Wednesday, September 21, 2016

KLG Technology Center

Kuecker Logistics Group is one of the only integrators in the country to have a Technology Center of their own, and is perhaps the only one with a site that is this extensive. The great investment we have made in our Technology Center allows us to demonstrate the latest generation of material handling equipment and the like, as well as test your solution prior to implementation. Visit KLG at our corporate office, and we can plan and concept in our conference rooms, and then walk right into the Technology Center to see firsthand the equipment we are referring to. You can also ship your product to us for testing on the actual equipment.

Think about the first sentence and that Kuecker Logistics is one of the few to offer its customers and its potential customers the use of a technology center to test and to prove new potential products and services to save a customer money. The center offers so many ways to demonstrate such as:

  • System Logistics carousels
    with inserter extractor
  • Intelligrated sliding shoe sorter
  • In-motion scale
  • ID Tech Print & Apply/Manifest station
  • Intelligrated 24V technology
  • Unarco & Konstant racking
  • Wildeck free standing mezzanine
  • Bilt shelving pick module
  • Accu-Sort & SICK scanners
  • WMS & WCS controls
  • RF & voice directed picking
  • Pick-to-Light/Put-to-Light

Bottom line is we stay ahead of the pack and are constantly adding more so you our valued customers or potential customers can make more profits and sales! 

More to come soon.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

7 Tips for Optimal Inventory Management in a Global Supply Chain

7 Tips for Optimal Inventory Management in a Global Supply Chain
The world feels smaller thanks to improvements in transportation and communication. This movement has inspired many companies to develop an international supply chain. If that is on your organization's horizon, then it's essential to ensure that your inventory management remains stable.

1. A Global Supply Chain Requires Holiday Awareness

With a supply chain that may span several countries, it pays to be aware that other places have different holidays. Plan ahead to keep your inventory management system working.

2. Cloud Migration

Few companies can globalize their supply chain without relying on cloud-based software. Even if you don't go global, the cloud can make your inventory management flow easily.

3. Check Forecasting

7 Tips for Optimal Inventory Management in a Global Supply Chain
Inventory forecasting is an important tool. When you globalize your supply chain, you may need to alter your forecasting methods to allow for the quirks of your international partners.

4. Research Locations

Don't jump in with both feet without thoroughly researching new locations. Send a seasoned consultant to make assessments and provide a full report to keep your inventory management predictable.

5. Work with Local Consultants like Kuecker

The consultant's work will be more valuable when he liaises with a local consultant who can provide unmatched insight. Ideally, this local consultant would have experience in your industry and intimate knowledge of tax codes, relevant laws and even the cultural customs of the country.

6. Revise Lead Time Estimates

Lead times are all-but guaranteed to increase when you globalize your supply chain. Don't forget to factor in considerations like errors, political unrest and natural disasters.

7. Choose Trustworthy Partners

Carefully consider all suppliers before entering an agreement. The more you trust overseas partners, the smoother your inventory management process will be.

An international supply chain can be a valuable asset. However, it's necessary to use these tips to ensure stable inventory management.

Contact us today to discuss your inventory control needs.

Industries we provide solutions for

Material Handling Equipment & Solutions for Numerous Industries

Our experts provide material handling equipment and specially-designed solutions for a variety of business sectors:
  • Apparel
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • Cross Docking
  • eCommerce & Catalog Fulfillment
  • Electronics
  • Food & Beverage
  • Grocery & Convenience Stores
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Meat & Poultry
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Retail Distribution
  • Returns
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL)
  • WIP / Kit Assembly

Your Source for Material Handling Equipment & Solutions

When you need material handling equipment and solutions that are specific to your company's needs, call Kuecker Logistics Group at (816) 666-8404.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

What about Palletizing!

Palletizing
At Kuecker Logistics Group, we can provide your company with the right palletizing system that meets the specific requirements of your project. Whether you are in need of one of the fastest and most durable models in the industry or a unique robotic application, we have the right system and our services don’t have to stop there. As an expert integrator of conveyor systems, AS/RS and multiple material handling solutions, many times the palletizer is simply one facet of the entire project scope that we provide. Our team analyzes your businesses needs and creates a palletizing solution that can make it run more smoothly. Call me today at 816.331.7070 or visit our website at: http://kuecker.com/palletizing.php

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Kuecker Proudly Offers KeyChain Warehouse Control System: Part II


KeyChain Warehouse Control System: Backed by Experience

Kuecker Logistics Group's (KLG) KeyChain warehouse control system (WCS) works because we've invested the time and energy into our Technology Center to give distribution centers (DCs) the best possible results. Simply put: we use the technology we develop for your DC, so we know it works. 

The Latest Technology

Our Technology Center uses the same latest generation equipment as your DC, so when we implement KeyChain for you, we’ve done the legwork to know the ins and outs of your system. Our Technology Center features:

  • Automated carousels.
  • Vertical lift sequencers (VLS) case buffering and sequencing.
  • UniSort sliding shoe sorter.
  • Pick-to-light and put-to-light systems.
  • Print-apply.
  • The latest in 24-volt conveyor technology.
  • And much more!
Call us for a demonstration today!


What is Put Wall

Put Walls for E-Commerce Order Fulfillment

How Put Walls Work

The warehouse management system works with the warehouse control system to wave orders by a number of factors. Common SKUs, shipping dates, and other business rules help get orders to their destination quickly. The operator in your e-commerce order fulfillment center can grab the inventory for the order without revisiting the storage location more than once.
Contact us today to have a representative contact you! 

(816) 666-8404

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Automated Guided Vehicles in warehouses

Automated Guided Vehicles
Imagine machines with the power of three-dimensional perception, visually mapping their environment and operating alongside people in our world. This revolutionary technology has the power to change the way people and machines work together every day.Automatic Guided Vehicle
Engineered with state-of-the-art Seegrid Vision, industrial trucks are transformed into the next generation of AGVs: vision guided vehicles (VGVs).
VGVs navigate without wires, lasers, magnets, or tape, and deliver unmatched flexibility. Designed for simplicity and reliability, this flexible automation solution is offered in a line of pallet trucks and tow tractors.
Generating economic advantages and operational efficiencies, VGVs optimize workflow processes, increase productivity and throughput, and reduce labor and operating costs. VGVs improve workplace safety, reduce equipment and product damage, and deliver a rapid return on investment.
Automated Guided Vehicles require no infrastructure modification, and navigate without the use of lasers, wires, magnets, or tape. With exceptional and unmatched flexibility, your team members have the power to train routes to support your workflow and business needs. VGVs are operational in automatic or manual mode for maximum flexibility.
For increasing throughput and material flow, VGV tow tractors coupled with trailers, carts, or dollies, provide a lean automation solution, while the cost-effective VGV pallet trucks transport palletized goods. Both innovative product lines will improve your material handling processes.
Call (816) 666-8404  today to learn more about this exciting new technology.