Before you start with CORAX, you must configure your own warehouse in CORAX, so that you can set up the system with your warehouse structure. In the menu item WMS Location Management you are free to do so.
In CORAX you can set different racking types, such as:
– Front racking: The most traditional way of rack storage. You can reach any stock directly, making it ideal to collect goods piece by piece (also known as detail picking).
– Drive-in racking: This system follows last-in / first-out rotation. It is designed to increase the utilization of floor space in a warehouse. Forklifts can efficiently store large quantities of similar products in one place due to limited space. These products often have a high turnover.
– Stacked racking: A stacked rack is used when the requirements of a warehouse change regularly or when the formation of the stock changes frequently. With stacked racking you can easily adjust according to the needs. If the stock is dimensionally stable, you can also stack without stretching, but for CORAX we also treat those locations as a stacking location.
– Channel racking: You can compare a channel with 2 drive-in racks that are attached back to back. This is often used in highly automated warehouses and usually clamped between 2 cranes. Both cranes can control the entire channel, so if one crane is defective, the other can serve as a backup.
You can easily configure all parameters of your warehouse; every physical area, corridor, rack, location and position can be designed 1-on-1 in CORAX. Via wms location management you have real-time insight into the location utilization down to detail level.
For example, if you want to block a location so there’s no picking, that’s no problem. You can also indicate which locations are suitable for bulk and detail picking. Are you going to expand your warehouse or will you change the racking slightly different? No problem, you can easily adjust it in Location Management.