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Warehouse WiFi

Streamline operational performance with professional Warehouse WiFi & Barcode / Data Capture solutions.


The warehouse and distribution environment can be a hostile one. Characterised by a requirement for fluidity, warehouses are constantly moving; busy staff and their mobile computing devices, forklift trucks and lifters, vast ranges of stock density as well as changing rack configurations and layouts, can all cause problems for WiFi.

Ensign’s fully integrated warehouse WiFi solutions are carefully planned and designed to provide optimum network performance whilst significantly reducing costs and labour. Our highly skilled team offer an end-to-end warehouse WiFi service from RF surveying, network design and installations, through to commissioning and bespoke support.

Not only this, our barcode and data capture engineers are able to provide rugged hardware solutions to suit your specific warehousing requirements. Our partnerships with the leading manufacturers ensure that our clients are kept at the forefront of supply chain innovation.

ABS Holdings Warehouse WiFi Case Study


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Better Warehouse Wireless 

Implementing a flexible, future-proof and highly-secure Wireless LAN Solution has tangible benefits for both warehousing and distribution operations. Deploying mobile computing technologies, Auto ID and RFID within the warehouse environment improves performance, provides greater accuracy and reduces costs across the entire supply chain.

Our aim is to vastly improve our clients' warehouse and supply chain network integration by facilitating time-bound and accurate business-critical information regarding the status and location of goods and assets.

Migration from paper-based warehouse operations can result in many benefits for busy, time-constrained warehouse and distribution businesses.

Focusing on better mobility ­and the uninhibited movement of staff around the warehouse ­can dramatically improve overall accuracy and productivity.

Robust warehouse WiFi solutions will facilitate the movement and effectiveness of handheld devices which are used for accurate order picking and inventory management.

'Real-time' information regarding stock levels can be utilised to perform ‘just-in-time’ ordering, allowing warehouse-based business to replenish stock based on the demand.

Bacardi Europe Cisco Warehouse WiFi Solutions by Ensign Communications

“Working with Ensign, we knew we could relax. They have a proven track record for implementing wireless in the warehousing sector and were definitely the best guys for the job.” 

 

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Features of Ensign Warehouse WiFi include:

Warehouse and Supply Chain Wireless

Warehouse & Supply Chain WiFi

Although the benefits of unified warehouse WiFi solutions can be huge, there are a great many pitfalls and considerations to overcome before the vision can become a reality. Warehouses are, more-often-than not, characterised by large open spaces coupled with extensive metal racking, fast moving vehicles and highly mobile WiFi enabled devices.

We have a vast understanding of tough RF environments, and recognise the importance of pervasive WiFi coverage within today's modern warehouse and supply chain operations. High metal racking, limited workflow space, and the ever-changing warehouse landscape are all key considerations in our design process. 

Wired, Wireless & Wireless Mesh Networks

Both warehouses and distribution centres can often be volatile and rugged working environments, making wired and wireless network provision a challenge. Ensign can offer a variety of network infrastructures to ensure the best system is deployed for the needs and requirements of your business. 

Although the benefits of unified warehouse WiFi solutions can be huge, there are a great many pitfalls and considerations to overcome before the vision can become a reality. Warehouses are, more-often-than-not, characterised by large open spaces coupled with extensive metal racking, fast moving vehicles and highly mobile WiFi enabled devices.

We have a vast understanding of tough RF environments, and recognise the importance of pervasive WiFi coverage within today's modern warehouse and supply chain operations. High metal racking, limited workflow space, and the ever-changing warehouse landscape are all key considerations in our design process.

Asset Tracking & Inventory Management

Ensign data warehousing solutions help our customers to make accurate and informed decisions based on their changing needs. Implementing an automated warehouse system eliminates inaccuracies associated with more traditional, paper-based systems.

Bring order and control to your warehouse with RF-based management solutions. Goods are shipped in and out with greater efficiency, reducing costs and improving processes and ultimately, customer service.

Better management of labour through our bespoke data warehousing solutions can help to minimise costly errors, whilst eliminating operational inefficiencies and systemic network fragilities enabling long-term improvements to be prioritised over short-term problem solving. 

Maintaining a detailed view of current stock holding allows warehouse and distribution businesses to enhance productivity and order fulfilment, positively effecting loss prevention and issues with out-of-stock items. More accurate inventory control enables warehouse-based businesses to reduce capital expenditure by eliminating the need for unnecessarily extensive stock holding.

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Tackling underperforming Warehouse WiFi

Lack of robust and pervasive WiFi coverage to all areas of the warehousing operation can result in the unexpected loss of service, forcing the premature ending of device sessions. The subsequent time spent by the IT staff and operators in addressing this kind of network fault can be of great value to the business and represent significant losses in the longer-term. Talk to Ensign about a healthcheck site survey

In an industry that is characterised by its dependency on time-specific operations, this kind of network fragility can lead to costly delays and subsequent backlogs at great expense to the business.

Warehouse Mobility 

Modern WiFi enabled handheld barcode and scanning devices can present a challenge within expansive warehouse environments. Constantly changing location and orientation, mobile devices require robust and reliable WiFi connections in order to operate efficiently and effectively.

Ensign warehouse and supply chain solutions solve this issue by ensuring that vertical coverage is achieved between racking and shelving to facilitate strong connections to end-users. Low gain, ‘downtilt’ omnidirectional antennas are also used to create predicable wireless cell sizes through which RF interference can be minimised.

Warehouse WLAN Designed for Change

Unlike office or school WiFi deployments, warehouses and distribution environments are not fixed. The nature of warehousing requires a fluid approach to the way that inventory is stored. We design warehouse networks with this in mind, ensuring that WiFi propagation is adaptive to the constantly changing environment.

Rugged Components for Hostile Environments 

Warehouses are often among the most extreme working environments. Temperature fluctuations, dust, dirt and dampness can all create difficulty when working with mission critical electrical equipment.

Ensign protect your Warehouse Wireless Hardware

We work with the industry's leading mobile computing manufacturers to provide customers with the very latest Rugged Mobile Data Capture hardware and Barcode Scanner options. We also provide a range of Protective Enclosure options (IP65 & Atex) (pictured above) to protect wireless access points and network components from harsh weather and temperature conditions.


Warehouse WiFi Case Study: Jaguar Land Rover


Support Your Warehouse Wireless 24 x 7:

Support your Warehouse Wireless 24/7 with Ensign Communications

With an ever-growing dependence on technology, the consequences of any device faults, network failures or downtime can be critical and costly for many warehouse-based businesses.

Ensign offer a range of bespoke network support options, including remote network monitoring, 24-hour onsite support, device swap-out and 24-hour telephone support.

Ensign Warehouse Network Support includes:

  • benefit from a 'manned' help desk (24 x 7)
  • fully managed networks (on-site & remote)
  • network consultancy (health-check, survey, infrastructure design)   

We have the skills, expertise and technology to offer you a fully managed service.

Managing your network remotely, Ensign Communications are able to perform firmware updates, monitor the health of your Wireless Network and warn you of potential issues before they occur.

We can even alert you to potential intruder and rogue wireless appliances attempting to connect to your system.

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Investing heavily in new distribution, logistics and staffing initiatives, Sainsbury's approached Ensign to provide wireless LAN infrastructures to hundreds of Sainsbury’s stores across the British Isles.

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