Conveyor Networks used the packing and carrier apps of their imio software suite. The software now supports manual and automated packing creating a much faster, more efficient process. Seamlessly interfacing with several host data sources it takes order information and for manual packing relays a series of operator prompts via a PC and monitor or a touchscreen once the product barcode has been scanned.
- Recipient confirmed
- Single or multi quantity order identified
- Check weight from weighscale
- Correct shipping label selected and printed
For automated packing it scans the barcode and then runs through the same steps.
Carrier integration is also managed by Imio. Operators are able to build a pallet for different carriers which contains all required product information including weight. The software interfaces with UPS and Tuffnells advising them that pallets are ready and what products are on them. A driver manifest is created following each carrier’s specific standards and Euro Car Parts is given a tracking ID at the same time. The despatch is confirmed to the host system once the carriers have collected the pallets.