KDL delivers solutions for automated aswell as manual distribution centers and storage facilities.
With a broad spectrum of offered services, that include consultation, software based solutions, the implementation of logistics systems and further maintenance of these; we are commited to our client’s general satisfaction 24 hours a day.
We concentrate on providing efficient logistic solutions, reducing costs, and the constant improvement of operating procedures.
In other words: We enable our clients to generate higher revenues and prevail over the competition.
Catering individually to each of our client’s respective needs, KDL creates customly tailored software solutions for all types of logistic processes within the warehouse. However, before the specifically personalized concept is unveiled, our company carries out a careful process and data analysis to ensure the best possible outcome.
We provide cross-business solutions for automated and manually operated warehouses and distribution centers. With our extensive portfolio we are committed to our customers 24 hours a day.
We focus on efficient logistics solutions, cost reduction and the continuous improvement of processes. In short: We enable our customers to gain higher profits and to stand up to their competitors.
Depending on the specific task and customer request we take over the complete responsibility or act as sub-project supplier. In any case professional project management is the basis for success – all over Europe and the world.
KDL Logistic Consulting – Performance. Competence. Experience. Passion.
For our customers excellent consulting depends upon a deeper understanding of their personal challenges and noticeable progress in meeting these specific challenges.
Our advisors and software engineers look ever so closely. They don’t just simply go into detail; they also see the bigger picture regarding the respective situation
We believe: Only who has mastered both of these tasks, will be able to reach even the most challenging of goals.
Quality consulting and development as we envision it, calls for extensive understanding of process know-how, and at the same time the ability to know exactly how the necessary requirements can actually be implemented into the particular system.
Our service profile is as individual as the challenges brought to us.
We see ourselves as entrepreneurial companions to our clients. Our goal is to always develop the best possible solutions and to generate real competitive advantages.
Focal points of our performance profile:
Do not hesitate to contact us! We’ll gladly come to you for a preliminary first discussion. After all, we also believe, that only if one knows each other and the chemistry between both parties is of a positive nature, can we achieve outstanding results together.
The KDL forklift control system is a logistics system that controls the use of industrial trucks, especially forklift trucks. The system places the orders and routes specified for these orders in an optimal way thus preventing unproductive empty runs and search runs. The right use of a forklift control system optimizes the capacity utilization of the forklift trucks and increases their effectivity. A forklift truck control system includes a central control unit as well as mobile terminals for the trucks that are usually connected via radio. It can be part of a warehouse operating system or an independent system connected to the latter.
Forklift control system by KDL: Integrated flexibility
The system is suitable for both smaller companies with only a few trucks / employees and medium-sized and big warehouses with several halls and more than 100 forklift trucks. Thanks to its extensive configuration options and the many benefits of an online system the KDL forklift truck system is extremely flexible and can be adapted optimally to the respective situation at the customer. If required, the system adapts to already existing processes and completes them optimally. Moreover it can be easily extended by other technologies such as pick by light, consolidate by light or pick by voice. The customer is almost entirely free to define and choose the hardware because for KDL it is not only the software that counts but also the hardware to enable our customers to work with the best possible solution.
Benefits of the KLD forklift truck control system
By providing a warehouse management system we see it as our duty to support you in inventory in the best possible way. Therefore, the KDL WOS supports all standard types of inventory.
The inventory can be carried out in different ways:
Apart from these basic or technical aspects the KDL WOS system provides an extremely high level of configuration capabilities and selection criteria with respect to the inventory execution.
It goes without saying that KDL offers interfaces to other systems. And this is how interfaces should work – smoothly. Without you noticing it. Whether it is communication with one or several ERP or host systems or with subordinate control systems of e.g. automated high-bay warehouses, automated warehouses for small parts, conveyor technologies or other components. It simply has to run smoothly!
Interface technologiesWhile KDL offers standard interfaces for the most different pieces of information it is particularly important for us that the system can be adapted to any interface situation to offer our customers exactly the solution he needs. This includes both, the contents as well as the interfacing technology. Only in this way can a smooth and effective process be ensured.
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
Different people experience situations in different ways. While some like handling figures and lists others do not like it at all. A new format is called for. Especially in the field of warehouse operating systems list views can most certainly be expected. For the staff this means again and again: Analyzing and interpreting what is provided by the system. In many cases this is a useful proceeding and should not be missing in any system.
