YCH improves operational and labour productivity with proprietary WMS-enabled satellite warehousing solution

Sep 30, 2013 12:00:00 AM

YCH improves operational and labour productivity with proprietary WMS-enabled satellite warehousing solution

30 September 2013 – Leading Singapore-based Supply Chain company YCH Group hosted a productivity showcase featuring a highly-efficient solution comprising YCH’s proprietary Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) integrated with a state-of-the-art satellite automated cart storage system. Set to increase efficiency and throughput by three times, this advanced integrated solution not only achieves higher operational efficiencies, it also improves safety for their workers and their working conditions. This is a productivity-driven strategy by YCH to boost the standards of logistics and supply chain management in Singapore and Asia Pacific.

The Guest-Of-Honour at this showcase event held at the Tampines LogisPark was Mr Lim Swee Say, Secretary-General of NTUC.

Technology and innovation have always been YCH’s core competencies. Committed to providing exceptional end-to-end supply chain solutions for some of the world’s largest companies, the YCH WMS-enabled satellite storage and warehousing system installed at the 116,000 square feet facility within the Tampines LogisPark promises to boost productivity, efficiency and worker safety standards through best-in-class automation coupled with a high-density storage solution. Worth over SGD 1 million, the technology investment inclusive of warehouse management system customisation, achieves more than 30% increase in space optimisation when compared to conventional pallet storage. It also reduces workplace hazards and incidents through reduced exposure to direct pallet handling and minimising operator stress. Reach truck and forklift operators now have more opportunities to cross-train in job processes and gain multiple skills.

YCH’s proprietary Warehouse Management Solution (WMS), equipped with several modules that are customised to customer’s requirements such as location assignment logic, picking logic and storage logic, merges seamlessly with the satellite warehousing system to ensure a highly efficient operation.

Dr Robert Yap, Chairman & CEO of YCH Group, giving NTUC Secretary-General Lim Swee Say the inaugural tour of YCH�s proprietary Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) integrated with a state-of-the-art satellite automated cart storage system.
Esteemed guests join our GOH, NTUC Secretary-General Lim Swee Say and NTUC delegates for an overview of the Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) integrated system and how it boosts productivity.

Mr Tay Ee Learn, Vice-President of Global Operations, YCH Group, said, “As an innovation-driven company focused on achieving continuous productivity and scalability for our customers, YCH deploys a variety of best-in-class automation in supply chain management across our dedicated logistics establishments. The automated facility installed in our warehouse within the Tampines LogisPark increases the productivity and efficiency of our operations significantly as compared to conventional warehousing methods."He adds, "Operations staff now have the opportunity to upskill and learn about new technologies and workflow processes, thereby increasing the value of their work and contribution to the company.

NTUC Secretary-General Lim Swee Say finding out how the new system has benefited operational staff.

These improvements, together with our upcoming Supply Chain City™, reinforce the position of YCH as a leader in innovation for the supply chain management industry and catalyst for the collaboration and development of new industry best practices."

YCH's vision to constantly develop and create a holistic environment for knowledge creation in the supply chain industry is in line with the company's roadmap to inspire the future of Supply Chain in Asia, leading up to the completion of Supply Chain City™ in 2015 a highly-innovative YCH initiative that dovetails Singapore's strategic thrust of being the supply chain hub for Asia and beyond.

Fact & Figures

The Radio Frequency controlled, satellite automated cart storage system installed in YCH’s facility within Tampines LogisPark stores and retrieves individual pallets at an impressive speed of 1-1.5 minutes per pallet, as compared to 4-5 minutes using conventional systems. This results in increased efficiency and throughput by three times. High density storage racks effectively maximise and utilise warehouse floor space effectively by more than 30%. S torage racks are also fitted with a range of safety features that meet stringent, world-recognised European Standards.

Also known in the industry as an orbiter system, the satellite warehousing technology together with customised WMS features, allows for both LIFO (Last In First Out) or FIFO (First In First Out) management of cargoes with storage logic based on customers’ requirements, thereby increasing the flexibility of goods retrieval in a highly compact space.

The margin for human error is significantly reduced with the satellite automated cart storage system as compared with conventional Drive In Storage Systems t hereby increasing safety for workers in their work environment. Such s torage processes operate in either Last -in-first-out (LIFO) or First -in-first-out (FIFO) modes , offering flexibility for operational needs.

About YCH

Founded in 1955, YCH Group is the leading integrated end-to-end supply chain management and logistics partner to some of the world's largest companies, including Dell, Motorola, Samsung, LG, Exxon Mobil, Unilever, LVMH and Royal FrieslandCampina. Focused on boosting productivity and sustainability for customers, YCH’s proprietary suite of award-winning end-to-end supply chain management solutions employ web technologies that are best-in-class across industry clusters from consumer and electronics to chemical and healthcare. The Singapore-based company currently operates throughout Asia-Pacific, including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Australia, China, India, Vietnam and Korea. A strong proponent of innovation, YCH is recognised for its 7PL™ approach in seamlessly integrating supply chain strategy with execution to attain success in the SCM industry. For further information, please visit.www.ych.com