"I had worked with QC Software several times in the past and I knew their capabilities, and how their software worked. It’s platform-independent, customer-friendly, and cost-effective and works well with many different types of systems."

-- Jerry Lovell, TriFactor

QC Navigator™

OVERVIEW

The core of QC Enterprise™ is the QC Navigator™. The QC Navigator directs real-time data management and interface responsibilities of the material handling system. It also provides common user interface screens for monitoring, control and diagnostics.

Benefits of QC Navigator™

  • Provides a comprehensive view of floor-level operations through a single interface to all material handling devices
  • Eliminates the inefficiencies of the pick-and-pass picking method with zone skipping
  • Ensures that orders are processed in the right sequence with priority-based routing
  • Simplifies equipment controllers by centralizing decision logic in the WCS
  • Optimizes the picking operation
  • Accommodates both simple and complex routing

OPERATIONS MANAGER

As the focal point for managing the operational aspects of the material handling system, QC Navigator provides the critical link between the non-real time host and the real-time Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based material handling system. It coordinates the various real-time control devices to accomplish the daily workload.

At each decision point, QC Navigator determines the most efficient routing of the product and transmits directives to the Equipment Controllers to achieve the desired result. The decision making process is controlled by two separate utilities, the Sort Manager and the Route Director.

SORT MANAGER

The Sort Manager controls high-speed sorting devices such as cross-belt, sliding shoe, tilt-tray, and wheel style sorters. This tool is utilized in environments where single source scan points are required. Where more complex environments exist and multiple scanners are required, the sort manager provides priority-based route sequencing.

  • The Sort Manager is easily configurable based on individual business rules and allows for complex routing and zone skipping.

PRINT AND APPLY

Print and Apply is an automated labeling process used to streamline your warehouse operations. QC Enterprise leverages this technology in various ways, from labeling cartons at picking induction to applying labels as cartons are shipped.

Benefits of Print and Apply

  • Eliminates the expense of preprinted labels
  • Provides faster, more precise labeling
  • Reduces labor costs

WEIGHT VERIFICATION

QC Enterprise™ works in conjunction with in-line or tabletop shipping scales to verify carton weight for auditing and quality control. Weight verification takes into consideration the scales’ weight tolerances to adjust the actual carton weight to compensate for these variations. The user can configure the weight verification mode and tolerance uniquely for each scale in the system.

Benefits of Weight Verification

  • Improves customer service by ensuring order accuracy
  • Increases picking accuracy
  • Allows for improved efficiency when auditing cartons
  • Highly configurable to your business rules
  • Reduces labor by eliminating the need to audit every carton