Understanding Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Functionality-Part 2

Understanding Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Functionality-Part 2

Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) are designed to improve inventory visibility, maximize efficiency, and accuracy along with boosting customer service levels.

LABOR STANDARDS

Allows a site to define their expected standards, and subsequently to use those standards for labor estimates and metrics relative to expected.

LICENSE PLATES

This module provides a tool to assign License Plates to groups of products. License Plates can contain similar or different items.  It is often convenient to track serial numbers by License Plates. Pre-pack assortments in License Plates can be allocated and picked even though the order is for the individual items.

LOTS/SERIAL/EXPIRY

This module allows attributes to be assigned to a product. An attribute is characteristic of a product that differentiates it from other products of the same type, such as lot number, serial number, expiry date, color, size… The attribute number appears in a field after the main product number, separated by a character delimiter such as a slash. This module tracks attributes through the warehouse and provides advanced allocation and inventory controls for attributes.

MANAGEMENT REPORTING

Includes a series of focused reports designed to assist the warehouse manager in their operations including out of the box reports, SQL customer reports, standard HTML based reports that support drill-down and actions.

MULTI-CARRIER SHIPPING TOOLKIT

This module provides a standard set of interface points that can be used to integrate popular multi-carrier shipping systems like ClipperShip and Imagine.

MULTI-COMPANY/3PL

This functionality supports distribution centers that service multiple companies or are third-party logistic (3PL) providers, and multi-company warehouses. 3PLs are specialized ‘outsource’ warehouse operators.

MULTI-LOCATION/SITE TRANSFER

The Multi-Location/ Site Transfer module allows a single Accellos installation to manage multiple locations, controls visibility between locations, and provides tools for efficiently.

MULTI-ZONE

A zone is an area within a physical location where inventory is stored or different activities are performed. A zone serves to organize stock and warehouse staff workloads. The Multi Zone module allows you define up to 26 zones. This module enables zone picking, pick and pass picking, multi-zone simultaneous and sequential picking, and replenishment by zone.

ORDER MANAGEMENT

This module allows you to plan your warehouse activities, allocate stock to specific customers according to your corporate policies, and manage your fill rate and backorders.

PACKAGING

The packaging functionality supports a warehouse with substantial repackaging operations. It helps prioritize and manage the repackaging lines.

PUTAWAY/SLOTTING

This module enables directed putaway, which allows a putaway driver to search for an appropriate bin to which to move a product during Receiving, Fill Bins, and Direct Move functions. Suggestions provided to the user are based on empty bins, or current bin locations. The module also provides slotting reports to improve productivity.

RFID TOOLKIT

The RFID Toolkit provides a standard set of integration points that can be used by an RFID middleware provider to develop specific RFID enabled functions within the warehouse.

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Posted by iCepts Technology Group, Inc-An Accellos One WMS Partner in Pennsylvania