WISE WMS – INBOUND FUNCTIONALITY- ORDER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (OMS)
The WISE inbound module, Order Management System (OMS), consists of a detailed set-up for all inventory types that could be received into a warehouse. Purchase orders, warehouse transfers, work orders, advanced shipment notices (ASN’s), returned materials and unexpected receipts. Also see our eCommerce software section for more information on Inbound Order Fulfillment from eCommerce platforms such as, Magento, Shopify, Amazon, etc. etc.
WISE WMS – INTERNAL FUNCTIONALITY
WISE inventory management software tracks assets from the moment it is received at the dock door, including every step of the warehouse process until it is directed out the shipping door. Inventory and Assets are controlled at the item level by SKU number, quantity and location.
WISE WMS – OUTBOUND FUNCTIONALITY
WISE’s easy-to-use functionality gives the manager the capabilities of releasing single orders or groups of orders based on order number, facility or customer ID, destination, dates, FIFO/LIFO/FEFO, carriers, priorities, and any combination thereof.
WISE – WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (WMS) – FEATURES & BENEFITS
The warehouse is the critical hub of the business, the central depot through which everything must pass – from raw materials waiting to be manufactured into finished goods to products waiting for shipment downstream to a distribution center, retailer, or end-customer. WISE functionality can be applied throughout all core warehouse processes, transforming the warehouse into a competitive advantage.
Total visibility of all inbound orders. Complete support of ASN’s (Advance Shipping Notices). A simple single scan of a bar code, pallet ID, or pallet license plate. A single receiver can work on multiple incoming orders simultaneously. Multiple receiving personnel can work on a single order. Personnel can receive unexpected shipments. WISE captures all information possible at the moment of the goods reception.
WISE’s Order Management functionality is a flexible tool used to group and release orders for shipment. Release single orders or groups of orders based on the order number, customer ID, destination, dates, FIFO/LIFO carriers, priorities, and any combination thereof. At any point in the warehouse order process, an order can be immediately canceled and WISE will generate the tasks to re-stock the items in the picking or shipping process.
ASSEMBLY / KITTING
The process of gathering parts and/or products to make a finished good is made up of multiple components. Through a process called backflushing, the material is issued automatically when production is posted against an operation. The backflushing program will use the quantity completed to calculate through the bill of material, quantities of the components used, and reduce on-hand balances accordingly.
At receipt, WISE can determine the parameters in which to sample a shipment to assure significant quality control. These parameters consist of percentages of items by product ID, group code, vendor, and/or any combination thereof. The system will then generate the tasks to move those materials that require quality assurance procedures. The rejected lots will be flagged in the system to avoid carrying out putaway and allocation tasks.
When items or shipments are returned to the warehouse, WISE enables unique data regarding these shipments to be recognized and captured. The RF’s direct the receiver to input the items’ current condition and the reason it was returned, and the fault of the return. Based on the values inputted for these three variables, WISE will direct the warehouse personnel to take a specific user-defined action. ie: put items back in general stock, put items in staging for future delivery, take to re-work to repair, send back to the manufacturer, or simply scrap.
The shipments’ delivery order sequence can be automatically picked and staged for loading based upon the delivery route. The pickers will be directed to “pick-to-nose” in order to ensure that the last delivery is loaded first.
Extensive putaway functionality enables the warehouse to utilize many different styles and methods of putaway techniques. Using the RF’s as the backbone of the putaway tasks, WISE directs the users to the proper location and correct equipment with the most efficient route and manner. All RF putaway transactions are confirmed with a location bar-code scan to ensure real-time inventory accuracy. Based on a user-defined configuration, WISE will generate the putaway tasks to most efficiently direct warehouse personnel to put items away based on the item itself, the product group, the locations, and/or any combination of the three.
PHYSICAL / CYCLE COUNT
Upon implementation and before commissioning of the system, a warehouse-wide physical inventory is taken to enter every item of the system per its precise location. A scan of the location, followed by scans of the items ensures the item-location match. After implementation, WISE’s Dynamic Intelligent Cycle Counting Functionality will handle all future counts. The WISE cycle counts do not require an inventory freeze. The counts are automatically triggered in the background per user-defined requirements. Cycle counts can be conducted per location, zone, product group, or item ID.
The ability to cross-dock is a valuable tool to increase warehouse efficiencies and speed order processing. When an item is received into available inventory and the same item is required for an outbound order waiting for processing, WISE triggers the immediate tasks necessary to take the goods from the receiving dock to the packing station or shipping door to complete the shipment. This eliminates all putaway and picking tasks that would be necessary to store the item and then pull again.
System generated Alerts are now part of the ERP and WISE applications, it allows the system to alert key individuals whenever a specified event occurs such as inventory dropping below minimums, missed shipments, receipts of product, or any other event that makes business sense.
WISE WMS – WEB PORTAL
The e-WISE system is a web-based front end that supports BtoB, CtoB, Shopping Cart, and Web Order Entry. Accessible through the web, this module allows authorized customers and salespersons to place orders for products, track the status of these orders, and obtain reports. Also see our Cloud-based WMS.