Empty handling? CORAX allows you to register all logistics units for both inbound and outbound shipments. You are flexible to determine for which customers you want to record logistics units. In case there are changes via web or app in terms of handling units or quantities of a handling unit, separate change reasons can be added. CORAX offers a complete overview of the registered logistics units with an option to make a balance per carrier, supplier or customer.
What Is a Handling Unit?
A handling unit speaks to a physical unit expressed as the combination of packaging materials and whatever goods may be inside them. From an informational standpoint, the data and visibility that supporting handling units gives makes managing your operation that much more convenient and efficient.
if you consider a material item, it likely travels in a batch and has a serial number. With handling units in the mix, all this information is available for both your inbound and outbound logistic units. Some of the areas of information that are synonymous with handling units include an ID number, weight, volume, dimensions, packaging instructions, packaging materials, and quantities.
There is also typically a status identifier, which highlights the physical state of the unit in question. You can use this to know whether it is loaded, blocked, or even if there is an issue. Using the properties of handling units creates greater visibility and structure.
How Does CORAX Aid in Empty Handling Unit Management?
The CORAX system uses a registration process for all your inbound and outbound shipment-related logistic units. It does not have to be for the whole set, as you are offered the flexibility to decide which customers you want to record logistic units for. Naturally, there is a strategic reason behind your decision, and a well-designed platform must support you in that regard.
Additionally, whatever you may enter using the WMS is not set in stone. Changes can happen, and they can be entered via the web or application. These changes can occur for both preset and unregistered reasons, the latter of which you are free to add.
Apart from providing a facility that allows you to make entries and edits, you also get a comprehensive overview, which is perfect from an administrative standpoint. To this end, the system has an option that you can take advantage of to create a balance per customer, carrier, or supplier.
Why Should I Be Using Handling Units?
The short answer to this is that handling units make for a powerful tool when you need effective warehouse management. It helps you to manage your stock better, increase your efficiency, and even cut down on the number of errors that you may encounter.
Tracking efficiency is arguably the best reason to opt for handling unit use. The unit can be straightforwardly shifted around a warehouse with a low error margin. Much of that comes from the information stored. If a picker is to complete this manually, for example, multiple scans and much manual data entry would be necessary.
Full traceability is another great reason to take advantage of the empty handling unit feature. That is because the history of movement is also retained. Of course, the information properties that identify a handling unit are associated with all these actions, meaning that you can pinpoint any anomalies from an auditing standpoint.