Warehouse Inventory Management: Back to Basics-Receiving

Receiving is another back to basics functionality in any warehouse management system.  Receiving is another functionality designed to migrate the paper receiving process to a wireless device.  Once a purchase order has been entered into an ERP system, it is seamlessly transferred to the WMS (warehouse management software) where receivers await shipment. They are armed Read more about Warehouse Inventory Management: Back to Basics-Receiving[…]

Warehouse Inventory Management: Back to Basics-Picking

The Picking functionality in warehouse management systems is a core functionality designed to move the paper picking process to a wireless device.  Warehouses come in different shapes and sizes. Some are “wide open” in a square shaped space. Others are contained in buildings on multiple floors, utilizing elevators to transport materials. Warehouses will have varying Read more about Warehouse Inventory Management: Back to Basics-Picking[…]

Top 10 “Must Have” Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Features-Order Allocation

Basic Order Allocation is a rules-based mechanism for allocating the available inventory to outstanding sales and is another “must have” with any robust Warehouse Management Systems (WMS). Prior to order allocation, a short discussion should be examined with the relationship between order management, your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System and Warehouse Management Systems (WMS). Sales Read more about Top 10 “Must Have” Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Features-Order Allocation[…]

Top 10 “Must Have” Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Features-Lot/Serial Number Tracking

Another “must have” with any Warehouse Management System is Lot/Serial Number Tracking; this feature is designed to extend the inventory management capability in the warehouse to include tracking discrete balances by lot and/or tracking specific serial numbered items Detailed basic functionality could include: Bin-level tracking Capture at Receiving Validate during Picking, Cycle Counting, Direct Move Read more about Top 10 “Must Have” Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Features-Lot/Serial Number Tracking[…]