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Cold Chain Cold Storage Warehouse Management System

Higher construction costs and longer commissioning lead times, combined with complex and costly day to day operations make it imperative that a cold storage warehouse is running as efficiently as possible. This is where a best-of-breed Cold Chain Warehouse Management System (WMS) technology solution can prove invaluable in helping to ensure optimised cold storage operations.

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  • Optimise your cold chain warehouse operations
  • Easily manage - stock rotation, quality control, best before / expiration dates
  • Improve cold store safety and product traceability
  • Maximise warehouse space utilisation
  • Improve warehouse workforce productivity
  • Reduce wastage in the warehouse

A good cold chain warehouse management system (WMS) will optimise every stage of your cold storage warehouse operations from inbound to outbound. A WMS will handle any task in real-time from receiving, to putaway, to picking, to packing and shipping. A WMS will efficiently address the complex cold storage warehousing issues of stock rotation (FIFO, LIFO, FEFO, customer specific, batching), cross contamination, blast freezer dwell-time move / hold / release, quality control and best before / expiration dates including moving products between the chiller / freezer and automatically updating expiry dates. All of these help to improve cold store safety for chilled / frozen goods and also significantly contribute to reducing warehouse wastage.

Product traceability is also an important factor in cold storage due to the legal repercussions of an ever stricter regulatory landscape. If there are any storage temperature control issues in any part of the warehouse, finding these affected products is easily achieved using the accurate and up to date product and location information provided by a WMS.

A WMS will improve inventory space utilisation in your cold chain warehouse by up to 30% without any adverse effect on efficiency levels. This is achieved because a WMS makes it possible to store inventory in a much more flexible way, using dynamic location settings. Rather than keeping to pre-designated locations - some of which could be half empty - a WMS directs operatives to place the stock wherever there is an applicable slot available. When it is time to pick orders, pickers are reminded of where stock is held in your temperature controlled warehouse and directed to the closest relevant location.

WMS hardware equipment such as barcode scanners, label printers, batteries, LCD screens and wireless infrastructure all need to be specially adapted in order to be able to cope with the extreme temperatures, frost and condensation in a cold storage warehouse. Without these special adaptations warehouses are at risk of lost productivity as well as additional repair and replacement costs. Voice picking hardware is also particularly valuable in a freezer or refrigerated warehousing setting as it will allow employees to wear suitable clothing to protect their skin without reducing their efficiency. 

Indigo WMS an Ideal Solution for your Cold Chain Cold Storage Warehouse

Indigo WMS is an award winning, best-of-breed warehouse management solution proven in numerous business critical operations around the globe. Indigo has been an expert in warehousing solutions for over 40 years and has extensive experience in implementing WMS solutions in cold chain storage particularly in the food and drinks sector. Indigo's extensive and referenceable list of food and drink customers include: Greene King, Samworths, Ginsters, Greencore Foods, McCabes, Loch Lomond Group, Blue Earth Foods and Oscar Mayer.

Indigo has many years integration experience in cold chain storage environments enabling real-time data connectivity. Our Open Integration Server and flexible mapping capabilities reside alongside your existing systems; so whether you use solutions from SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, Infor, Sage or from any other ERP, TMS or SCP vendor, Indigo WMS will seamlessly integrate ensuring that the data in your systems is live, up to date and visible throughout your entire process.

Indigo's team of highly knowledgeable consultants have extensive real-world experience in a cold storage warehouse setting, ensuring a practical and business process focused solution, rather than just an IT led solution. Our ethos is to do the right things in the best possible way.

Working with Indigo WMS will ensure your business achieves the maximum return on investment (ROI) that implementing a cold storage WMS solution can bring. Our subscription and modular based pricing ensure that you only pay for what you use and can flexibly scale as your business grows.

So whether your inventory is food (fruits, vegetables, seafood, meat, dairy),  drinks, pharmaceuticals, medicines, cosmetics, plants, flowers, textiles, film or any other goods that need to be kept at an optimal temperature then Indigo WMS can help keep your cold store warehousing operations running smoothly and efficiently. 

For further information about how Indigo WMS can benefit your cold chain cold storage warehouse please Contact Us.

Indigo Software is pleased to be a member of the Cold Chain Federation (CCF) and the Cold Chain Association of the Philippines (CCAP).