What is the relationship between WMS and WCs in automated library
Intelligent storage is a link in the logistics process. The use of intelligent storage can effectively improve the overall operation efficiency of the warehouse, ensure the speed and accuracy of data input in all links of goods warehouse management, ensure that the enterprise can grasp the real data of inventory in time and accurately, and conveniently manage the batch and shelf life of inventory goods, so as to reduce the generation of dead materials, improve the inventory turnover rate, and greatly improve the informatization Degree of automation.
However, in the intelligent warehouse, its digital information management is mainly concentrated in the middle layer WCS and the upper layer WMS.
WMS is the brain and center of the whole intelligent warehouse, and its main function is thinking and operation. Certain data algorithms are used to calculate various data and obtain various outputs, which are mainly used for business management and report data display. At the same time, with the changes of business and environment, WMS is gradually transferred to upstream and downstream warehouses.
The basic functions of WCS include receiving the operation instructions of WMS, sorting, combining and splitting them to form the operation instructions of each automation system and distribute them to each automation system. At the same time, receive the status of each automation system on site and feed back to WMS. Therefore, WCS is more related to field equipment and materials, and rarely intersects with business level.
After the integration of WMS and WCs, the main changes are:
1. Reduce reliance on experience and reduce workload.
The standardization of warehouse business process can not only reduce the difficulty of manual operation, but also assist personnel to complete all kinds of warehouse operations.
For example, personnel do not need to record the partition of each item in the library, remember where each item is placed, or make an order line first when picking, and do not need to consider how to complete it. These WMS systems will prompt and indicate.
2. Control of equipment operation.
For intelligent storage, there are many intelligent devices, such as AGV trolley, intelligent forklift, RFID electronic tag, handling equipment, transportation equipment, etc., which are controlled by WCS. After the WMS system sends out the operation instruction, WCS will control these equipment for operation by WMS. In addition, in case of equipment failure or abnormality, the equipment can be directly presented to the maintenance personnel in the form of virtualization, so as to facilitate the timely recovery and maintenance of the equipment.
3. Work information can be traced.
WMS system will synchronize with WMS system in real time after collecting operation data through barcode, RFID and other media and various sensors, and form operation records for subsequent traceability.
4. Automatic judgment of material storage location.
According to the strategy management of WMS system, the storage position and off shelf position of materials are stored in WMS system set in advance, which can not only quickly and reasonably place materials of various types, sizes and specifications, but also improve the utilization rate of warehouse space.
Reasonably distinguish between equipment and manual processing.
WMS system will decompose all links into step-by-step logical relationships from receiving, inspection, warehousing to outbound delivery. The materials handled by the automation equipment must be handled according to strict procedures. For those requiring manual processing, the information system will also divide them into executable steps for personnel to execute according to the requirements.
6, improve the handling capacity of the warehouse.
The combination of WMS system and WCS can realize the rapid processing of warehousing, outbound, transfer and dispatch operations, improve the accuracy of warehouse operations and increase the business volume of warehouse operations under the condition of reducing employees and working hours and increasing the per capita work volume.
Using intelligent warehousing technology and strip and intelligent technical means, realize the barcode of warehouse operation, transparency of operation process, accuracy of inventory management, automation of data collection and warehouse information integration, so as to create a solid, reliable, comprehensive and feasible warehouse collaborative management platform for enterprises.