MatfloCMS - delivers complete control and visibility of the home delivery process, specifically designed for high volume operations
MatfloFCMS - management of retail outlet or distribution centre ‘dark store’ that caters for online shopping
MatfloHub - management of vehicle movements within your operational hub, addressing areas such as, automated gatehouse, quayside management, slot booking and yard management
MatfloWMS - control the movement and storage of materials within a warehouse or distribution centre
MatfloTMS - scheduling and subsequent management of truck movements beyond the confines of the warehouse or distribution centre
MatfloIn-Store - optimises the utilisation of existing store inventory and labour resource to maximise omni-channel sales and improve the customer experience
MatfloTrack - a fully configurable asset tracking tool, to offer accuracy and visibility of progress to all stakeholders
MatfloWCS - coordinates the activities of the various material handling sub-systems within the warehouse or distribution centre
MatfloHealth - a set of integrated supply chain solutions for the regulated Life Sciences and Healthcare industries
MatfloC+C - management of the pick-up of an on-line order at a designated end destination
MatfloLife - provides the link between your standard maintenance tools and each physical constituent component
Matflo360° - global inventory view of your entire supply chain, accessible via secure web portals
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MatfloWMS offers full gatehouse-to-gatehouse functionality, allowing you to select the complete solution, or only the components that your operation need. It integrates planning, operations, people and equipment to provide unprecedented levels of flexibility, labour efficiency and fulfilment accuracy in the warehouse.
Productised for rapid deployment
Multiple language enabled
Picking technology ready- pick to light, pick to voice etc
Peripheral vendor independant
Fully validated for pharma environment deployment
Customers who are committed to a third-party WMS (warehouse management system) can still leverage DAI's 25+ years' experience of integrating with complex automation equipment.
Our WCS (warehouse control system) systems can be broadly categorised into two groups:
Fulfilment WCS (f-WCS) - the WMS retains inventory level awareness and typically handles receiving and loading / shipping, but the complexities of orchestrating automation to efficiently fulfil orders are offloaded to the MatfloWCS.
Location WCS (l-WCS) - the MatfloWCS manages storage and transport, storing and retrieving SKUs from and to hand-over points as requested by the WMS.
Within the arena of MHE (material handling equipment) integration we are experienced in the complete array of integration. From the simplest automation conveyor driven solution through to a complex fully automated DC (distribution centre) integrating many high bay cranes, with shuttle systems, sortation solutions and an array of picking technologies (Put Stations, Pick to Voice, Pick to Light etc).
Through our component driven build methodology, we can deliver a solution that best fits into your IT architecture.
MatfloFCMS (Fulfilment Centre Management System) has strong similarities to a classical warehouse management system but has additional features to handle the specific requirements of a dedicated grocery on line fulfilment centre, also sometimes termed ‘dark store’.
The MatfloFCMS solution occupies a niche incorporating functionality derived not only from the warehouse management system, but also from the broader supply chain landscape, all seamless integrated into a single offering. Functionality includes but is not limited to:
Full support for automation; conveyor supported zonal picking, Goods to Person pick stations, and high throughput storage and retrieval systems for example shuttles and mini-loads etc
Standard communication with connected retail systems: global inventory, store replenishment, web order capture and management, in-vehicle delivery systems, payment systems
Maximised transport van utilisation through volumetric planning
Highly dynamic fulfilment to handle up-to-the-minute order planning onto van routes
Customer delivery documentation
Fulfilling online orders from store can provide many benefits to the retailer. Stores can be used to offer same day delivery or click & collect, whereas an additional day’s lead time would usually apply if fulfilled from a central fulfilment centre. It can also act as an overflow during peak promotional events where capacity is breached within the fulfilment centre. In-store fulfilment can enable creative online selling strategies to drive store sales and greater inventory utilisation.
MatfloIn-Store enables you to leverage your existing store inventory and labour resources to maximise omni-channel sales and improve the customer experience. Designed for ease of use by today’s retail workforce, MatfloIn-Store allows sales associates to fulfil orders from your store inventory and is architected to ensure you meet your customer promise. The solution also provides confirmation when orders have been picked and packed, so inventory levels can be updated and shipment notifications sent internally and externally to the customer.
Enables in-store order fulfilment, utilising all stock available, thus reducing central inventory requirements
Increased online product offering to full range, not just what is held with the fulfilment centre
Enables buy online and pick up in-store, sameday
Enables store-to-store transfers for customer pick-up
Provides integration to parcel carriers via MatfloCMS, to enable ship-to customer proposition
Monitor in-store fulfilment activity from a centralised fulfilment dashboard
Enables back of store controlled inventory location management
Reduces time & cost to fulfil
Click&Collect is becoming more and more important within the omni-channel landscape. It is arguably the most important and significant change in retail behaviour in recent times. By introducing Click&Collect to your online proposition, you are handing your customers control of their purchases and thus offering the best customer service.
MatfloC+C can be used to track and handle your online orders once they have left the e-fulfilment operation, sorting parcels into orders, customer notifications, recording the critical customer handover and handling any returns (to the store or e-fulfilment operation) of any uncollected and/or unwanted orders.
