build slotting profiles as well as calculate and analyze facility demand and load.
Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers optimize the picking process and deliver big returns in terms of more efficient, less costly and highly accurate warehouse operations.
Receiving SolutionWarehouses receive, inspect and count thousands of items in various shapes and sizes from multiple vendors. Errors in receiving have repercussions both inside and outside the warehouse. Without an accurate and efficient receiving process, products can be left sitting idly on the receiving dock or on a pallet placed aside. Pickers then waste unnecessary time trying to locate them for distribution.
To keep products moving faster with fewer employees, warehouses are Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers to improve the flow of goods and increase productivity. Integrated wireless features enable workers to inspect inbound shipments and validate receipt of goods in real time against advanced shipping notices (ASNs) provided by the supplier. This prevents errors that occur with manual counts of cartons or pallets and allows discrepancies to be automatically noted and sent to accounting. Built-in barcode scanning capabilities give warehouse workers the ability scan, label and transmit product data—on the spot—to ensure items are stocked in the right area, aisle, or rack.
Built for portability, Toughbook tablet PCs and ultra-mobile computers are lightweight and rugged. These features combined with long battery life provide every shift worker with a powerful and reliable computing solution, whether on the dock or in the forklift. These mobile solutions are loaded with complete Windows® operating systems providing seamless integration and functionality with other warehouse software solutions for picking, packing and shipping.
Supervisor Management Tool SolutionFor years, the best managers have perfected the practice of "managing by walking around." For today's mega-warehouse supervisor, that means covering miles of floor and scaling new heights to the ceiling. Anything from stockouts and slotting to unscheduled deliveries and employee meetings keep managers away from the warehouse floor. But in today's hectic, fast-paced warehouse environment, two feet simply aren't enough. Supervisors need access to real time information in order to make decisions quickly and accurately wherever they are.
That's why they are turning to lightweight, portable Panasonic Toughbook computers These mobile solutions are loaded with complete Windows® operating systems, providing back-office functionality from anywhere. With the ability to run any Windows application—plus full wireless connectivity—warehouse managers are just a few seconds away from their Excel spreadsheets or the company's warehouse management system. That means they can check on deliveries, locate inventory, make ad hoc adjustments and even send and receive emails to vendors, customers and employees.
Combining long battery life with drop- and spill-resistant engineering, Toughbook computers are designed for mobile productivity, reliability and durability. Many Toughbook models come with touchscreen displays that can accept input with a digital stylus or multi-touch gestures, making it easy for supervisors to collect and record information on warehouse layout or automatically create and distribute staffing schedules.
For warehouse managers who want to keep customers happy and goods moving through their facilities, Toughbook computers are the perfect mobile assistants.
Warehouse and Inventory Management SolutionThe proper utilization and management of space, people, inventory and equipment is critical to maintaining efficient warehouse operations. In today's competitive markets, every inch and second counts. Static computing tools, manual processes and lack of visibility inside the warehouse walls negatively impact the flow of inventory within the supply chain and, ultimately, the service to customers.
Through its full line of Toughbook computers, Panasonic offers a comprehensive set of mobile warehouse solutions to give companies the tools they need to maximize space, increase worker productivity, reduce inventory and fill orders faster—and more accurately. With the Toughbook computers' built-in options, such as barcode scanning and RFID support, warehouse supervisors can better manage inventory within distribution centers, track high-value assets, flow inventory and manage shipping and receiving processes. Embedded wireless connectivity allows workers to scan packages entering or leaving the warehouse and instantly transmit information to the inventory management system for real time status and visibility.
Lightweight and fully rugged, Toughbook mobile computers can be mounted on forklifts and used to track inventory locations within the warehouse. Workers record the location of a product as soon as it's stored and wirelessly transmit this information back to the inventory management system for instant accounting and location of all assets. Powered by the latest Intel® processors and engineered to run a full Windows® operating system, Toughbook computers work seamlessly with automated picking, packing and shipping software solutions to ensure more efficient labor management and improved worker productivity.
Panasonic gives employees the freedom to get their jobs done from any location within the warehouse with real time information at their fingertips.