Balingen/Hanover, 24. September 2009 – From 29 September until 1 October 2009 the greatest trade fair for the postal industries PostExpo is held in Hanover. The Technology producer Bizerba from Balingen, Germany, presents among other things the Parcel-Shipping-System (PSS) (hall 2, booth 4051).
Companies are always faced with the challenge of providing and shipping goods as quickly as possible. In order to assist shipping management in the corresponding tasks, Bizerba developed the Parcel Shipping System (PSS), which enables complete handling of the shipping of letters, parcels and deliveries of forwarding companies.
The system is scaleable, from single-position solutions through multiple-position solutions up to fully automated systems. At the smallest design level, the PSS software operates in combination with a PC under Windows as well as a laser printer and connected calibratable scales. The system can easily be integrated in the customer’s computer system. “The customer’s computer system transfers the shipping data of an order to the PSS, including the recipient’s address or the recipient’s preferred carrier. Through the software’s graphical surface, the operator may then make different settings. For example, it is possible to select the carrier and possibly also the type of service, or change it to the recipient’s request,” explains Dieter Conzelmann, Director Industry Solution for Bizerba.
The PSS is a shipping solution approved by all carriers. From DPD, GLS, DHL and UPS, TNT to Deutsche Post: The system takes all requirements of the carriers into consideration and can be calibrated as a whole in connection with scales. “The system prepares and prints the respective parcel label and returns the parcel number to the computer system. This feedback is important for the sales department, in order to enable to track the parcel with tracking and tracing. In addition, the PSS is a cost-effective instrument to comply with the ISO 9000 standards in the shipping area. This includes registration and documentation of all shipments, as well as the creation of a clear passage of risk to the carrier with the created handover lists, which are signed by the carrier’s collectors, such as DHL, therefore acknowledging receipt of the shipments,” says Conzelmann.
When used in a fully automated system, the shipment management is initiated through automatic identification of the parcel, the parcel is weighed with automatic continuous scales, and the parcel label is automatically attached to the parcel with a stamp applicator. The required components can be easily integrated in the customer’s existing conveying equipment.
Bizerba is a worldwide operating technology company offering professional system solutions for weighing, labelling, information and food field engineering in the sectors of retail, the food and manufacturing industries and logistics. Sector-specific hard and software, high-performing network compatible management systems as well as a wide range of labels and consumables as well as business services ensure the transparent control of integrated business processes and a high level of availability of Bizerba-specific service features.
Worldwide, Bizerba has a presence in over 120 countries with investments in 41companies in 23 countries and subsidiaries in 56 countries. Company turnover in 2008 stood at around 433 million euro. The company’s headquarters – with around 3100 employees – is in Balingen; further manufacturing plants are located in Meßkirch, Bochum, Vienna (Austria), Pfäffikon (Switzerland), Mailand (Italy), Shanghai (China), Forest Hill (USA) and San Louis Potosi (Mexico).