Warehouse management system's

Warehouse management system's are Ideal for multi location or single location stock and inventory management. Warehouse management system can be used for automatic identification and data capture technology, such as barcode scanners, mobile computers, wireless LANs to to efficiently monitor the flow of products. Warehouse management aims to control movement & storage of materials within a warehouse enabling in better and more efficient decision making capability.

There are many warehouse management systems out there, but very few that offer truly advanced functionality that can help take a warehouse from basic to exceptional. Here are 14 advanced features to look for when assessing a WMS for your distribution business.

Features
Automation Integration :

If you run, or plan to run automation equipment in your warehouse, it’s crucial to find a WMS that can interact with your capital investments.

Cycle Counting and Cycle Count Planning :

The WMS should provide the flexibility to check specific inventory over specified time periods. Users need to be able to adjust inventory in real-time, so that you have a more accurate picture of what you have in stock.

Front Counter :

Customer-facing store staff should be able to send order requests directly to the warehouse or build an order right from a hand-held terminal. Customers should also be able to watch the status of their order onscreen while they wait.

Incident Tracking :

Does the WMS effectively manage and maintain lists of warehouse issues, ensuring incidents are correctly and quickly resolved. Incident tracking can help you better manage personnel and improve customer service.

Lot Control :

A WMS should determine where a product belongs physically, how long it should be stocked, and which items should be shipped to specific customers. Lot control will automatically prevent you from selling items that are expired

Manifesting :

Does the WMS streamline the entire shipping process to move more packages per day with greater accuracy, all at a lower cost? The WMS should be compliant with multiple carriers including UPS, FedEx and LTL Shipping.

Paperless Zone Picking :

With a good WMS, specific orders can be selected, batched and sent directly to an RF terminal user to pick for a given route or prompt for a priority order to service a will call customer.

Replenishment :

Does your potential WMS generate orders to keep picking bins properly stocked? Replenishment prevents delays in order fulfillment, keeping customers happy.

Route Shipping :

A WMS should accommodate trucks with regular routes, or trucks whose routes change daily adhering to easy and dynamic stop sequences, and making deliveries efficient.

Serial Number Tracking :

Does the WMS manage warranty and customer returns as well as track high-value items through the warehouse? Serial number capabilities truly separate the world-class warehouse management systems from the rest.

Slotting Optimization :

A good WMS should monitor physical item velocity within a warehouse and suggest optimal pick and put-away locations based on whether they're fast or slow moving.

Verification of Truck Loading:

Does the WMS use trailer bar code labels, and verify that the loading is accurate and complete?

Warehouse Metrics :

A good WMS should have a graphical representation of employee-to-employee performance, any transactions performed during a specific time period and branch-to-branch comparisons. This should all be based on user-established parameters and filters.

WMS Utilities :

With a WMS, your warehouse employess (and you!) can locate, move, and adjust inventory as needed.

A good warehouse management solution empowers managers to make better decisions about inventory stocking, movement, and employee efficiency because information is accurate and readily accessible.

 

Benefits to manufacturer

 

- Centralised database management

- Instant stock update, arrangement and adjustment

- Increased Stock and materials visibility

- Inventory Accuracy

- Order fulfillment capacity

- Reduction in labor expenses

 

Easy to Deploy

 

This system is easy to deploy at manufacturing end with existing infrastructure. Our technical team visits the premises while deployment and provides necessary training also. Our system is flexible and can work with online and off line computer. It is most cost effective solution with high security and other features. This system doesn't need any infrastructure setup / special readers for tracking and verification. Customised solutions available for domestic / export markets.

 

Case 1:

 

A completely new warehouse is implemented. Inventory Management (IM) and Warehouse Management (WM) are to be used for this new warehouse. IM is already used for other storage locations.

 

Procedure:

-You do not need to transfer existing stocks.

-Define a new MM storage location.

-Activate WM for this storage location.

-To do this, you need to create the Warehouse Management view for material masters, amongst others. You can use program RLMG0010 and a batch input session to create the Warehouse Management view in material masters that already exist in IM. You maintain new material masters manually, or you use the transfer program for the material master.

-If you want to transfer stocks from other warehouses, you should start with a stock transfer in Inventory Management.