ATMS Global – Track & Trace
Control and visibility of stock and assets – any time, any place, anywhere
ATMS Global Track is a suite of modules that work hand in hand with our WMS or can be provided to work with your existing in house systems.
ATMS is designed to provide visibility and control across your supply chain and logistics operation, whether that is around the globe, around your country or around your yard. Visibility of stock, of orders, of consignments, of despatches and of assets.
ATMS Global Track can be a hosted cloud based solution or can run on your own IT hardware. Systems are designed to use Internet connectivity, including mobile communications.
- Paperless production control
- Real time production and despatch recording
- Material movement recording (including pallet, reel, coil)
- Run time, set up time and downtime recording
- Material usage and wastage reporting
- Work in progress identification and control
- Productivity and utilisation information
- Traceability and quality control
ATMS Global Track Modules include remote labelling and remote warehousing.
The system links customers in the UK and elsewhere, typically with suppliers and logistics providers in the Far East and Eastern Europe across the Internet. Suppliers have full visibility of production orders and call off requirements. As the supplier works on each order he uses the system to produce unique carton labels for each carton produced. This in turn provides production information in almost real time back to the UK customer. The system can also be used to confirm carton dimensions (cube) and weight; conformance checks such as pack size, quality measurements etc can also be carried out and verified. The system can provide full traceability information and control over shelf life; expiry dates and best before information can be recoded. Full use is made of the GS1 global standards for labelling and identification.
As each carton is loaded into a container for sea freight or into a unit load device for air freight it can be scanned. In this way an electronic pre-advice, packing list and manifest can be created, linking the load to the container or ULD number. Further downstream the shipment can then be tracked simply by reference to the container / ULD number. On arrival in the UK warehouse container stripping is speeded up significantly through the provision of accurate advanced shipment notification (ASN) information.
The system is proving to have benefits in terms of improved visibility of production and shipments, improved traceability, reduction in grey market / counterfeit issues, reduced labour, improved accuracy, reduced errors.