Improves customer experience and convenience significantly in multiple ways
Provides a controlled and efficient process to manage the customer experience, thus reducing pressure on staff
No specific new staff required - just train your existing retail staff
Offering a service attractive to customers improves conversion rates
Increases footfall in store, creating additional up-sale opportunities
Typically no delivery costs, if utilising own transport fleet that has capacity (or usually cheaper carrier tariffs for B2B consolidated volumes)
The MatfloCMS (Carrier Management System) is the most flexible, configurable and performance-oriented CMS on the market. It integrates the eCommerce website, Warehouse Management System and parcel carriers’ systems to give you complete control and visibility of the home delivery process, from the point of customer checkout all the way to delivery.
Uniquely within the market place of carrier management solutions, MatfloCMS has been specifically engineered to meet the rigours of high volume enterprises, giving you assurance that as your business grows, MatfloCMS will continue to perform optimally.
Seamless integration with the many UK and international carriers
Program of continual on-boarding of new carrier services
Complete flexibility and visibility through a fully configurable solution - able to grow with you
Proven business critical support infrastructure to address issues all year round up to 24x7
In the current economy, successful management of transport can have an enormous impact on the profitability and success of your organisation.
Transport Solutions impact both the movements within the confines of the Distribution Centre, and beyond the Distribution Centre. The latter is addressed by MatfloTMS, while the former by MatfloHub.
MatfloTMS is a highly flexible, configurable and performance oriented product. It integrates into any Warehouse Management System including MatfloWMS, and any third party dynamic scheduling tool, to give you complete control and visibility of your transport requirements, fleet management and workforce requirements.
Auto planning of trips based on current route options, accounting for weight and capacity limits and other day specific restrictions
Full resource scheduling- both drivers and vehicles
Virtual fleet planning to allow manipulation of trips against a virtual fleet prior to actual resource allocation
Real time interfaces to other systems
Driver run sheet generation and other required documentation
Life Sciences and Healthcare companies operate in a complex world, needing to meet both international and local regulatory requirements. Linked with these demands for regulatory compliance is an absolute need for very high reliability and accuracy, to ensure that all patients receive high quality products when and where they need them. The basic business demands to remain efficient and minimise costs where possible, of course are also critical. Effective use of the right technology, such as MatfloHealth, helps achieve these aims, in the delivery of a truly world class supply chain.
MatfloHealth, is an enhanced version of core Matflo. It boasts a series of components specifically developed and configured to cover the requirements of regulated industries that need to conform to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and/or GDP (Good Distribution Practice).
Functionality addressed by MatfloHealth include:
Stock allocation and stock rotation
Support for the integrity of the Cold Chain
Secure handling of controlled drugs
Product recall features
Validation ready documentation set
Matflo360˚ offers total visibility through the provision of components to give you a control tower view of your entire supply chain. This global inventory view also allows optimised decision making concerning order fulfilment determination through delivery to end customer or replenishment to stores, driven by accurate real-time stock levels.
Interfacing into other Matflo components is seamless. When interfacing into third party solutions or other multimodal transportation hubs, standard integration layers exist (MatfloIntegrator), to simplify and hence speed up the integration process.
In addition Matflo360° provides configurable information dash boards and reporting that can then be made available to different users, offering individual user-specific views of the information, dependent for example on Operational Function, or Seniority. Information access is also configurable, including via e-mail, SMS or secure internet portal.
The MatfloHub is an integrated set of configurable product components that address the management and control of an operational hub.
Automated Gatehouse Automated gatehouse significantly speeds up driver entry and exit to yard or quayside, thus increasing site throughout and daily receipt and despatch capacities.
Slot Booking A collaborative web portal enabling hauliers to book inbound and outbound deliveries to and from fulfilment centres, fully supportive of multi-haulier operating scenarios.
Quayside Optimised control of a quayside, including integration with weigh bridges and load cells, and also supporting the automated manifest creation process.
Yard Management Manages yard and loading bay locations to provide complete tracking and traceability for movements into and out of the yard, for operations ranging from single vendor to multi-party distribution operations.
MatfloTrack is a fully configurable asset tracking tool, initially designed and engineered to meet the requirements of the Oil & Gas industry. Now proven in that environment, it has been expanded out to meet requirements of the broader construction industry.
It introduces tagging, identification and accuracy that are standard in other industries to the requirements within larger scale construction projects. Through improved data accuracy, and visibility it helps improve efficiency, and hence most importantly reduce costs.
Accuracy of material call-off and scheduling
Reduction in manual entry errors
Visibility to stakeholders of status and location
Optimised use of logistics resource
Optimised stock levels
Certainty of location and status
Full inventory management and accounting
Complete audit history of all material handling and movement
MatfloLife is the natural successor for any user of MatfloTrack. MatfloTrack has successfully delivered complete visibility in the tracking of constituent parts to the complete construction of your particular asset. Now that asset is in use, MatfloLife will utilise and extend that status tracking throughout the operational lifetime of that asset.
MatfloLife provides the link between your standard maintenance tool (eg SAP PM or Maximo) and each physical constituent component of your overall asset.
Typically your maintenance application will identify the asset, as detailed from a technical drawing, while MatfloLife will translate this into the specific ‘real’ item, identifiable through the previously applied scannable bar code or RFID tag. A full history for each specific individual component is retained and extended, from original data within the construction and completion phases, through to the exact date and time of the last audit/check of the item.
We are specialists in our sectors, with an in-depth knowledge of particular technologies, ensuring that you, our customers get the best solutions for your requirements. We always look to deliver solutions based on standard products, be that driven by Matflo, or other market leading third party offerings.