LOGISTICS WAREHOUSE SYSTEMS AND GRAVITATIONAL WAREHOUSES

A key process of any warehouse for finished products is order picking. At the enterprises, the warehouse for finished products is usually considered as a place for storage. But its role is not so much in storing as in efficient allocation, also providing damping (smoothing) of inconsistencies at the interface between a speed of income of the production on the one hand, and delivery to the buyer on the other. 

High-quality implementation of these processes at the enterprise with a large assortment of products is only possible when using DUCO-TECHNIC automated storage systems and the observance of the generally accepted "seven rules of logistics":

  1. Product - the desired product.
  2. Quality - the required quality.
  3. Amount - in sufficient quantity.
  4. Time - must be delivered at the right time.
  5. Place - at the right place.
  6. Costs - minimal costs.
  7. Customer - the desired customer.


That is the right products of the required quality in the required quantity is delivered to a specific consumer at the right time in the right place with minimal cost.

Due to their technology, automated warehouse systems, which include gravitational systems manufactured by DUCO-TECHNIC, eliminate the stagnation of production arising from stacking of boxes in warehouses in the usual way. Loaders, as a rule, find it hard to reach the lower box in the stack, which eventually leads to delay of sales terms.

It is possible to minimize the influence of human factor on the organized work of the warehouse by the use of conveyor systems for delivery of products in boxes from a receiving point to a warehouse, a supply of clean boxes and withdrawal of waste containers to the washer. The generated order is also delivered to the place of shipment by a conveyor. The work is greatly simplified by using a robot for loading the gravity warehouse, which follows the commands of the control system, which maintains records of incoming products and provides a composition of an order to the operator panel in the area of forming. In this way, a well-organized system can reduce the number of staff in 5 times.
Schematic diagram

The area of distribution of products. The distribution of containers for the purpose.

The direction of product movement.


The architecture of the system

Functional diagram

Thus, the creation of an automated warehouse of finished products is aimed at:

  • ensuring stable collaboration, organization and interaction of various types of industrial units;
  • accumulation of finished products and the organization of its distribution in accordance with the actual receipt of orders from customers;
  • retention of quality of finished products during the time of storage, searching and delivery;
  • rational use of space;
  • reduction of needs in personnel, freeing it from the large amount of loading and unloading operations.