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Warehouse Redesign at Hikvision

October, 2021


Recently HAND Europe, in joint force with our partner, InfinITy Business Consulting, participated in implementing an SAP driven warehouse management solution for HikVision’s warehouse located in the North of the Netherlands. With HikVision’s warehouse extension and increasing order amounts, the need for a more optimized and automated solution arose. The goal of the project was to implement the system solution before the extended warehouse goes into use. And in later phases adding more functionalities, including the introduction of Radio Frequency scanning.

During the project throughout different workshops, together with the domain experts, information on the current ways of working and main solution requirements were collected. In later phases also for the inbound warehousing process and for the inventory counting warehousing process. For each process the consultants presented a proof of concept to be accepted. In case certain concepts within the system did not fit the needs of HikVision, custom development took place in order to meet the given requirements to full extent.

The newly adopted solution is system guided, however allows for manual overwrites at all times. This helps mitigate a more seamless and easier transition from previously accustomed to ways of working and helps build trust with the system and the solution. In a later phase New Dynamic Cycle Counting was introduced. It enables HikVision to continue their current in and outbound operations while performing inventory counting. With the introduction of RF scanning, the counting can be performed on different quantity levels and allows the company to increase their inventory accuracy. 

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Hikvision established in 2001, is an IoT solution provider with video as its core competency. Now it is the world’s leading provider of innovative video security products and solutions.

Centred at its Hangzhou headquarters, the R&D teams operate globally, including R&D centres in UK, Canada and Asia-Pacific region, as well as eight cities in China.
Hikvision advances the core technologies of audio and video encoding, video image processing, and related data storage, as well as forward-looking technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing and big data. Over the past several years, Hikvision deepened its knowledge and experience in meeting customer needs in various vertical markets, including public security, transportation, retail, education, healthcare, financial institutions, intelligent buildings and others. Accordingly, the company provides professional and customized solutions to meet diverse market requirements. In addition to the video security industry, Hikvision extended its business to smart home tech, industrial automation, and automotive electronics industries — all based on video intelligence technology — to explore channels for sustaining long-term development.

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