Here, however, KDL goes one step further.
Much of the information in the system is displayed visually as well. This is done with simple graphics but also in complete visualizations of the warehouse. The key factor is: all graphics are interactive. This means that in each graphic it is possible to call up details and/or lists directly from the graphic or event to illustrate complete situations within the warehouse (e.g. the existing picking orders) in the warehouse layout. Thus KDL WOS provides the right tool for controlling the processes in the warehouse for any type of staff member.
The KDL material flow computer is used as subordinate system to already existing ERP, PPS or other warehouse operating systems. There it takes over the control and handling of the transports and processes. In this respect it is important that the KDL material flow computer always takes the overall situation in the warehouse – as far as known in the MFC – as a basis for the control and thus is able to make optimal decisions.
Partly, ERP or PPS systems offer solutions in that direction. However, often these systems only offer a limited scope since in this field it is not the core competence of the supplier. In contrast, warehouse operating systems or material flow control systems have a clearly higher scope, but often it is the optimal overall integration that is lacking.
What KDL offers
KDL provides you with the flexibility you require. Together with you we take a look into the specific situation and define an optimal solution. In doing so we adapt the scope of the KDL WOS MFC flexibly to your demands, the demands of your host system(s) and the respective subordinated solutions required.
Capacities, routes, costs, time – to identify the best carrier is difficult. Too many factors have to be taken into account. The KDL carrier module makes it easy for you. And when you integrate the module into our Warehouse Operating System it can do even more.
The carrier module offers extensive options to assign orders, delivery notes and shipments consistently to the best suitable carriers. The assignment can be made manually by a staff member in the control center or via the host system already when entering the order / delivery note. In particular, there is the option to assign the carrier, carrier code and relation automatically. The carrier is determined based on comprehensive configuration tables that take into account the country, the post code, weight, number of packages and other criteria. Thus it is always ensured that the optimal carrier is used.Your most important benefits
Then KDL WOS with its passive and active instructions offers the perfect solution for you. While the passive instructions have a more informative character for the staff, the active instructions allow the material flow to be adapted dynamically and real activities to be executed by the system in a safe manner.Benefits of passive instructions
Let there be light: Paperless pick by light
The basic idea of Pick by Light is to display the message to the warehouse staff directly at the shelf. In pick-by-light systems a light module with a numerical or alphanumerical display, at least one acknowledgement button as well as entry and correction buttons is located at each shelf compartment. If the picking container has reached the picking position the signal light at the respective storage compartments lights up and the picking quantity is indicated. The warehouse staff can clearly identify the compartment and the quantity to be picked. After withdrawal of the goods the staff presses the acknowledgement button – the light goes out. When pressing the acknowledgement button the change in inventory is reported to the warehouse operating system in real time. The information is recorded due to the direct connection, e.g. in our warehouse operating system KDL WOS.
Pick by light by KDL: Any requirement, any size, any warehouse!
Our pick by light systems are easy to operate, easy to integrate in all warehouse systems and inexpensive. The KDL pick by light systems can be used in a variety of applications independent of the business sector. The systems can be applied for picking of different articles ranging from small part picking to package picking up to picking of large volume articles.
Then KDL Monitoring is what you are looking for!
Together with you our IT experts will develop the optimum concept. No matter whether you just want to be informed by email in case of a problem, or if you want KDL to call you or even initiate corrective measures. You define the scope and the period KDL is to take action. This can be different tasks from simple monitoring up to the full service package including hardware and network support. – anything is possible. In cooperation with your team our professionals will define the sensitive issues and aspects critical to the success of your company and will prepare a monitoring concept and plan measures adapted to your needs.
Examples for the effective utilization of KDL monitoring
IT Consulting and IT Services for an efficient warehouse logistics and intra logistics are the main pillars of KDL Logisticsolutions. For more than 25 years we have been providing IT consultancy when it comes to warehousing and warehouse logistics tailored to our customer’s needs. Hence, we are very familiar with the requirements of logistical IT networks and IT infrastructures.
We create IT system solutions for increased output capacities, optimize all processes between order entry and dispatch of goods and provide effective IT protection. Completely independent of manufacturers or suppliers. Our focus are pragmatic solutions for the customer. Faster processes and less errors, higher performance and efficiency, and the maximum possible security for IT systems and data.Consulting and system solutions for warehouse logistics of small and medium-sized companies