Eaton Industries GmbH, a provider of electrical components and systems located in Bonn, has commissioned PSI Logistics GmbH with the implementation of the innovative optimisation module “Adaptive Order Release”. This component further enhances the PSIwms Warehouse Management System for their central European distribution centre located in Meckenheim. One important element is sequencing task dispatch using extended fuzzy logic by implementing the decision and optimisation software Qualicision® from PSI’s subsidiary F/L/S Fuzzy Logik Systeme GmbH. This combination provides a wholly innovative solution for automating and improving the efficiency of order management.
The “Adaptive Order Release” will monitor more than 30 warehouse parameters in real time during operations, and will dynamically initiate the following orders and tasks. While doing so, the impact on KPIs will be considered so it is ensured that the orders continue to be delivered on time, while minimising overutilisation or underutilisation of the automated warehouse or the employees. This is made possible by the use of Qualicision® technology, which already handles multi-criteria sequencing for production planning at leading automobile manufacturers, and is being applied to this project in connection with PSIwms for the first time with the goal of achieving significantly increased efficiency.
Eaton’s central European distribution centre in Meckenheim has been using PSIwms since 1998. It applies a high level of automation, and has been continuously developed and modernised. The integration of formerly decentralised warehouses from throughout Europe, the increased range of articles and reduced delivery times have led to making a consistent and efficient workload for the logistics centre and its employees increasingly complex.
Eaton Industries GmbH produces electrical components and systems for energy distribution and automation in industry, in infrastructure buildings as well as in residential buildings. It is a subsidiary of the Eaton Corporation, which employs approx. 102,000 people worldwide and sells its products in more than 175 countries.